I wanted to caution vacation home renters that a solar heated pool may not heat the water to a comfortable enough temperature for swimming.
We usually rent a different home in Marco with solar type heating for the pool. There are solar panels on the roof to heat the pool & it seemed pretty effective. I know this because my family &/or I would swim almost daily during our last 2 winter holiday visits.
This visit we had to rent a different home which also has a solar type heated pool. The pool temperature was between 78-81 degrees & was terribly cold. We only recently used the pool one time mostly out of obligation.
This is only the 2nd solar heated pool home we've stayed at & there seemed to be a big difference in the temperatures.
I'm probably going to rent an electric type heated pool home in the future even though I've noticed that some home owners charge extra for charge for this type of heating. My kids are growing up so fast & they really love pool time. For the first time, I definitely feel like we missed out on that this trip.