Heating Ideas


Well-known member
Jan 11, 2011
Northern Illinois
I am looking for some advice on ideas on how to heat our AGP pool this summer. With the stay-at-home order and strict regulations being imposed in Illinois it looks like my son won't be having a travel baseball season this year. Therefore, we be spending a lot more time in the pool this summer. Therefore I am looking for ideas on how to heat the pool this summer and gain some extra "swim time". Here is some background:
  • Pool is a 27'x54" agp. 19,272 gallons of water
  • We always use a solar cover at night
  • Pool gets full sun from early morning to approximately 5 PM
  • Running filter with a 1HP Hayward pump
From the research I've done it seems like a gas heater or heat pump will be out of our budget ($1,500+). Therefore I am leaning toward solar but have no idea where to put them. Here are some pictures of out set-up:

View from the back deck facing East

Along south side of pool

Facing east

Facing toward back of house (west)

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


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LifeTime Supporter
May 3, 2007
Pleasanton, CA
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Salt Water Generator
If you are laying them flat on the ground, it really doesn't matter much as long as they get sunlight all day long. Close to pump is usually more convenient.
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