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Trust the Experts to Install the Right Pool Heater

Emerald Pools offers only the best service when installing new Electrical Heat Pumps. We will handle everything from installing a new electrical run from your panel to the pool equipment plumbing in a new heat pump. These heaters require quite a bit of electricity so please feel free to contact us for a consult. Our professionals can help make sure you have the required electricity within your pool equipment for a new heat pump.

One of the most frequently asked questions from anyone looking to install a pool heater is: What kind of heater should I have installed?

Factors to Consider When Installing a New Pool Heater

There are several questions homeowners can consider that will help them select the best heater for their pool:

  • Do you have natural gas at the residence?
  • Do you have a connection already at the pool equipment for a gas line?
  • If not, how far of a run is it from the gas meter to the pool equipment?
  • Are electric solar panels present at the property?
  • How often do you plan on heating your pool/spa?
  • How large is your pool/spa?

Consider the Different Types of Pool Heaters

Answering the questions above will help you choose which is the correct application for your house. There are 3 different types of pool heaters:

  • Natural Gas
  • Liquid Propane
  • Electric Heat Pump

Natural Gas Heaters

This heater is great when heating from cold to hot in the middle of winter. It is also the most efficient when dealing with heat costs. Natural gas is the preferred way to heat a swimming pool or in-ground spa. There are many options available when choosing a natural gas heater. The efficiency ratings of the heaters range anywhere from 82% to 97%, which means your pool is getting hot fast, and for a relatively low cost. This heater, like all heaters, will heat your pool faster and more efficiently with a variable speed pump. On average, it will take around 30 minutes to an hour to heat a spa with a natural gas heater, depending on the size of the spa. You can only install a natural gas heater if you have a natural gas supply at your house, so please refer to your local natural gas company for details. Two examples of commonly used natural gas heaters are: the Jandy JXi and the Jandy Hi-E2.

Jandy Pool Heat Pump

Liquid Propane Heaters

This heater runs and operates the same way as a natural gas heater. The only difference is that it runs off liquid propane. This is a good choice for homeowners who do not have the option of running natural gas to their residence. The only downside to choosing a liquid propane heater is the cost of filling up the propane tanks. This heater, like all heaters, will heat your pool faster and more efficiently with a variable speed pump. Popular liquid propane gas heaters are the Jandy JXi and Jandy Hi-E2.

Electric Heat Pumps

Electric heat pumps are highly recommended when your house has solar panels installed on the roof for energy savings. These units require quite a bit of electricity. This heater, like all heaters, will heat your pool faster and more efficiently with a variable speed pump. A major benefit to certain models of electric heat pumps is that they can also cool the pool down, as well as heat it up. Under the Arizona sun, we know that backyard pools can sometimes feel like bath water. This can make electric heat pumps a great option for those looking to cool down a pool. These pumps work just like an air conditioner, where water passes through the coils and the process cools or heats up the water. The Jandy JE series heat pumps are one heat pump option.

Update: As of January 2020, we are proud to install Pentair pool pumps. Learn more about our pump installation and repair services!

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