The pool temperature is not climbing as fast as we expected. The water temperature has climbed overnight from 10ºC (50ºF) to 16ºC (61ºF) in about 10 hours. As such, it will not likely reach a decent temperature until late in the day. So we’re keeping it going through tomorrow (Sunday). So if you are brave and hardy, please feel free to have a dip today. If not, you are welcome anytime tomorrow! Ultimately, this is a useful test. As mentioned in the previous post, the propane heater is all new. We’re getting very useful data on performance that we can use next year. We’re alsoRead More →

As part of the upgrades for the new hot tub, we have installed a propane heater. It is faster and more effective at heating the hot tub than an electrical heater. It will also be able to do double-duty as a pool heater. We still plan on making good use of the environmentally-friendly solar heating system. But, from time to time, the pool drops in temperature quite a bit during cold spells. (like this past summer!) The solar system can take days to bring the temperature of the pool back up. So when we see good weather coming, we can now switch the hot tub’sRead More →