Above-Ground Pool Heating Guide

Above-Ground Pool Heating Guide

If you have a cold pool in the winter, you may consider installing an above ground pool heater. This type of heater is a convenient way to warm the water in your pool and uses the existing filtration system. These units come with all the accessories you need to get started, including end caps, hose clamps, stainless steel hose, and Teflon tape. They also have a special design that lets them capture as much sunlight as possible. I hope the following guide will help you choose the right above-ground pool heater.

Gas heaters are the most efficient:

When choosing an above-ground pool heater, it is important to consider the BTU (British thermal unit) output. These units measure the heat required to increase 1 pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. The BTU output determines the right heater size for your pool. A 50,000-60,000 BTU heater should be adequate for a small or medium-sized pool. For larger and deeper pools, a higher BTU output is recommended.

Wood-burning pool heaters are cheaper:

When comparing pool heaters, gas heaters are the most popular and effective. These heaters are more energy efficient and can heat your pool quickly in cooler climates. However, they are more expensive to purchase and install, and you’ll have to spend more on fuel than you save. A gas heater will also require regular maintenance and troubleshooting. Installation costs can be anywhere from $500 to $1500. On the other hand, a wood-burning pool heater costs less than $200 a month to operate.

Wood-burning pool heaters are cheaper than gas or propane models and better for smaller pools and spas. They are also better for heating domestic hot water and can save you around $30-60 per month on your energy bill. A wood-fired heater is also great for heating your garage, shop, and other spaces. They’re also great for providing free heat to your pool all year round.

Solar heaters are slower to heat water:

A solar water heating system generates enormous amounts of heat during the summer. The problem is that during this time, demand for hot water tends to be at its lowest. This can cause stagnation of the system. Luckily, it’s possible to avoid this problem by adding a tempering valve to your hot water line.