Hi all. I want to research a couple things but so far info seems minor and spread out a good bit. I don't at all mind doing my own research but the posts seem spread pretty thin and I'm not sure of exactly what to look for in topic titles or where to look for it, what forum(s)?
1st- solar power for pump? Is this available? Cost effective? The pool pump takes a fairly good chunk of electricity and solar power is rather practical even here in East Texas. Also, having an independent power source for the pool appeals to me in general terms.
2nd- Solar pool heater? Is this available? Cost effective? Here in East Texas the days stay warm enough to swim well into the fall, even what some might consider early winter. But the shortening of the days doesn't keep the water warm enough. since the pool is also therapeutic for both my wife and I, we really desire to get the most functional use out of this thing as we can! But present conventional systems seem to be rather costly, not only to purchase but also to run!
Finally, swimming pools as a medical aid tool? I am a disabled vet and my doctor suggested using the pool for exercise I can't otherwise do and also to help keep affected limbs more limber. Since it is essentially "prescribed" for medical reasons, does anybody know if there is an6y is there any benefit or assistance programs to help offset upkeep costs associated with home owned swimming pools?
I think that will keep me busy for a bit, thank you very much!