Swimming pools are a great investment for staying cool in the summer. Some pool owners like to get the most use out of their pool even reaching into the fall months. No one likes jumping into freezing cold pool water. Adding a heater to your pool is a great way to add value to your backyard and extend your pool season. Below are just a few reasons why investing in a pool heater is worth it.
Benfits of Pool Heaters:
Extend Your Summer
Adding a swimming pool heater is a great way to extend your pool season. We always recommend opening your pool early and closing late. When you open in early spring and close in late fall, the wheather isn't always as warm as you'd like it to be. By installing a heater, your pool becomes usable from the day you open until the day you close.
Make the Most of Your Investment
If you want to get the most out of investing in a swimming pool for your home, you can increase the value even more by adding a pool heater. By adding a pool heater, you have extended the amount of time that you can use your pool throughout the year. This is appealing to not only you, but also any potential future home buyers.
Enjoy More Time With Your Family
When your pool water is warm year round, you find more ways to enjoy your backyard with your family. You can hop in the water regardless of the weather or season. You can also enjoy the water regardles of the time of the day. Whether it is early in the morning or late at night, you can adjust your pool temperature to fit your needs.
Types of Pool Heaters:
Cupro nickel pool heaters are a very durable options for those looking to heat their pool. Cupro-nickel is an alloy of copper that contains nickel and other strengthening elements. This makes this type of heater very durable against chemicals. It is also a great option for those with salt water pools because it is highly resistant to corrosion in salt water. Using a heater with a cupro-nickel heat exchanger will extend the life of your heater significantly.
Heaters with copper exchangers are another option if you are looking to heat your pool. These are more cost-friendly, but probably will not last you as long as the cupro nickel heaters. Copper exchange heaters are more prone to corrosions and copper deposits in your water (causing blonde hair to turn green). This can be helped with proper use of metal and stain control chemicals as part of weekly maintenance.
Natural Gas VS Propane
Pool heaters can use two different types of gas including natural gas and propane. In order to determine which gas type to purchase, pool owners should verify what type of gas runs through their house. Natural gas is typically more efficient and cost-effective, but it is considered a greenhouse gas and can be more harmful to the environment compared to propane. Propane is better for the environment but tends to be pricier because it provides more energy per unit of volume than natural gas.