im I’m pretty much the same situation, what did you decide?
To to run my gas line is approx 3500 to 4K in north jersey, it’s a long run about 125 feet.
Looks like some good votes here for the heat pump.
I still haven't settled on something as they are just about done finishing pool construction. I figure I have until early spring to decide. I am leaning heavily towards the Heat Pump - UltraTemp 140 to be exact.... $3300 Free ship/no tax. Got Friends/Family to help with the install. If I am not happy with it, I figured I can always "Let it go" and switch to propane.
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I’m in East Quogue Long Island we have heat pump. Let me start by saying if we had gas I would of got a gas heater but we don’t. We would have had to run lines bla bla bla. This is out 3rd year with a heat pump Pentair 140. It does the job. We like water at 84 low to 86. Sun does keep water at 84. The pump doesn’t have to work hard. Electric is high there. If I use the heat pump in early spring and now in September the electric bill can be $100 a month more. We do not have a solar cover and I see the smoke coming off the pool in AM. After using this heater, we got smart and turn it on at 6 am and run it to 3 pm only. I find that it will heat water faster in day time. Water temp drops 2 deg at night.
How well do you think the Ultra Temp 140 would do heating a 400 Gallon SPA?