30 Oct Heat Pump or Gas Heater for Pool
Typically if you are only going to spot heat or use very limited heating through out the year a gas heater will be your best option. If you find that you like to keep the water warm most of the year and extend your swim season with reasonable heating cost a heat pump is the best choice. Here are some suggestions.
When to use a heat pump:
- You live in a climate that has an average daily temperature above 55 Degrees.
- You like to keep your water heated seven days per week throughout the swim season.
- Your electrical service can handle the load of a heat pump.
- You value an environmentally responsible heater the produces no C02 emissions.
- You value the ability to heat you water for 50% to 70% less than gas.
When to use gas heater:
- You live in a climate that has an average daily temperature below 55 degrees.
- You are only going to heat your water for very short durations each day such as a 45 minute spa therapy.
- You do not keep your water heated all day every day for the entire swim season.
- You only heat your pool for a week or two a year for guest.
- Your electrical service can not handle the requirements of a heat pump.
- You have a very large residential pool or commercial pool that would benefit from both a gas heater and heat pump.