Swimming Pool Heaters Performance

When you own a swimming pool and you have a family, you know how frustrating it is to have to winterize, cover and forego its use during the colder months of winter. The kids always love to swim and have fun in the pool .They are used to do it during the warm months, and it is hard to stop such a nice and healthy activity.

You don’t have to stop.

There is a great variety of swimming pool heaters to choose from, depending on your budget, the size of your pool, the average outdoor temperature of your location, etc.

A gas swimming pool heater is usually the first choice, because of their high performance in rapidly heating your pool. In only 2-3 hours you will have the water at 80F (which is the right temperature for swimming). Depending on the size of your pool, the gas heater will need to be bigger or smaller and so will be your gas bill. Natural gas is half the price than Propane gas and just as effective.

Electric pool heaters are energy efficient, but take up to 2 days to heat your pool to 80F. The resistance heaters use a lot of electricity. This can be palliated a bit if you adhere to special discounted times of the day the Power suppliers offer their customers.  Or best yet, if you avail yourself of the free energy of the sun and install some solar panels to provide electricity to your choice of solar swimming pool heaters.

The heat pump heaters, are also powered by electricity, but they are more energy efficient because they don´t  use a resistance to generate heat; instead, they draw the heat from the air and compress it converting into a gas that is then heated and used to warm up the water of your pool. Of course these heat pumps are not so effective in very low temperatures. (Lower than 45F)

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