Different Types Of Pool Heaters
Just like there are different types of heaters for your home, there are options for your pool. Today we’ll discuss various options with their advantages and disadvantages. Just remember, at Pool Daddy , we will service nearly all pool heaters. Even in warm climates, a heated pool is great. Cool nights can make a pool very cold, very fast. If you’re in the market for a new heating system or you’re about to have your first pool installed, check this out for some extra guidance.
Electric Resistance: Electrical currents are used to create the heat. A current is applied to the resistor, heating the resistor. Water then passes over the resistor, heating the water. These pool heaters are usually used to heat small spas or therapy pools since the amount of electricity needed can be expensive for larger pools. They are used despite the high amounts of electricity, expensive installation, and high monthly operation costs because they operate independently of the air temperature and emit no air pollution.
Gas Heaters: Gas heaters, as the name suggests, burn natural gas or propane to generate heat. The gas is burned in a combustion chamber amongst a series of copper coils. Water runs through the coils, increasing in temperature on the voyage to the pool. These pool heaters are slightly cheaper than the electric resistance heaters and operate independently of air temperature but it can heat a pool quicker. They are also fairly expensive to maintain and are less energy efficient than the electric variety. They also tend to only last 5 years. One of the biggest turn offs of these styles of heaters in the past few years is pollution and cost of the fuel.
Heat Pumps: These heating systems use electricity to transfer the heat to the pool. Some styles (Air-source heat pumps) take the air from around the pump to transfer the heat to the water. Geothermal heat pumps take heat from the water (for more information, check out the hyperlink). Heat pumps are the cheapest to operate on a monthly basis and are the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly. They can last up to 20 years, which explains the higher initial cost of the parts and installment. They can become inconvenient due to the dependence on air temperature and the slow rate of heating.
Solar Heaters: Solar power is the way of the future! Only today. Solar panels are used to harness the heat from the sun. Water is then pushed through the circulation system, heating the water. Due to the nature of solar panels, most people using these types of heaters have auxiliary heaters to supplement the solar heaters during the night or cloudier days. These heaters are the most expensive upfront, but there is very minimal upkeep (no additional chemicals or products to purchase). They are very energy efficient, environmentally friendly and can last up to 20. One major turn-off most pool owners have about solar heaters is the installation of solar panels on a roof or lawn.
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