How Do Propane Pool Heaters Work?
If you have a backyard pool or spa and don’t use a propane pool heater, it’s time to shake the outdoor shivers and enjoy your swimming pool earlier—and later–in the year. When you have a propane pool heater at your Iowa home, you can always say: “come on in, the water’s fine!”
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 as well as outdoor spas. Propane pool heaters are:
- easy to install and maintain
- durable and reliable
- available in a number of sizes and colors
Propane Pool Heaters Vs. Other Pool Heater 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. Of course, these heaters can only heat the pool when the sun is shining.
- Natural gas pool heaters – 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 the pool heater 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 Iowa propane service provider and they’ll be glad to give you advice.
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