Are you in search of some ways to benefit from your swimming pool for years to come?
Each year, we meet a lot of people across Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia with their underground pond projects at River Pools, and we get a lot of queries about pool heaters. Here, today we will talk about the advantages of pool heating, various pool heating options, and how much you spend at the beginning of each option and monthly.
Why should I heat my pool?
It’s a good question! Your swimming period can stay only for 3 to 4 months without a pool heater. On the other hand, if you add a pool heater, your swimming season can get extended for two months or even more, depending on the climate and location.
We are aware that children love swimming pools, and end time may disappoint them, but with the addition of a pool heater, you and your kids can have as much fun as possible.
How many types of swimming pool heaters are there?
About three kinds of pool heaters are there:
- The heat pump (electric)
How do Pool Heaters operate?
In southern climates, solar swimming pool heaters are very effective around the year and lengthen swim time in colder weather climates. The pool pump flows water via the heater, which uses solar energy, and it’s usually placed on the rooftop or a frame built in the yard. However, one of its drawbacks is that you need a system equivalent to 50 to 100 percent of the pool surface. Solar energy requires no cost, but the pool pump needs to be running, so the solar heater can work properly. It can enhance your electric bills.
Electric heat pumps astonishingly using sun energy; you must be wondering how’s that possible. The air is warmed by the sun, and heat is pulled from the air, then transmitted to the water. This heater needs approximately 12°C (55°F) or even higher temperatures to work properly.
Either natural gas or propane is used by the gas pool heaters. The heaters burn their fuel in a combustion chamber, as they are working independently of the external temperature situation. The water from your pool passes through the copper coils and comes back to the pool warm.
How can I save money through electric heat pumps?
Although the solar pumps are free of cost, you still have to leave the pump running to perform its work. Due to this, your electric bill raises from $300 to $950 per year. Depending on the fuel you choose for gas heaters, they range from $300 to $500 a year. Electric heat pumps are very effective and require only $50 to $100 a month. We have noticed that about 19 to 20 consumers select electric heat pumps because they have low operating costs and high performance.
Depending on the climate and location of a place, expand the average use of pools for 2-3 months. The pool’s extension per year is defined by the temperature needs (55°F or more), depending on the location.
The heat pump will effectively manage temperatures almost all year round in areas like Louisiana and Texas. Heat pumps can increase pool usage by about two months in areas like Virginia. Pool heaters are not optional in places like Ohio. For keeping the water temperature comfortable, heat is needed.