With a heater, you can use your pool all year long. Why let the weather dictate the water temperature in your pool when you can determine it yourself?
There are three basic ways to keep your pool warm. These include heat pumps, gas or propane pool heaters and solar pool heaters. Here’s a rundown of the features for each type of pool heater:
Heat Pump Pool Heating
Heat pumps extract heat from the air and transfer it into your pool water. Air source pumps can keep your pool warm in temperatures as low as 45–50°F. That makes them very effective in the Southwest Florida winters. Advantages of swimming pool heat pumps include the following:
- Pool heat pumps cost 33 percent less to operate than propane pool heaters. They cost 50 percent less than natural gas heaters.
- They produce heat 24/7, even at night and in overcast or rainy conditions.
- Heat pumps have faster recovery time. A typical heat pump restores heat to a pool quickly. That makes them more usable on mild winter days in the 50s.
Gas Pool Heaters
These units can be propane or natural gas heating units. A significant advantage of gas pool heaters is that they can deliver heat in a hurry. They can maintain any temperature in your water regardless of the weather. The primary disadvantage is that fuel is expensive, so gas and propane pool heaters may be costly to operate.
Solar Pool Heating
Especially in Florida, solar heating is the most economical way to keep your pool warm. The sun is an inexhaustible energy source, so you will pay zero in energy costs to use it. Solar heating units have been used successfully to heat swimming pools since the 1970s. Unlike gas heaters, solar heaters can last for up to 20 years. If you want to be “clean and green,” solar pool heaters are by far the most eco-friendly and affordable pool heating option.
Call Us For Your Pool Heating Service
If you’re considering a pool heating system, be sure to partner with a reputable Florida company. Founded in 2002, we are locally owned and operated. At Spectrum Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, we’ll provide a free estimate and your 100% satisfaction guarantee. We also offer 24/7 emergency service, quality customer service, and NATE-certified service technicians. Our pool heating services are available to homeowners throughout Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Naples, Punta Gorda, FL, and the surrounding area.