Pool Heating Options – What You Need To Know
Everyone wants a swimming pool that they can enjoy throughout the year – even under cold weather conditions. Sadly, when outside temperatures are cold, heat dissipates from the pool water rather quickly. And no one wants to take a dip in freezing water, right? Well, then, how do you ensure that your pool is ‘swimmable’ for as much of the year as possible? You may want to get yourself a quality pool heater for that!
Regardless of the outside temperature, pool heaters can warm the water back up and help you extend your swim season. But considering there are three major types of pool heating options available in the market today (electric, gas and solar), how do you make the right purchase? Let’s take a quick look at the different types of pool heaters – how they work and their advantages, so that you can decide which pool heating option suits you and your needs the best.
Is a Gas Pool Heater Your Pool Heating Option?
Using a gas pool heater is undoubtedly the fastest way to warm up a swimming pool. Gas pool heaters are either powered by propane or natural gas and can heat the pool regardless of how low the outside temperature drops. Gas heaters burn the propane fuel or natural gas within a combustion chamber that is made up of a series of copper coils. As the gas burns, the pool water passes through these coils, gets heated and cycles back into the swimming pool.
- Inexpensive to purchase
- Operate independently of air temperature
- Heat pool water quickly
Solar Pool Heating is a Great Pool Heating Option
Solar-powered pool heaters are becoming increasingly common these days as they are arguably the most economical way to heat a pool. While solar heaters are expensive to purchase, they more than make up for their steep upfront cost through their energy savings. Solar pool heaters utilise solar energy to heat water. They pump the pool water into the filter and then divert it through a group of solar collectors (where sunlight is converted into heat energy) to heat the water before it goes back into the pool.
- Great for heating a pool in warmer climates
- Environmentally Friendly – No air pollution
- Huge energy savings make up for the high cost of installation
- Cheap to operate – Uses a free source of energy
- Lifespan of 15 to 20 years
Pool Heat Pumps The Choice Pool Heating Option
Pool heat pumps use electric currents to transfer heat to the pool. A heat pump is a pool heating solution that is both effective and energy-efficient, which is why it is extremely popular among homeowners. They extract the heat from the surrounding air and direct it over an evaporator coil. The heat is then absorbed by liquid refrigerant inside the coil and turned into a gas. The gas then moves through a compressor (which intensifies its heat) to a condenser, which adds the hot gas into your pool water.
- Inexpensive to run
- Heat the pool regardless of air temperature
- Lifespan of up to 20 years
- Environmentally friendly – Use renewable energy source and emit no air pollution
We hope this article helps you decide which pool heating option will be best for your swimming pool. If you are considering a heating upgrade or brand new heater install, reach out to us directly to get the best price on your new pool heating system – call us at 0451 658 880 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today!