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Pool Heaters: Electric Heating Pump vs Gas Heater: Which is better?

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In Scottsdale pool owner’s like to use their pools year round.  With our mild climate and perfect winter temperatures the only thing missing is warm pool water.  Once the temperatures drop below the 70’s at night many Scottsdale Pool owners won’t go near the water because the water is too cold to enjoy.  This is why we suggest putting a heater in your pool.  At Scottsdale Pool Daddy we can help you decide what type of heater is better for your needs.

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How Does A Heat Pump Pool Heater Heat Your Scottsdale Pool?

Heat pump pool heaters use electricity to capture heat.  As the pool pump circulates the water, it is drawn from the pool and through a filter and into the heat pump heater.  The heater itself has a fan that pulls in outside air and pushes it over the evaporator coil.  At this point liquid refrigerant in the evaporator coil absorbs the heat from the outside air converting it into a gas.  The gas is then passed through the compressor where it increases the heat.  This very hot gas is then sent through the condenser where the hot gas is transferred to the cool pool water circulating through the heater.  The heated water is then returned to the pool.  Heat pump pool heaters work best in climates where the outside temperatures remain above 45ºF. For more information on these energy efficient pool heating pumps, visit this page from Energy.gov.

How Does A Gas Pool Heater Work in Scottsdale?

Gas pool heaters are fueled either by natural gas or propane.  As water is circulated through the pump it passes from the filter into the heater. The gas burning in the heater’s combustion chamber generates heat that transfers to the water and is then returned to the pool making your Scottsdale pool warm.  Gas pool heaters are most efficient for a heating pool for short periods of time.  Many pool owners’ use them to quickly heat their pools if they are not using them on a regular basis.

 

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How Do I Know Which Type of Heater is Best For My Scottsdale Pool?

Both types of heater will heat your pool but how you intend to use your pool heaters will determine which one is best for your Scottsdale pool. If your intention is to use your pool everyday then a heat pump pool heater is the most energy efficient choice for your Scottsdale pool since the average outside temperature remains above 45ºF year round.  If you only plan to use your pool occasionally during the colder months or you have a very small pool then a gas pool heaters is probably a great choice for you. Pool Daddy is always ready to help you with this process so call us today to get started with this.

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Green Pools In Scottsdale Have 4 Cleaning Reasons

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Here at Pool Daddy we believe that your Scottsdale pool should be an oasis from the world at the end of your day.  With proper maintenance and care this is exactly what you will have waiting for you when you return home from a busy day. If this is not the case for you and your Scottsdale pool has become a green mess then we can help. Here are 4 reasons to clean your Green Pools In Scottsdale:

Green Pools Can Harbor Deadly Viruses in Scottsdale

Green Pools In Scottsdale are not just ugly and disgusting.  They are a health risk for you and for those around you. A green poosl in Scottsdale can harbor the deadly West Nile Virus.  This virus is carried by mosquitoes and transferred to humans and birds through a simple bite.  Mosquitoes live in the stagnant green water of these pools.  To keep this virus at bay you must clean your Green Pools In Scottsdale and Pool Daddy is ready to help.

Algae and Bacteria Can Cause Costly Pool Repairs in Scottsdale

Green pools in Scottsdale are full of green algae and bacteria that can cause significant damage to the surfaces of your pool and create costly pool repairs.  Pools often turn green due to unbalanced chemicals.  Pools need to have a proper pH balance to kill bacteria.  Improper pH can cause this bacteria to build up over time and lead to discoloration of your pool water.  If the pH is too low, the water is acidic and over time it will erode the plastic and metal components of your pool causing costly repairs later. A pH that is too high will not kill  bacteria and will allow scale buildup of calcium and minerals on your tile and other surfaces.

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Regulations In Scottsdale Prohibit Green Pools

If your pool is green due to a lack of maintenance and build up you will have to get it cleaned up.  The City of Scottsdale Website says the following:

Pools and bodies of water need to be maintained in a healthy and usable condition, free of stagnant water or conditions that promote insect infestation or deterioration.

To avoid an fines or citations from the city of Scottsdale it is best to keep your pool clean and at Pool Daddy we can make that a reality for you.

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Clean Pools Make for Happy Homeowners and Neighbors

Knowing that your pool is clean and a great place to relax is the best reason of all to clean up your Green Pools In Scottsdale.  Your neighbors will be happy that they don’t have to worry about getting sick from the West Nile virus and you will have a wonderful place to relax after a long day at work.

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