How to Choose the Best Pool Heater This Winter

By udm - January 6th, 2018 in Uncategorized

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Wouldn’t it be nice if you could lounge around all winter and still keep your swimming pool nice and warm? However, the reality is, pool owners know how much pool maintenance goes into a perfectly heated pool. In many states with warmer weather year round, it’s not difficult at all. But those who endure temperatures in the low 40’s like some Bakersfield residents experience, swimming during the chilly months takes extra effort.  

Dear pool owners,

Keep your swimming pool’s water hot if you plan to swim in it or keep it open during winter. Why? Because freezing can cause broken pipes which cause hundreds of dollars in repairs. Are you looking for the perfect pool heater for winter? You need to examine your budget and where you live. Here is how to select the best pool heater for your swimming pool.

Pool Heater Pumps

Pool heat pumps are great for those pool owners who endure temperatures that do not dip below the freezing point. They typically use very little electricity and source their warm heat from the air. If energy efficiency is important to you, a pool pump heater uses sunlight or gas to keep you and your loved ones warm. Therefore, pool heat pumps are the best choice for Bakersfield residents because they are extremely affordable, environmentally conscious, and reliable.  

Gas and Electric Pool Heaters

The M&J Plastering team agrees that when it comes to affordability and energy cost reductions, pool heat pumps are the way to go. However, what if speed and long-term reliability are your main priorities? Therefore, gas and electric pool heaters are your best bet!

Unlike pool heat pumps, gas and electric pool heaters provide heat throughout the freezing, cold temperatures. Do you need your swimming pool to become warm soon? Gas and electric pumps get the job done quickly, even during some harsh winters. However, the speed of which you can enjoy a completely warm pool comes with a hefty price tag.

Gas heaters:

  • Requires a gas line which costs extra during installation
  • Requires fuel (propane gas from your tank or gas from a city line)
  • Best suited for smaller pools and spas because of extra heating cost

Electric Heaters:

  • Uses a lot of electricity
  • Highest cost of all pool heaters
  • Best suited for larger, backyard swimming pools
  • Acquires heat quickly


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