If you own a pool, then you are aware of the sometimes-high costs that are involved with owning, maintaining and heating your pool. To get the most value out of your pool, you want to be able to use it as often as possible. Sometimes this is hard to do, however, because achieving a comfortable temperature for your pool may be a challenge at times.
There are three ways you can heat your pool that can help you enjoy your pool for longer and won’t cost you an excessive amount of money.
Electric Heat Pumps
Electric heat pumps require electricity and generate heat through electrical currents from the external power source. The water passes through, and the heated water is fed into the pool to warm the water to your desired temperature. They are eco-friendly and omit no emissions but the device can cost thousands of dollars initially, and the operating costs can be high because it is electric power and the price can vary depending on where you love
Gas heaters are another option to heat your pool. Gas heaters utilize combustion to produce the heat. Gas is a non-renewable resource, so it is not as environmentally friendly as solar heating panels, and the running costs are higher. There is also the occurrence of emissions due to the burning gas that is needed to heat the pool. But gas is efficient, inexpensive and not as environment unfriendly as electricity.
Solar Heating Panels
Solar heating panels are a semi-efficient way that you can heat your pool throughout the year. Solar energy is clean, and free energy and the only cost involved is the cost of the panels themselves. You will also need a filter and pump, as well as a control system. Once the initial installation is complete, the pool is heated by the sun, and there are no additional running costs regarding this type of heating energy.
The biggest downside to solar heating panels is that you can’t set the desired temperature, the solar panels are a significant investment, and if you don’t have enough space on your roof for the solar panels, then it is not a viable heating option.
If you are looking for a pool heating option, then these three are the most commonly used, but it is wise to weigh the pros and cons of each, as well as the costs, before making a decision.
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