How much does Pool Heating Cost?
Pool Heating is a great asset to any pool system, even in a hotter climate like Australia. It can extend your swimming season by many months and allows you to enjoy one of the greatest assets of your home. But how much does a pool heating system cost?
Does Pool Heating Cost a Lot of Money?
This is a great question but unfortunately, one that cannot be answered quite so simply. Like most things, the cost of a pool heating system will depend on a variety of things such as: what type of system you choose, how big your pool is, the climate of your location, your current pool equipment set up etc.
The simplest answer to this question is that the average domestic pool which gets around 12 weeks of swim time each year, could double this swim time with a $4,000 to $8000 pool heating investment. Not to mention, a pool heating system adds long-term value to your home and property.
What are the Different Pool Heating Types?
There are a few different options of Pool Heating systems available on the market today. The most popular ones are heat pumps, solar heaters, electric heaters, and gas heaters. So, which one do you choose? Let’s go through each and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each of them.
Gas Heating is a popular choice for Pool Heating. The reason for this is that they are very efficient and effective at heating pool water. They heat water using gas or propane which has a fast turn over rate. If you are looking for a way to heat your pool within just a few hours, gas heating is a great option for you. Come in mind however, that the costs of running such a system will affect your regular gas bills.
The next popular choice for a Pool Heating system is Electric Heaters. Like gas heaters, electric heaters can also heat the pool quite quickly, in just a few hours. The other advantage is that the system itself is quite affordable. They are also simple to operate and maintain, however they do add costs to your regular electricity bill.
Over the past few years, Solar Heating has become one of the most popular choices when it comes to heating the pool. This is due to the fact that they use the natural heat of the sun to heat up the pool water. This gives you long-term savings on your energy and gas bills, and it is also much better for the environment. However, they are not for everyone. If the solar panels do not get enough direct sunlight, they will not be as effective. Solar Heating is therefore great for people who get a great deal of sunlight on their roofs and want to heat their pool quickly and affordably.
The last option we will be evaluating is Heat Pumps. Heat Pumps get their heat from the air or ground and use pumps to move the heat into the water and pump it back into the pool. Because of this, Heat Pumps are very efficient all year round, even in winter. They are a great option for those who do not want to add more costs to their gas or electricity bills and want to heat the pool quickly and efficiently.
Conclusion – Which one to buy?
Pool Heating is a great a component of pool ownership and like mentioned previously, they can double the length of your swimming season, allowing you to enjoy your pool for longer periods throughout the year. In choosing the best system for your pool, take into consideration the advantages and disadvantages of each listed above. The cost of the system will depend on a variety of factors including your location, size of the pool, current pool operational systems and your spending limit. Also, it is important to take into account the ongoing costs of the system, for a system that is cheap as a one-off payment, may eventually cost you more money in the long run.
And of course, if you are ever unsure and would like to have a chat to an expert about your specific options, give us a call on 131 546 and we’ll gladly go through each of these, discussing which of these are the best option for you.