Pool Heaters

Pool heaters keep your pool comfortably warm even when the ambient environment is cool. They extend the periods you can use your pool, whether into the evening hours or into the cooler months. In many cases, they are necessary for year-round enjoyment of your pool. Pool heaters also help reduce the chance that your plumbing could get damaged from freezing water expanding in your pipes during winter.

The most common types of pool heaters are gas, electric, and solar. Gas (typically propane) heaters are the least expensive to install but the most costly to operate. In contrast, electric-powered heaters are more pricey to install, requiring about three years to recoup your initial outlay, but are more affordable to run. These devices warm the water of your pool by exchanging heat with the air. They also can cool your pool through a reverse process.

Solar-powered heaters warm your pool's water by transferring solar energy to it. These exchangers can be expensive to install depending on your pool's size (they can take two to five years to pay for themselves), but heating costs tend to be little or nothing. Sometimes the best option is a system that combines two types of heaters.

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