Extend your Swim Season with Pool Heating

Feb 23, 2021

When you think of a swimming pool, you probably think of taking a cool dip on a hot summer’s day. While it’s wonderfully refreshing to swim in your pool on hot days, it can also be just as delightful to swim when it’s cool outside. The great news is that you don’t need to brace yourself for a chilly swim; you can have heating installed with your new pool and enjoy gliding through lovely warm water instead.

Pool heating is the perfect way to extend your swimming season. With an effective form of pool heating installed, you will love knowing you’re getting maximum use out of your pool, and that you have the option of adjusting your water temperature to suit you!

There are several different types of pool heating, so let’s explore the three main pool heating options you’ll come across when planning your backyard oasis.

Solar

While the initial set-up cost of solar pool heating is higher than other options, the benefits of solar make it loved by many pool owners. As solar heaters use energy from the sun to warm up the pool water, they are incredibly eco-friendly. Using the sun as the source of their power, solar pool heaters are also very energy efficient, so the savings you make from your energy bills will help offset what you paid for installation of the heating. Solar is great for many sunny Australian backyards, but be aware that solar heating takes time to heat your pool.

Electric Heat Pumps

Electric heat pumps are designed to circulate water through a heating tank before it is pumped back into the pool. A super handy feature of these pumps is that they can last for a long time – around 20 to 25 years usually. Electric heat pumps are great when the pool is used regularly and work well in environments where there is less sunlight available, but keep in mind that they heat the pool water more slowly than other methods. They also require electricity to operate.

Gas

A couple of big benefits of gas heaters is that they heat water fast, and they suit a lot of climates. Gas pool heating works by using propane or natural gas, so it’s not necessarily the most eco-friendly pool heating option, and some gas systems have limited lifespans. Gas pool heating is mostly suited to people who want to use their pool on a whim, and need the water to become warm, fast.

With summer coming to an end and cooler weather on the horizon, now is the perfect time to book in your winter pool install, and have pool heating installed along with your brand new pool. A heated pool will be absolute bliss to dip into when there’s a chill in the air, and your swim season with a heated pool can start a lot earlier than if you didn’t have pool heating. Forget waiting until the end of spring to swim! Pool heating will also allow you to keep swimming well into autumn and beyond, so you’ll practically be able to swim all year-round! 

Your local Narellan Pools Builder is the only contact you’ll need to get your dream of a heated pool underway. They can not only help you find the perfect pool for your backyard space, but also offer advice on the type of pool heating that will be most effective for your property and your intended pool usage. When you’re ready to go ahead, they’ll then organise for your chosen pool heater to be part of your pool package.

Reach out to them today to get started on the process of mapping out the pool of your dreams, and to have a chat with them about the heating options available.

Your backyard paradise awaits!

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