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Pool heaters

Pool heaters are a great addition as they increase comfort and extend the swimming season.

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Getting started with pool heaters

New pool heater installation

Pool heater replacement – Potomac, MD

Having a pool in your backyard offers a great opportunity to entertain, relax, and even exercise. If you have a pool installed in your backyard, you might be wondering whether a pool heater is worth the investment. Pool heaters are a great addition as they increase comfort and extend the swimming season, allowing you to get the most out of your pool.
Read on to learn about 2 common types of pool heaters available and what to consider with each. 
New pool heater installation

Pool heater replacement – Potomac, MD

pool gas heater

Gas and propane pool heaters

Gas pool heaters do not rely on sunlight or air temperature to generate heat for the pool. Instead, a gas heater will either burn natural gas or propane in a combustion chamber. 
Some homeowners prefer gas heaters since it heats the pool quickly. This is because gas heaters are able to produce their own heat. Additionally, the cost of gas heaters varies so homeowners can potentially purchase a gas heater at a lower cost. The typical lifespan of a gas heater is between 7 and 10 years. 
 
Things To Note
Gas heaters are not environmentally-friendly due to their fuel emission and are less energy efficient. In addition, although you can purchase a gas heater at a low cost, it can be expensive to run and have a shorter lifespan compared to other options. 

Electric heat pump

electric heating pump
Another type of pool heater that some homeowners use is electric heat pumps. These heat pumps work by pulling heat from the air and then transferring the heat to the pool. These heat pumps have a lifespan of about 10-20 years and are more environmentally-friendly compared to gas heaters.
Electric heat pumps are a great option for homeowners that live in a warmer climate since the heat is transferred from the outside air. Along with this, the operational costs of a heat pump are relatively low as well since it relies primarily on the ambient air temperature. 
 
Things To Note
Electric heat pumps do not generate their own heat. This means that electric heat pumps will also take longer to heat your pool. Another thing to consider is that this type of heater won’t work as efficiently once the climate becomes cooler and in Virginia, Maryland and DC is used for shorter swim seasons. Consult with Dolphin Pool Service’s service department for more information.
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