One of the issues with owning a pool is that you can’t really use it all year-round. Sure, it’s a lot easier to simply cope with colder temperatures in Florida than it is in Maine. That doesn’t mean that it’s actually comfortable or enjoyable to swim in the middle of winter, though. If you want to be able to enjoy your pool whenever you like, you’re going to need to stop relying on the weather so much. You’re going to need a pool heater.
Pool Heater Types
There are a wide variety of different pool heater types, almost as many as home heating systems. For example, the electric pool heater runs electricity through a heating coil to generate heat. The pool water circulates through a heat exchanger, and then out into the pool. Electrical pool heaters are fairly affordable, and can operate in many different conditions. They also don’t have to burn fuel for heat, and therefore don’t have any emissions.
Gas heaters are also quite common when it comes to keeping pools usable during colder months. Like home heaters, a gas pool heater combusts natural gas or propane to generate heat. The heat is used to warm coils that are immersed in the pool, which is how the heat is distributed. Gas heaters can heat pools quite quickly, which is why they’re so popular. However, they do have emissions and can be a bit expensive to operate.
Heat pump heaters evaporate refrigerant to absorb thermal energy from the air outside. They then vent the collected heat into the pool. They’re an efficient and environmentally-friendly way to keep your pool heated. However, they also tend to require a bit more of an investment up-front.
Climate Masters provides pool heater installation services throughout St. Johns, FL. Call for more info.