Electric Pool Heaters - Are They Your Best Option?

by Pool Builders on 09-03-2008 in Articles

There are many choices when it comes to getting a pool heater and one of those choices is electric pool heaters. Are you considering a heater for your pool? Do you want to extend your swimming season by a few months? Here is how to do so with an electric pool heater and another option.

Electric pool heaters are definitely going to cost you. They have a high cost for keeping them in working shape and they will run your electric bill up quite a bit as well. This can be reduced and still give you the warm swimming water you desire if you know what you are doing.

You will want to get a solar pool heater as well as an electric one. The solar heater will cost you much less and will save you on your energy costs. Run it during the day, when the sun is out and is shining brightly down on it. Then, run your electric heater at night.

You can put both of them on a timer so that your water stays nice and warm for swimming. You should shut the solar heater off as soon as the sun has reached a spot that it will no longer heat the tubes of your solar pool heater. Then, wait about 6-8 hours to have your electric pool heater turn on. There is no use in wasting energy when you are asleep, but if you plan to swim by about 10 or 11 in the morning, then having it kick on around 7 or 8 would be great.

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