The swimming season here in Pennsylvania is so short, typically lasting from Memorial to Labor Day. You spend all your time opening the pool, cleaning it, and getting it ready for your guests. Before you know it, the season is over and it is time to drain the pool and wait for warmer days. Wouldn’t it be great to extend pool season for a few more months? Imagine a few more months of swimming, parties, and general enjoyment of the pool in your backyard?
The best way to extend the swimming season is to invest in a propane gas heater. It is important to note that homeowners have several options for pool heating. First, you can use a solar-powered heater, which uses energy from the sun to keep your pool warm. Solar heaters work well when you have lots of long sunny days during the summer. Unfortunately, these types of heaters do not work well as the days get shorter, on rainy days or at night. When you want a late-night dip, your solar heater will leave you shivering.
You could also use an electric heat pump which works like a reverse air conditioner, using outside air to heat up your pool. The downside to electric heat pumps is that they only work when the air outside is over 40 degrees. Once again, as the weather gets colder here in Pennsylvania and you want to use your pool in the colder months, an electric heat pump will not provide the type of consistent warm temperature you are looking for.
Gas heaters offer a superior way to heat your pool and keep the water at a constant temperature in order to better every swimming experience. If you have a swimming pool, you know how hard it can be to maintain a consistent water temperature. This is why gas-powered heaters are true game changers. Gas heaters warm water quickly and maintain temperature more reliably than other types of heaters. They will heat water on cloudy days or at night, at any outside temperature, unlike solar heaters and electric heat pumps. A gas heater’s ability to keep the water temperature from fluctuating reduces energy waste. Finally, propane gas is clean, abundant, and an affordable fuel source.
As an alternative, you can use a propane tank in conjunction with a solar heater, allowing you to use the power of the sun to heat your pools when weather permits, and you can supplement with a gas heater on the colder days when there is less solar power to harness.
If you have more questions about gas-powered heaters for your pool or any other propane appliances, please Contact Us! We are here to serve you.