How to Heat My Pool?

We bring you easy ways to heat your pool and extend the swimming season. With options ranging from a gas heater, solar pool heater to putting your garden hose and thermodynamics at work, if you’re looking for the best ways to heat your pool, we have the options for you to swim comfortably.

  1. INSTALL SOLAR POOL HEATER

It is the fastest way to heat your pool, next to a gas heater and the best way to maintain a desired, welcoming pool temperature all the time. Considered cost-effective since it utilizes both direct and diffused solar radiation, meaning no increase in electricity bills and operating expenses.

Thus, although it has an upfront cost, it usually pays for itself within 3-5 years and usually last longer than gas and pool heat pump heaters.

The quality, design and material of pool collectors is important to capture solar heat more efficiently. A pump circulates the water from your pool through the filter and the solar collectors (which transfers heat to the pool water) and back to the pool. The number of tubes in the solar pool heating panels and the diameter of these pool heating tubes determines the efficiency of the solar pool heating system. Similarly, solar pool heaters with factory welded joint between PVC manifold and PVC absorber deliver better efficiency than those with loose strips.

 

  1. POOL HEAT PUMPS

This works similar to the split AC or the refrigerator in your home and uses ambient heat to efficiently heat your pool. Highly efficient and next-gen pool heat pumps use scroll compressors instead of the reciprocal compressors found in conventional units. Proper installation and maintenance can boost the efficiency of your pool pump, thus it is best to have a qualified pool professional install the pool heat pump.

This is the best choice if you live in an area with ample sunlight and need a pool heater for everyday swimming. Typically, pool heat pumps come with both filtration and heating pumps that clean and heats the water.

 

  1. USE GAS POOL HEATING

Hands down the fastest way of heating your pool in any season. A gas heater consumes a very high amount of propane or natural gas to heat your pool effectively thus making it more expensive.  The other downside is the high operating costs.

Gas-fired pool heaters are the most efficient when heating the pool for short periods and can maintain any desired temperature, regardless of the weather or season. However, it is important to consider the size, efficiency and costs when selecting a gas pool heater for optimum efficiency.

 

  1. LIQUID POOL COVER

Among the cheapest and easiest ways to heat your pool, liquid pool cover conserves heat, energy and water. It is safe, environment-friendly and efficient to reduce evaporation and retain the heat in your pool. Unlike the traditional pool covers or solar pool rings that have to be removed each time you use the pool,  liquid pool cover keep your pool warm, prevent heat loss and evaporation, 24 hours a week.

  1. SOLAR POOL COVER/ SOLAR BLANKETS

Evaporation contributes the most to pool cooling, thus covering the pool when not in use is the best option. You may use a solar pool cover or a solar blanket to prevent heat loss through evaporation.

 

YOUR GARDEN HOSE AND THERMODYNAMICS

An easy hack to heat your pool is to use your garden hose and let the second law of thermodynamics work heat your pool efficiently. Simply attach one side of your garden hose into your pool pump and spread out the pipe in the open in your yard. Now take the other end and place it inside the pool and you have a DIY pool heater.

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Looking for the best way to heat your pool? Professional guidance and installation help you spend wisely and get the most out of your money. As Sydney’s leading pool heater specialists, we help you extend the swimming season. We are just a call away!

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