SWIM YEAR ROUND.
There is nothing better than swimming in our fall and spring months! Daytime temperatures are still warm, but our pools tend to cool quickly when our nighttime temperatures drop. A heated pool allows you to make the most of the investment in your back yard, provides more time with family and friends, and increases your home value!
Gas pool heaters are a quick, efficient way to heat your pool. A gas heater can heat your pool in a matter of hours in most cases as compared to solar and electric options, which can take up to a day or two to heat. You can expect to increase the temperature of your pool by 10° – 30°, depending on your pool size and environmental factors. Gas heaters can be used as a stand-alone heating product, or used in tandem with solar heating or electric heat pumps.
You Could Benefit From A Gas Pool Heater If:
- You want the ability to heat your pool quickly on short notice – gas heaters are great for homeowners that want to heat the pool at will. They are most efficient when heating your pool for a short period of time, rather than an extended period of time.
- You want to maintain a specific temperature in your pool – gas heaters operate independently of outdoor conditions. Pools can be heated to your desired temperature and maintained at that temperature, as long as the system is running.
- You have natural gas or propane access at your home – installing a gas heater is easiest when natural gas or propane access already exists at your home. Don’t have natural gas or propane plumbed at your home? No worries! Our technicians will work with your local gas company to provide access and get your project started!
Why Aqua Science?
Our relationship doesn’t end after the sale! After your heater is installed, our technicians are always available to educate you on your pool heater, and can provide the annual maintenance required to keep your system running at peak performance.
Learn more about how gas heaters work, and how our pool heating professionals will help you select the best gas heater for your home by clicking below. Consultations are always free! Contact us today to schedule an appointment by clicking the link below.
- Monthly cost and annual maintenance
The trained professionals at Aqua Science will work with you to determine the proper size gas heater for your pool and desired swim season. Many factors help determine the size heater your pool will need. Considerations include the time you’re willing to wait for a heated pool, the surface area of the pool and the difference between the pool and outdoor air temperatures. Other factors also affect the heating load for outdoor pools, such as wind exposure, humidity levels, and cool night temperatures.
There are several calculations that go into selecting the right heater. First, you must determine the desired temperature rise per hour. Our product specialists do this through the following calculations:
Desired water temperature – average air temperature = required temperature rise / required hours to heat to desired water temp = required temperature rise per hour
After we’ve calculated the temperature rise per hour, we review the size of the pool. Gas heater sizes are determined by the amount of BTU’s generated (BTU’s are defined as the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one-degree Fahrenheit). The chart below determines what size heater you should consider.
Efficiency & Cost
Heating technologies have advanced greatly, and have produced heating units that are the most efficient we’ve seen in a decade. Today’s gas heaters will heat a pool five to seven times faster than an electric heat pump or solar panels. In addition, gas heaters are generally less expensive at the time of purchase and installation than solar heating or heat pumps.While gas heaters are efficient at heating the water quickly, the cost of natural gas or propane comes at a price. Rising costs of natural gas can influence some homeowners to look at other heating solutions, especially when it can cost a homeowner several hundred dollars each month to keep their pool heated.No matter what heater you choose, make sure you use a solar blanket to cover your pool when it isn’t in use. The use of thermal blankets will help retain the heat, reduces water loss from evaporation, and reduces the amount of chemicals you need to add to you pool.To learn more about your options and what pool heater is best for you, use the contact us form or call our office. We always offer no obligation, in home consultations!