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When you choose a pool heater, you’ll need the answer to this question. Will your gas pool heater run on natural gas or liquid propane? The price and availability of fuel will influence your decision. Also, you may not want an unattractive propane tank sitting next to your swimming pool.
Gas heaters heat your pool water fast. It doesn’t matter what the weather is, you can set and keep the temperature you want. And, you’ll keep your pool water temperature the same throughout your pool. You can swim any time you want to.
Heated water is expensive. On the other hand, if you use your pool often and you’re willing to spend a few extra dollars, gas heaters are a great buy. Therefore, if you want your pool water heated fast, gas is fine.
Electric Swimming Pool Heaters
Your electric pool heater heats your pool best in mild weather. On the other hand, when you want to go for a swim and the water is cold, an electric pump heater heats your pool water slower than gas. And, they don’t create their own heat. They circulate pool water through the filtering and heating unit, and the heated water returns to the pool.
In the end, when your pool heater works hard, it costs you more money. For that matter, if you live in a low electric cost setting, you may decide to buy an electric pool heater. The choice is yours, whether you pick a gas or electric swimming pool heater.
Pool Water Heater Installation
However, before you rush out and buy a new pool heater, take your time and check out a few reputable plumbers. Pick one of them to install your heater. Your plumber will know local building codes, and inspection procedures. Then and only then, have your plumber buy, check, and install your heater according to manufacturer’s specifications and local building codes.
Finally, remember, besides regular pool cleaning and maintenance, have your plumber set the proper gas pressure, and service your pool heater regularly.
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