One of the most significant additions you can make to your new in-ground swimming pool comes in the form of swimming pool heating. Not only will it extend the swimming season, but it will also increase your comfort and thereby extend the length of daily swimming sessions during the main swimming season. Amid many options on the market, today we’ll take a look at three high-efficiency types of swimming pool heating.
Solar Pool Covers
The most economical swimming pool heating option on the market, solar pool covers offer you the potential of harnessing the sun’s heat and essentially heating your pool for free! And it’s very easy to DIY initial installation of this option. All you have to do is unroll the blanket along the surface of your pool with the blanket’s bubble side down. The insulated air layer you create with the cover traps heat generated by the sun, holding it in the pool. Able to increase your pool’s water temperature up to 5 degrees on a sunny day, a solar pool cover can increase your swim season by up to two months!
If you choose this pool-heating option, we have a few tips for you to keep in mind. First, be sure to fold up your cover and store it away from direct sunlight when it isn’t in use. Next, when it’s time to shock your pool, be sure to remove the cover for at least 24 hours. Third, never swim in your pool when the cover is even partially covering your swimming pool.
Some gas pool heaters use natural gas, while others use propane. Either way, they function pretty much the same way: the pump promotes circulation of the pool’s water and draws the water through a filter and the heater. As the gas burns in the heater’s combustion chamber, it heats the water as it passes through.
High-performance gas pool heaters are quiet and offer eco-friendly operation. Today’s heaters boast electronic ignitions and low profiles that can easily blend into your landscaping. Offering on-demand heating, gas heaters are ideal for those wanting to extend swim season into the winter months.
The most energy-efficient pool-heating option on the market, heat pumps are environmentally friendly, because they don’t emit carbon into the atmosphere. At a cost of about half that of natural gas heaters or a third of propane heaters, heat pumps are both energy efficient and cost effective. Instead of actually generating heat, heat pumps use electricity to capture heat. As the pool pump circulates the water, the water passes through a filter and heater inside the heat pump; the heater’s fan then draws in the outside air which is directed over the evaporator coil. The liquid refrigerant within the coil then absorbs heat from the air and creates a gas. The warm gas then passes through the compressor, which increases the heat before a condenser then transfers the heat from the gas to the pool water circulating though and then returns the water to the pool.
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