Whether you’re looking at above-ground pools or an inground plunge pool, there are three main options solar, gas, or electric heat pumps, and there are pros and cons with each one. The key to deciding which pool heater is right for you and your pool is knowing how each one works. So…
Solar heaters work by using the sun’s free energy to heat the water as it is circulated from your swimming pool before returning it back to your swimming pool. The best thing about solar pool heating is that once it is all set up, it’s super cheap to run.
Straight-forward to operate, these pool heaters use either propane or natural gas. Water is warmed as it passes through a tube with a hot combustion chamber, before ultimately being returned back to your pool.
An electric pool heater or pump works by circulating water through a heating tank before pumping it back into the pool. There are two different types of electric heaters, one which uses air and the other which uses water, both of which work in similar ways with the constant exchange of warm and cold that creates the heat for your pool water.
While the addition of a pool heater is a decision most families will be excited about, it’s important that all aspects of your small inground pool or large above-ground pool, as well as lifestyle, are all taken into account. Narellan Pools can help you select the right pool heater for you by looking at a number of different things. For example, what your budget is, what best suits your pool, and how often you plan on using it throughout the year. The location of your home and your pool will also be a major deciding factor that will help you decide which type of pool heating system is best for you.