Swimming pool heating is one of the most important improvements you can make to a new in-ground pool. Not only will it lengthen your reasonably doable swimming season, but it will also make you more comfortable, allowing you to swim for longer each day throughout the primary swimming season. Today, among the many possibilities available, we’ll examine three high-efficiency varieties of swimming pool heating.
Solar Pool Covers
Solar pool covers, the most affordable swimming pool heating option available, provide you with the chance to capture the sun’s heat and effectively heat your pool at no additional cost! Additionally, initial DIY installation of this option is fairly simple. The blanket only needs to be unrolled across the pool’s surface with the bubble side facing up. The heat from the sun is trapped in the pool by the insulated air layer which you create with the cover. A solar pool cover can extend your swimming season by up to two months through allowing your pool to warm up by 5 degrees on a sunny day!
We have some advice for you if you decide to use this pool heating option.
- When not in use, make sure to fold up your solar pool cover and put it somewhere out of direct sunlight (and do not leave it on the grass – unless you want to scorch that part of your lawn).
- Remember to remove the cover from the pool for at least 24 hours when it’s time to shock your pool.
- Never swim in your pool when it is even slightly covered by a cover.
- Solar pool covers are not designed to hold up pets or children who may climb onto them.
While some gas pool heaters utilize propane for fuel, others use natural gas. Both types of heaters work pretty much the same way: the pump encourages the pool’s water to circulate while drawing it through a filter and a heater. The water is heated as it flows through the heater as the gas burns in the combustion chamber.
High-performance gas pool heaters operate quietly and sustainably. Modern heaters have low profiles and electrical ignitions, making it easy for them to fit in with your landscaping. Gas heaters are the best option for people who want to extend the swimming season into the winter, because they provide on-demand warmth at typically a reasonable fuel cost.
Heat pumps are the most eco-friendly pool heating solution available, because they don’t release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Heat pumps are both energy efficient and cost-effective, with prices that are roughly half those of natural gas heaters or a third of those of propane heaters.
Heat pumps use electricity to capture heat rather than produce the heat themselves. The heat pump’s fan takes in outside air, which is then directed over the evaporator coil as the pool pump circulates the water via a heater and filter inside the heat pump. After absorbing heat from the air, the liquid refrigerant inside the coil turns into a gas. The hot gas then circulates via a compressor, which intensifies the heat, before being condensed by a pool’s water pump, which returns the heated water to the pool.
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