What Are the Different Types of Swimming Pool Heaters?

by Pool Builders on 09-11-2009 in Articles

There are different kinds of swimming pool heaters. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. For you to choose one, you need to know about these different types. This article will discuss the three main types of swimming pool heaters available; namely electric, gas and solar.

Electric Heaters

People living in warm climates should go for electric pumps. This is a more efficient user of electricity as compared to its counterpart, electric heaters. This will also help to increase the period for swimming up to quite a few months.

The way these electric pumps operate is very simple. They pull the air in and heat it. Then they transfer this heat energy to the water through a heat exchanger. The temperature of the water in this case remains consistent most of the time. However, heaters of this kind work best in climates where the temperature is warm before and even after summer months.

Gas Heaters

A propane tank or line of natural gas is needed for gas heaters. These kinds of swimming pool heaters can easily heat up a swimming pool. However it can be a bit costly to use them over a longer period of time. As they can quickly heat up the pool, so they are very well used in occasional cases.

One advantage of gas swimming pool heaters is that they can heat up water no matter what the climate is like. They are able to heat up the water to a constant temperature. The water in the pool is circulated after which the gas heater picks it up with the help of a filter. Then it is handed over to a heater. In the combustion center of the heater, the gas helps to generate heat; this heats up the water and it is returned to the pool after being heated.

Solar Heaters

Solar swimming pool heaters pass the water to a solar through a solar heater. The water gets heated and is then returned to the pool. Since solar heaters work only when the skies are sunny and the sun is out, they do not increase the temperature of the water much but they do have low operating costs.  

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