Using Propane to Heat Your Pool

propane pool heater north carolinaDo you use propane to heat your in-ground or aboveground pool? If not, consider switching to the latest energy-efficient propane pool heater units, which can extend your swimming season and make your pool a pleasure to be in—even on those cooler days.

That’s because a propane pool heater can maintain a comfortable water temperature any time of day, in any weather, in any season—all for an affordable price.

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 too! 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. Other Pool Heaters

Propane pool heaters have distinct advantages over other pool heater types. Let’s compare some of the differences:

  • Electric heat pump heaters – While this type of heater is a more cost-effective than using a simple electric element pool heater, it still 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 on a cool summer day.
  • 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 propane company and they’ll be glad to give you good advice.