Find the right kind of pool heating
|Winter is on the doorstep – but things are about to get a bit heated in your back yard pool thanks to the wide choice of pool heating systems on the market. Here are the main advantages and disadvantages of the three most popular pool heating systems: gas, solar and heat pumps.
Our climate almost allows for all-year round swimming (or at least an extended swim season through most of autumn and spring), and this transition can be helped along greatly by pool heating.
Here are the main advantages and disadvantages of the three most popular pool heating systems brought to you by Swimart’s supplier, Zane.
Because heat pumps do not generate any heat themselves, but rather draw heat from the surrounding air, they are also extremely energy efficient. Some heat pumps have multiple speed settings to increase efficiency even further.
A small disadvantage of using a heat pump is that it still needs to draw a small amount of electricity from the grid. However, these costs are minimal compared to a complete electrical heating system.
Gas is a clean burning energy source, which means your pool heating system will emit less damaging greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. In addition, modern gas systems are designed to be extra energy efficient, making it an even better option for your family.
Natural and propane gases are also safe to store for long periods of time, minimizing the risk to your family.
One thing to keep in mind when selecting an appropriate gas heater for your pool is to be sensible about the size – too small and the system will have to work very hard to keep up with the demand, and a system that is too large will use more energy than you require.
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In a sunny country like Australia, solar just makes sense – and the weather also allows you to make the most out of such a system.
The main (and only!) disadvantage of solar heating is the upfront cost to install the system. Out of the three main pool heating options, solar does have the highest installation cost – however, it could be considered an investment, as it does pay itself back over the course of a few years.
The upfront cost of a Zane solar system depends on the size of the system.
The best of pool heating
Zane Solar is the industry leader in solar heating, and also provides the best heat and gas heating options.
Check out the Swimart website or head into your local store to check out the range of pool heating options for yourself.