I have a crazy question. Its crazy because nobody else on the planet would want to heat their pool anywhere near as much as my wife.
My pool is 18' by 38' IG Liner. I have a minimax 250 which is probably a little under powered for this size pool. But it does the job like a champ. Thing is well over 10 years old and doesn't give me any problems.
My Pool guy who is a magician retrofitted a digital thermostat onto it so now I have great control over the pool temp and spa temp. Before I just had to turn the dial up and hope for the best.
Anyway, here is the issue. My wife is insane. And she likes to swim at night a lot. But she won't swim unless the water is about 93 degrees.
The heater starts cutting on and off every 2 minutes or so when the pool gets to 90 degrees. It has a very difficult time climbing to 91... But turns on and off so often that it wont go any higher.
I would think this is a thermostat problem of the heater in which it was protecting itself or something, but if I turn on the spa, it easily can make the spa 104 degrees without cutting on and off. I know its obviously a lot easier to heat up a tiny spa than a big pool, but the temp of the water is the temp of the water, right? So if the heater will stay on all the way from 80 to 104 for the spa, why would it cut off at 90 for the pool itself? I would think there has to be some other issue going on...
This would not be any issue at all if my wife was normal. And I know it would be a lot cheaper if I just forced her to move to Arizona or Texas. But its odd to me and I was hoping someone here might know why this might happen.