Information On Solar & Electric Swimming Pool Heaters. Pool Solar Heaters Info. & Savings Chart.
Swimming pool heaters will allow you to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your swimming season out just a little further.
It could also be viewed as an investment and may increase the value of your pool should you choose to ever sell your home.
Many parts of the country don’t have the right combination of water and air temperatures to make swimming comfortable early or later in the season.
If you’re thinking of a couple more months of swimming, you may want to consider a good pool heater.
The most popular models are electric and solar. However, a good swimming pool heat pump heater rounds it out nicely.
So, while your neighbors are sitting by the fire in their living rooms, they may hear, faintly in the distance, your children just finishing up their last back-flips and cannonballs of the day.
Remember to keep your pool calcium hardness between 150 - 250ppm the best you can. Higher CH readings can calcify and possibly burn up the heater.
Both inground and above ground pool heaters should maintain the desired temperature in most weather conditions.
A highly effective and efficient inground and above ground swimming pool heater could be mounted in either in a horizontal or vertical position.
It can be installed in new construction or in an existing filtration system.
Just set the thermostat and you’re ready to go.
When you’re seriously looking around at the many ones available, you should keep a few things in mind:
Ask these questions to anyone trying to sell you a swimming pool heater. Be sure to get specifics and everything in writing. Whatever anyone tells you they can also put it in writing. If it's not in writing it didn't happen.
Heat Pump Reviews, Ratings, Efficiency, & Operation
Estimates of annual swimming heat pump pool heating costs by location, by water temperature, and with or without using a pool cover.
*Swimming pool heaters figures based on a 1,000 square foot, outdoor pool heated with an air to water heat pump with an average COP of 5.0 at $.085/kwh for swimming pool heaters.
Estimates of the annual savings of using swimming pool heaters compared to using an electric resistance or gas pool heaters.
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*Based on an electric resistance heated pool, which costs $1,000 per year at an electric cost of $.085/kwh, and using a natural gas cost 0f $.80/therm. A seasonal average COP of 5.0 was used to determine heat pump savings for swimming pool heaters.
Charts from the Department of Energy
Go To:Swimming Pool Care > Electric Heater > Pool Heater
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