3 Signs You Should Heat Your Swimming Pool Using a Gas Heater


A gas heater for your pool works in much the same way as your average home furnace. There's a burner tray beneath a series of tubes; when the burner tray gets ignited, the tubes heat up. Pool water is then pumped through those tubes, heating it in turn

Gas heating systems are widespread. Of course, they aren't the only pool heating option available, but they do come with several compelling advantages. Here are just three strong signs that your pool should have a gas system for your pool heating.

1. You Need to Stick to a Budget

Of course, sticking to a budget is going to be important for everyone save the exceedingly wealthy, but a gas heater should be particularly advantageous for those who need to be particularly strict. They are the most common type of pool heater, and that's mostly because they are very inexpensive to purchase and install. Unlike electrical systems, they require no heavy-duty wiring or large-amperage circuit breakers, and there are a whole host of size options to ensure you never have to buy a heating system too big for your pool.

2. You Don't Use the Pool all the Time

In some ways, heating your pool using gas is extremely efficient. In other ways, it's one of the most inefficient methods. It all comes down to how much you actually use your pool. Gas heaters are fantastic at heating up a pool quickly – in fact, they're much faster than most other methods. High levels of heat can be created very fast, which means that you don't need to leave the heater running all the time just in case you fancy a dip.

If you only use your swimming pool every now and then, or if the pool is going to be installed as part of a property you only use seasonally, it's a waste of energy to use a heating system that needs to be kept on all or most of the time. Instead, it makes sense to use a gas heating system.

3. You Live in a Warmer Climate

Even if you use your pool every day of the year, you could still end up preferring a gas heater. However, you'll need to live in a very warm part of the country. In areas that enjoy hot days throughout the year, many swimming pools don't even need to be heated. The only time you'll need the heating system is during the few weeks a year when things get chilly, or during unexpected cold snaps.


18 October 2017

Making Sure Your Pool is Clean

Hello! My name is Peter but my friends call me 'Swimming Pool Pete'. This is because of my new obsession - my swimming pool. I had a new swimming pool installed in my backyard last summer. My family and I had a fantastic time swimming around in the pool all summer long. When the weather became cold and the leaves began to fall, I covered the pool and went inside. However, on the first day of spring, I was devastated to discover that the water in my pool had turned green. I called a pool guy who came over and he explained I needed to add chemicals to the pool to maintain the water quality over the winter months. I asked this man a million questions and I have taught myself everything there is to know about pool care.