Heating Your Pool

Thinking about heating your pool this Winter in Florida?

Here are some things for you to consider.

The three main methods, some may not work for you but each of them on their own will save you heating costs.

Solar heating is essentially free (there are some small increases in water pumping cost to move the water through the large solar panels, but it is minimal)
The downside of solar is that it may not provide heat fast enough or when the sun isn’t shining due to time of day or cloud cover. But when solar is available and you have the budget to purchase a solar system with a Heat Pump Pool Heater backup, you can have the best, most economical system available.

If you have a Heat Pump Pool Heater , HPPH’s get their heat from the air. So, logically, the best time to run a HPPH is when the air temperature is at its warmest.
Initially, heat pump pool heaters cost more than gas pool heaters, but they have much lower annual operating costs because of higher efficiency. In Florida, they are the most popular inground pool heating option.

Gas Heaters, The advantage to a gas-powered heater is that you are guaranteed heat no matter what the weather is like. Considering the cost of gas, you may spend a lot on gas, depending on how you use the gas heater. The initial price range for a gas-powered heater is less than a heat pump.
They're most efficient when heating pools for short periods of time, and they're ideal for quickly heating pools. Therefore, gas pool heaters can be a good choice for pools that aren't used on a regular basis. Unlike heat pump and solar pool heaters, gas pool heaters can maintain any desired temperature regardless of the weather or climate.