Do you want to warm your pool this winter weekend or just extend the summer by a few months? Choosing the right water heater makes every season a swimming season.
However, choosing the right water heater is all about choosing the right type of pool heater, knowing the size of your pool as well as knowing your priorities.
Step # 1 Choose the right types of pool heater
The basic types of water heaters include Solar, Gas and Heat Pumps with each having its pros and cons.
Solar Pool Heaters
Solar pool heaters are the most cost-effective pool heating solution. In spite of the high upfront cost, the low running expenses and savings in energy bills ensure that solar heaters pay for itself within 3-5years. These last longer than other types of pool heaters. However, the quality of solar collectors, the size of the solar pool heater vis-à-vis the swimming pool and the location are critical factors in choosing the right solar pool heater. It is a great choice if you live in Queensland, Victoria or NSW,
Gas Pool Heater
Probably the most popular and fastest method for heating swimming pools! Though not the most energy-efficient option in comparison to a solar or electric heat pump, gas pool heaters are ideal for scheduled swimming or when you want to heat the pool for short period of time, thus making them a good choice for spas or pools that are not regularly used. Gas pool heaters use either natural gas or propane. When combined with a solar pool heater, it can actually be the most energy efficient pool heating solution.
Electric Heat Pump
An electric heat pump is an affordable choice to heat your pool faster. It is easy to install, takes less space and a popular choice for most homeowners in Sydney. However, it is ideal for small swimming pools only since the rising cost of electricity often attracts high energy bills when used regularly for large pools. When used along with a solar pool heater as a booster, it can be a highly energy efficient and affordable pool heating system option.
Step # 2 Choose pool heater of the right size
The first step is knowing the size of your pool to calculate the amount of water that you need to heat as also the surface area of your pool.
Choosing a heater too large uses more energy while an under-sized heater will have to work overtime to heat the pool. Thus, it is best to choose a professional and most pool specialists in Sydney offer a free no-obligation service to size your pool to recommend you the right pool heater.
Step # 3 Know your priorities
Finally, it comes down to what you want out of your pool heater and what your priorities are. What matters most to you?
Do you want a heater that is affordable, or one that is fast and reliable or you prefer one that requires less maintenance, makes no noise and is easy to install? Well, it all boils down to what are your priorities.
- Heats Water Quickly and Consistently
A gas pool heater will heat the pool extremely fast irrespective of the season but it isn’t energy efficient. These, however, have a lifespan of only five years.
- Affordable and Budget-friendly
Solar pool heaters make the best choice. Considering the low operating costs and the fact that it pays for itself within 3 years. Coming close are pool heat pumps with low operating costs and a long life of 10-years. But have slow heating times and can be expensive to operate.
- Produces less noise
Usually, electric pool pumps and solar pool heat pumps produce no noise. Thus make a great choice if your neighborhood has a noise restriction or you want a peaceful pool area.
- Energy-efficient and low running cost and less maintenance
A solar pool heater is just what you need because it is environment-friendly, has incredibly low running costs and requires less maintenance year round.
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