Swimming Pool Heaters

Written by Seth Cotterell
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Even in the southern deserts of the country, where daytime summer temperatures can top 110 degrees, seasonal variations in temperature and weather determine how much use families can get out of their in ground or above ground pools. As the seasons change and the balmy days of summer begin to disappear, there are fewer and fewer opportunities to take a refreshing plunge into your back yard pool.

Extra Weeks of Fun with Swimming Pool Heaters

While nature is the ultimate dictator on when you can and can not use your swimming pool, there are ways to extend the seasonal life of your pool. Installing a swimming pool heater will allow you to enjoy your regular dips for several extra weeks each year as the days grow steadily cooler. Long after the neighbors have closed up their pools for the winter, you can still enjoy a nice swim in your heated water.

There are several different types of pool heaters you can choose from depending on the size of your pool and other factors. Solar swimming pool heaters are the most ecologically friendly. Solar panels transform the power of the sun into heated pool water. Water is pumped through the solar panels, which heat it to a perfect swimming temperature. When the pool is not in use, cover it with a solar blanket to keep it warm for free.

There are mechanical swimming pool heaters that do the same job as solar panels. Gas powered heaters are extremely fuel efficient and are an inexpensive way to heat your swimming pool. These powerful devices use burners to heat and then circulate pool water. There are even models that can be used for indoor pools as well.

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