Heating A Pool With Propane

Date: August 14, 2021

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If you have a swimming pool in your backyard, count yourself as among the fortunate ones who have an outlet for the kids to find some respite from cabin fever. Even if the summer temperatures haven’t set it in, you can enjoy your pool sooner—and later into the fall—by heating your pool with propane. That can make a huge difference with many summer plans and camps canceled due to Coronavirus concerns.

A high-efficiency propane pool heater (sometimes referred to as a gas pool heater) can cost about half as much to operate as an electric pool heater. And if you rely on one propane fuel and service provider, they know your home’s heating source and can seamlessly integrate your pool heater and install it quickly and properly. You can’t trust that expertise to just any “pool guy.”

How Does a Propane Pool Heater Work?

A propane pool heater simply burns gas to warm water from the pool pump then cycles the water back into the pool. That’s why propane pool heaters are an ideal choice for in-ground and aboveground pools and spas.

Propane pool heaters are:

  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Ultra-efficient
  • Extremely durable and reliable
  • Eco-friendly
  • Available in a number of sizes and colors

Propane Pool Heaters vs. Electric and Other Pool Heating Options

Propane pool heaters have distinct advantages over other pool heater types, including:

  • Electric heat pump heaters – While this system is a more cost-effective than using a simple electric element pool heater, it needs to use surrounding air to warm water in the pool – which means it can only produce water that’s slightly warmer than the temperature of the air. That’s a problem if you feel like a swim when there’s a chill in the air.
  • Solar pool heaters –These have higher upfront costs and take longer to heat your pool compared to a propane pool heater. A solar system also doesn’t work at night or on cloudy days when the sun isn’t at its brightest.
  • Natural gas – If you have natural gas service in your neighborhood, keep in mind that propane pool heaters give you the same performance of natural gas heaters without the expensive hardware and hassle needed to connect to your home’s gas line.

To learn more about propane pool heaters and the many other ways you can take full advantage of propane inside and outside your home, please contact your Tennessee propane service provider and they’ll be glad to give you advice.