I've become a pool junkie in the last two months. I am planning to buy an 18' x 42" pool for the next several years and then graduate to either a 48" or 52" - likely always taking it down in the off-season. Nonetheless, I want to extend the Nebraska swimming season as much as reasonably possible. Right now I'm thinking I want more heating ability than the solar panels allow. Here is a unit on our craigslist -- anyone know anything about whether it would be easily added on an Intex pool? I will definitely upgrade the pump next year when I get this "bigger" pool -- probably to whatever pump you guys tell me to get. While I am now fairly comfortable with the water balancing part of pool ownership, I have absolutely no comfort on any of the mechanical parts. I don't want to fall for this heater if it won't be a good fit for a temporary pool. It is a lot of money, but if it would raise the pool to 88 degrees or so, on command, and would work a bunch of seasons, seems worth it to me. Here's the guy's description -- any thoughts
"Connor, It is a ASME Certified 400,000 BTU Pentair Electronic Ignition heater. Comes w/ a exhaust stack. It is Approx 3-4 years old. The ASME is the important part, it means it is commercial, and built heavy duty, hand inspected at the factory. It would work fine for above ground, as long as your pump is decent. It would heat it very fast. It came out of a well kept commercial pool and was indoors. I would take $565."