Is a Pool Heater Worth It?
It feels amazing to cool off with a dip in the pool. That is until you take a step in, and it’s freezing. Luckily, there’s a bunch of ways to create your own heated swimming pool. You can use a solar cover to absorb the sun’s rays and trap the rising heat. If you don’t want a full-sized cover, buying a few solar rings to toss onto the pool surface works too.
If you’re not living in a windy area, pouring in a biodegradable liquid pool cover is a great move; it’s totally safe to swim in! If you do experience a lot of wind or rain, consider building a weather-proof enclosure to seal in the warmth.
For a heating solution that’s built into your pool—we suggest installing a pool heater. Pool heaters generate or draw in heat from the environment to transfer to the pool. With one of these, you’re ready to make a splash!
The Pros and Cons of Heated Swimming Pools
A pool heater can make a pool feel fantastic. But be sure to fully consider whether or not it’d fit your family.
Pool Heater Benefits
Pool heaters can make your backyard pool feel comfortable to swim in. The added heat allows you to extend the swimming season a little longer too! This helps keep your family active and outdoors. You’ll even get to spend more time together.
Pool Heater Drawbacks
Because southern Arizona already has a long swimming season, some people may find that the additional energy cost isn’t worth it. However, there are plenty of costs- and energy-efficient options available to still make this a worthwhile investment.
Different Types of Heating Solutions
Different pools and preferences require different pool heaters. Browse through these basic options as a starting point.
Gas Pool Heaters
If you’re living in a cooler area, a gas pool heater, such as the Pentair Mastertemp®, could be your best shot at a heated swimming pool. That’s because natural gas and propane pool heaters work well in virtually any setting. This is our go-to recommendation for homes with spas because they provide instant heat. While they work quickly, they’re also more expensive to operate.
Solar Pool Heaters
Great for sunny Arizona, solar panels absorb UV rays and transform them into heat for your pool. Because this system runs on renewable energy, it could prove to be the most cost-effective option in the long run. However, we normally don’t recommend them because they break down often. Not to mention that the size of the system generally has to be at least half that of the pool.
Electric Heat Pumps
If you have a solar pool heating system, we suggest pairing it with an electric heat pump. Electric heat pumps use the warmth of the surrounding air to heat your pool and often come out as the most efficient heating method. You can even opt for the upgrade that allows one to cool your pool down too! Each one has a long lifespan, but usually needs temperatures of at least 55℉ to run properly.
New Pool Construction With Emerald Pools and Spas
Why choose between beauty and comfort? Build a brand-new pool with an effective pool heater to keep your kids and guests enjoying time outside as long as possible. Emerald Pools and Spas has been helping homeowners like you create premium pools and water features since 2000!
Contact us today, so your upcoming heat pool installation is done by a highly qualified industry leader.
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