What is the Most Affordable Way to Heat Your Pool?
Pool heating can get expensive quick. Whether you’re heating your pool with gas or electric, the heating costs can be a lot. Utilities continue to rise and as they do, so does the cost of heating your pool. Solar Pool Supply is here to ensure that you’re able to affordably and comfortably swim, so we provided a list of pool heating options to compare their costs so that you can make the best pool heating decision for yourself this summer.
The first and most common pool heating option that businesses and homeowners often go for are gas heaters. Gas heaters run off natural gas and they’re a prime choice for pool heating because they’re very effective at heating pools. Depending on the size of your pool, gas heaters can take half a day to multiple days to heat a pool, meaning at some point you will be ready for a nice warm swim.
At the same time, heating your pool during that time is costly. According to poolresearch.com, on average it costs about $200 to $400 a month to heat your pool using a gas heater. This is all determined by how often you’re heating your pool as well as the utility costs in your area. These factors could potentially increase or decrease these costs; however, the expense will be great no matter where you are.
Electric heaters are another costly alternative to pool heating. Compared to gas heaters, they take longer to heat a pool and they’re also more expensive to run. Depending on where you are, electricity rates can be very expensive making heating your pool a costly venture. Not only that, but electric heaters take a little longer to heat a pool than a gas heater would, so they aren’t as efficient. On average you can expect to pay anywhere between $175 to $600 a month to heat your pool. This will change depending on your pool size and geographic location.
Pool covers are a far less practical way to heat your pool and really shouldn’t be your only source of heat. They may be good at heating your pool up for a bit, but they aren’t good at sustaining that heat. Pool covers are excellent at insulating your pool and reducing heat loss when not in use, so they’re great when used in conjunction with another heat source. They aren’t effective as, and should not be used as, the sole heat source for your pool.
Solar Pool Heating
Solar pool heating is the most cost-effective way to heat your pool. Solar pool heating systems are investments that almost immediately start paying for themselves. Because solar pool heating systems run entirely off your existing pool pump and are heated by the sun, they have practically zero operational costs. You can expect to pay roughly $10 a month* to run your solar pool heating, which is significantly low when compared either a gas or electric pool heater.
Solar pool heating takes longer to heat your pool than a gas or electric heater, however, once you’ve reached your target temperature maintaining that is very easy with solar. Not only is it easy to maintain the heat of your pool with solar pool heating, it also costs practically nothing to do so. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars a month to heat your pool and keep you swimming, you can spend practically nothing with solar and swim more often knowing that your time in the pool isn’t costing you.
If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to heat your pool then solar pool heating is the best option for you. While it’s an investment, you’ll receive a return on that investment the first time you take a swim. Solar is effective, eco-friendly, inexpensive, and perfect for anyone looking to affordably heat their pool.
If you’re interested in learning more about solar pool heating, then look no further than Solar Pool Supply. We offer a wide variety of solar pool heating products, and our team professionals are knowledgeable and equipped to answer any questions for may have. For more info, give us a call at (844) 982-1112 or email email@example.com