Trust the Experts to Install the Right Pool Heater
Emerald Pools offers only the best 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 to see if you have the required electricity at your pool equipment for a new Heat Pump.
I am looking to install a heater on my pool. What kind of heater should I have installed?
There are many questions that need to be addressed when installing a new pool heater:
- Do you have natural gas at the residence?
- Do you have a connection at the pool equipment 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?
After all those questions are answered:
Then you can choose which is the correct application for your house. There are 3 different types of pool heaters:
- Natural Gas
- Liquid Propane
- Electric Heat Pump
Pool Heat Pump Application
Natural Gas Heater:
This heater is great when heating from cold to hot in the middle of the 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 for 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 not for a lot of money. This heater, like all heaters, will heat your pool faster and more efficiently with a variable speed pump. On average to heat a Spa with a natural gas heater, it will take around 30 minutes to an hour 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, please refer to your local natural gas company for details. We strongly recommend 2 different natural gas heaters. The Jandy JXi and the Jandy Hi-E2.
Liquid Propane Heater:
This heater runs, and operates the same as the natural gas heater. The only difference is that it runs off liquid propane. This option is valuable for homeowners who do not have the option of running natural gas to their residence. The only negative to having a liquid propane heater is the costs of filling up the propane tanks. This heater, like all heaters will heat your pool faster and more efficiently with a variable speed pump. The liquid propane gas heaters we recommend are the Jandy JXi and Jandy Hi-E2.
Electric Heat Pump
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 of certain models is that they can also cool the pool down as well as heat them. We all know pools can sometimes feel like bath water under this Arizona sun. So this is a great option to cool them down. They work just like an air conditioner where water passes through the coils and cools or heats up the water. The Jandy JE series heat pumps are recommended when choosing a heat pump option.
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