This is just another confirmation that the grass is always greener around your neighbors pool!
We have a 30 x 15 AGP that is open, but too cold to swim in due to a long, slow, cool spring. Water temp is 60 in the morning and 64 in the afternoon with a leaky solar panel system hooked up. The next 7-day forecast is for highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s. I may get in the pool around the end of June at this rate.
Does anyone heat their AGP with a heater? It seems to me it should take less energy to warm than an in-ground as during the day the pool is surrounded by the warmer air temp and has the sun hitting the side, and not surrounded by the cold ground. It seems like everyone who has a heater wants solar, and I have solar and want a heater. My goal is to warm the water so I can go in earlier/later in the season and have the water warm in the mornings so I can go in then and not have to wait till it's 94 degrees out and when you can stand the water a little cooler to go in!
I'm thinking if the cost is reasonable to heat the water with a heater, we may get rid of our solar system as the constant leaking just wears on me.