OK. We got the pool last year. Kids love it...I went in once. Even as a kid I HATED cold water. Solar panels are an option. But a 100,000 BTU unit should do the trick. Can any be found for less than $800?
Any other recommendations you have?
Do solar panels = getting a larger pump to distributor the water?
A friend nearby tried the solar cover on his 15' pool, with limited success and he, too, is looking for heating options.