Are you one of those people who likes to keep their swimming pool open as long as possible? If you are you’ll probably need some pool heating options for your swimming pool for those chilly days or nights when you’re in the mood to throw a pool party. Lucky for you, there are options available to heat your swimming pool.
Gas heaters, electric heat pumps, and solar heaters can all be used as heating options. The best choice for you depends upon your climate, your desired temperature increase of the water, and your budget for installation and operation. Here is more information about all three options to give you a better understanding of your pool heating options.
Gas Pool Heaters
For inground pools, gas heaters can be expensive but is an ideal option if heating up your pool as quickly as possible is an important feature. Gas heaters run approximately $900 to $2,200 to purchase for a typical residential inground swimming pool and costs around $1,100 to $2,500 to operate. A gas pool heat will heat your pool quickly and efficiently. These heaters are durable, but they tend to wear out faster than other pool heating options.
Electric Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are becoming popular options for most pool owners. They use the ambient air surrounding the unit to heat your pool. The process does not require natural gas or propane and lowers run costs drastically. Heat pumps can cost around $3,500 to purchase for inground swimming pools and about $100 a month to run. Electric heat pumps work off of the ambient air temperature, so they are slower to heat than a typical gas heater. They are less expensive to operate than gas heaters.
Solar Pool Heaters
With a cost of around $2,000 to purchase, solar pool heaters are an expensive investment, but the good news is that they do require less maintenance. Solar heaters need minimal servicing, which means less cost and less hassle for the pool owner. Solar pool heaters are good for the environment. Solar pool heaters generate and utilize energy that is clean, renewable and reliable. It will help eliminate carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides emissions, a significant contributor to smog and global climate change.
Any pool heating option you choose will be a good solution for your heating needs. The right heater for you all depends on your budget and maintenance concerns. For more swimming pool tips and advice, make sure you are following us on Facebook!