Solar, Gas or Electric Pool Heater?

The pool water even on hot days is usually cold, especially in larger pools or installed in places with little sunlight. This is due to the amount of water and the time the sun needs to reheat without a heating system. Even if the air temperature seems warm enough, it doesn’t necessarily mean your pool’s water is comfortable enough to swim in.

The only way to continuously enjoy your pool is to heat the water to the perfect temperature. There are at least three ways to heat the water in a pool:

Raypak Pool Heater
Raypak Pool Heater
  1. Solar heaters: As the temperature of the pool water does not have to be too hot, the solar collectors can be simple, usually plastic polypropylene. They act as if they were a hose, which heats up when exposed to the sun and heats the water in its path. However, solar heating is an alternative system; it always depends on the climatic conditions to work.
  2. Gas pool heaters: Gas pool heaters are extremely efficient at warming a pool quickly. The high heat created by burning natural gas in a furnace creates high heat levels that quickly bring the water in a swimming pool to the desired temperature. This helps to reduce the amount of time that the heater is actually .Nonetheless Installing a gas heater for your swimming pool will require that you run iron or metal pipe below the surface of the ground in order to provide a natural gas source for the furnace of the heater. Also, installation and purchase cost for these types of heaters can be expensive as well. In some cases, the cost is prohibitive when a natural gas source or pipe is not close to the swimming pool area. Because gas and oil prices often fluctuate, gas pool heaters can (at times) be more expensive to operate than electric pool heaters or heat pumps. This is particularly true in colder winter months when heating oil and natural gas prices are usually at their highest.
  3. An electric pool heater, also known as a heat pump, is one of the most popular ways to keep your pool warm during the cold season. Heat pumps are incredibly energy efficient at maintaining a constant water temperature and can deliver savings of up to 70% versus a gas heater. Heat pumps are very efficient because they utilize the heat from the surrounding air to heat the pool’s water versus burning natural gas or propane. Electric pool heaters are far less expensive than their gas or solar counterparts, when it comes to both unit price and installation. Also, the most reliable pool heater you can have is an electric one. Solar panels are dependent on the amount of sun they can receive and gas heaters can be affected by extreme temperatures. Electric heat pumps do not have these issues and can be run any time of the year, no matter the conditions. Most electric heat pumps also allow you to cool the water, a valuable feature in areas with extremely hot temperatures, where the summer sun often heats pool water to temperatures similar to a hot tub.

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