Different Types of Swimming Pool Heaters

by Pool Builders on 10-23-2006 in Articles

Many people are choosing swimming pool heaters in order to extend the swimming season after summer. A heater is fantastic to own, particularly with colder days.

With a swimming pool heater, you can adjust the temperature of the water to almost any level that you are happy with. The suggested temperature for pool water is 78 degrees, even though the majority of people prefer to have their water just a bit warmer, approximately 80 degrees.

When summer ends and weather begins to cool off, a pool heater can make swimming last longer. If you live in the north, you can double your swimming season. If you live in warmer climates (Arizona and California) you can triple the amount of swimming by using a pool heater.

If you are using a heater or plan to use, you should also buy a swimming pool cover. A cover will protect against loss of heat from the pool. A good cover that has plenty of insulation can greatly reduce the amount of heat loss.

There are several types of heaters available. The most common is gas fired heaters running off LP gas. These heaters are the least expensive to buy and also the cheapest to run over time.

You can also use oil to heat your pool. This is common in regions where you cannot buy gas fired heaters. Other pools select to use electricity which is a great way to heat your pool. However, it can be the most expensive way to run and take the most amount of time to properly maintain.

There is the solar pool heater. It uses the sun to heat your pool water. This method has several disadvantages when you compare it to other types of heaters. First, they cost nearly half the amount of your swimming pool!

Next, you must have large electric pump, which can cost you lots of money. The pump delivers the water from your pool to the solar panels, which will in turn heat up the water.

In conclusion, when it comes to swimming pool heaters, gas fired heaters are the best and most cost efficient ways to heat your pool. They are cheap and very user friendly.

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