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Old 04-15-2013, 10:40 AM
 
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Yes, it makes sense and thank you. Where do you go for your pool heater/cover? I need some good salespeople because I am still debating between heater and solar.

I haven't seen the clear covers but I think they would be an improvement in looks. I knew I would have to have a solar cover up here, so the pool was built off to the side so I didn't have to look at it all the time. But with this house in CC, I will be looking at the pool all the time. But I would imagine Apr-Sept the cover wouldn't be necessary. I could live with it in the winter or to extend the season. The cover made a big difference up north, and so did the solar panels.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Meredith NH
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Luv,I think you'd be disappointed with solar......friends tell me that on cool days it just doesn't do the job.Sure,it works fine when it's 85 or 90 degree's.
Electric is pricey,though and you've got to be willing to pay the price.....maybe an exra $200-$300 bucks if you run it all month.
Unfortunately,there's no free lunch.Heating and cooling are expensive.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL
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I bought my solar cover on Ebay after shopping around a bit. Below is an image of the clear cover and reel:



If you are going to be in the pool a lot during the winter I would definitely go with an electric heater and the solar cover. If there is no sun for a few days, or the temperature gets really low, it will take forever for a solar heater to raise the water temperature enough to be comfortable. Also, from what I can tell they cost about $3-$4k while an electric heater is more around $1k.

Good luck...
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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Default thanks for the pic

That cover looks better than the bright blue ones. The solar panels I bought up north were nowhere near that expensive. Thanks for all the info - I've got some things to think about this summer!
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Lemon Bay, Englewood, FL
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My 7 panel Helicol solar system was $2500 two years ago. We have a smaller 7500 gallon pool, so it heats quickly. Wr have no interest in swimming during the chilly months. Our swimming season is March-November when the pool is at least 85. LOVE the solar. Easy to turn on & off. Costs nothing to operate. Up front capital is about the same as a GOOD electric heat pump
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