There’s nothing quite like a pool heater to add to the useability of your pool – it takes the edge off the chill for a more enjoyable swim and means the use of the pool isn’t restricted to the summer months. However, often pool heaters also come with increased power costs. With that in mind, today we’ll be looking at how you can enjoy the benefits of your pool heater while also running it efficiently.
Use a pool cover
A lot of people think that that if they have a pool heater, they won’t need a cover as well. However, a cover and heater work hand in hand to keep the water warm without doing horrible things to your power bill. A pool cover will provide warmer water which means you don’t need to run your heater for as long or at high temperatures to achieve perfect swimming conditions.
Consider a solar heater
If you want to take advantage of the sun in Australia, consider investing in a solar pool heater as these can be a cost effective and durable way of keeping your pool warm. However, remember that it will depend on your individual situation as to whether solar will be the most efficient option so speak with a pool technician for more advice.
Don’t run the heater at very high temperatures
One of the main reasons that people face huge power bills thanks to their pool heaters is that they’re operating them at an inefficient temperature. Although you may like toasty warm water, remember that the warmer you want your water then the harder your heater works – especially in colder weather. A great pool temperature for a casual swim is between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius so try to stay within this range for maximum efficiency.
Reduce the temperature when not in use
We understand that you want your water to be the right swimming temperature but keeping your heater at the same temperature all the time just isn’t efficient. Instead, think about the use of your pool and adjust your heater temperature accordingly. If you’re using the pool frequently, reduce the temperature when not in use to save on power. If you’re not going to use the pool for an extended period of time, remember to switch the heater off and then turn it back on the day before you plan to swim again.
Here are Pool Assist, if you’re not sure what you need in term of pool equipment we can point you in the right direction so you have a heating solution which suits your lifestyle.
For troubleshooting with your pool heat pump or for general servicing, contact Pool Assist today on 1300 62 82 62.