Pool Heaters: Gas Heaters vs. Electric Heat Pumps

Keep your pool warm this summer with one of our pool heaters. Here you can learn about the different types to help you make an informed decision.

Pool Heaters: Gas Heaters vs. Electric Heat Pumps

There are a few different methods to heat your above ground pool. Some of the most popular ways to heat your pool would be to use a gas heater or an electric heat pump. Each system has advantages/disadvantages depending on what you are looking to accomplish. Pool heaters vary in terms of purchase price, cost of operation, speed of heating and environmental friendliness. Making a choice between the two depends mostly on your own personal preferences.

Pool Heaters: Electric Heat Pumps

Electric heat pumps require a licensed electrician to run a dedicated line that brings 220v.

Pros of Electric Heat Pumps

  • Lower operating cost compared to gas heaters
  • Emits no exhaust
  • Runs silently with the exception of the fan motor
  • Continuous heat flow and even temperature

Con's of Electric Heat Pumps

  • Higher upfront cost than gas heaters

Pool Heaters: Gas Heaters

If you would like to use natural gas with your pool heater you need a licensed plumber to connect the natural gas line from your house to your heater.

Pros of Gas Heaters

  • Heats the pool quickly
  • Lower upfront cost
  • Works regardless of outside temperature
  • Can extend pool season

Cons of Gas Heaters

  • Higher operating costs than Electric Heat pumps

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Our above ground pool heaters and heat pumps are the perfect solution for extending your swimming season and keeping your pool water warm.

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