Is Your Swimming Pool Heated?
A heated swimming pool gives you the opportunity to open your pool earlier in the year and keep it open a little past the end of summer. It also makes night swims and early morning swims more enjoyable, as you won't be freezing the entire time.
Even indoor pools can benefit from a pool heater. Indoor pools don't have sunlight hitting the water, so there is no way to warm it up. The air around the pool doesn't help much, so a pool heater is the only option.
Things to Consider
There are many factors to consider when deciding on which pool heater to purchase. You may be considering the cost of the pool heater and installation, or you may be considering the area you live in. The type of pool heater you will need highly depends on the climate where you live.
Other factors that you must consider before purchasing a pool heater are the dimensions of your pool and the features that your pool has. By features, we mean if you have waterfalls or jets, you will need to factor that in when deciding on your pool heater. You will also have to think about how often you will be using the pool heater and whether your pool is indoors or outdoors. Another consideration to be made is if you want a solar, electric, or propane powered pool heater.
Solar Powered Pool Heater
Solar powered pool heaters are more expensive up front, but they use the sun to make energy to heat the pool. This makes the cost of running them relatively inexpensive as you will only have to pay for repairs and maintenance. Unfortunately, solar powered pool heaters are not very effective on a cloudy day. Since the sun won't be hitting the solar panels directly on cloudy days, it will take much longer to heat your pool. These pool heaters are the best ones for the environment, however.
Electric Pool Heater
Electric pool heaters are inexpensive to purchase, but they will raise your electric bill quite a bit. These pool heaters are good for the environment, but they are only useful for small pools.
Propane Powered Pool Heater
Propane powered pool heaters are the most popular pool heaters on the market. They heat the water fast, and they are relatively inexpensive to purchase and run. The only downfall is that you will have to open an account with a propane company to have your tank refilled.
Hiring a Professional
With all the factors to consider, you might be more comfortable letting a professional pool builder handle it all. At Hopkins Custom Pools, an experienced pool builder will determine which pool heater will be best for you and will manage the installation, making the process stress free for you. Even in Texas, the temperatures drop low enough to need a pool heater, so contact us today to talk about your pool.