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Pool Heaters: Gas Heaters vs. Electric Heat Pumps

Keep your pool warm this summer with one of our pool heaters. Here you can learn about the different types to help you make an informed decision.
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There are a few different methods to heat your above ground pool. Some of the most popular ways to heat your pool would be to use a gas heater or an electric heat pump. Each system has advantages/disadvantages depending on what you are looking to accomplish. Pool heaters vary in terms of purchase price, cost of operation, speed of heating and environmental friendliness. Making a choice between the two depends mostly on your own personal preferences.

Pool Heaters: Electric Heat Pumps

Electric Heat Pumps

Electric heat pumps work in a manner similar to a central air conditioning unit, only in reverse. The pool heater takes heat out of the outside air and transfers it into your pool water.

Electric Heat Pumps

Electric heat pumps require a licensed electrician to run a dedicated line that brings 220v.

Pros of Electric Heat Pumps

Lower operating cost compared to gas heaters

Emits no exhaust

Runs silently with the exception of the fan motor

Continuous heat flow and even temperature

Cons of Electric Heat Pumps

Higher upfront cost than gas heaters

Pool Heaters: Gas Heaters

Gas Heaters

Gas heaters burn either natural gas or propane to create heat. Propane heaters require the use of propane tanks.

Gas Heaters

If you would like to use natural gas with your pool heater you need a licensed plumber to connect the natural gas line from your house to your heater.

Pros of Gas Heaters

Heats the pool quickly

Lower upfront cost

Works regardless of outside temperature

Can extend pool season

Cons of Gas Heaters

Higher operating costs than Electric Heat pumps

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COMMENTS 1
  • August 30, 2016 at 10:06 PM
    Kevin

    We have a pool 100ft x 35ft we are looking to heat it using solar panels to offset electric cost what do you recommend.

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