After doing quite a bit of research I am starting to think that using solar panels might be our best option to heat our pool. Before making a huge investment though I would like to buy one panel as a "test" to see how such a system would work. My wife is apprehensive about the panels (someone she works with had one and said it didn't work) so this will hopefully help convince her. If this panel works out well we would add more, build a ground rack and purchase a controller. So my questions is what would be the best, cheapest "starter panel" that we can add onto later? I can lay the panel right next to the pump (full sun) so won't need to run a lot of pipe. The cheaper, the better. Thanks!