Heating Swimming Pool Water

Why heat the pool?

The pool water can reach a comfortable temperature if the weather is favorable both day and night. Sunny days combined with high temperatures can save you from having to heat your pool water.

Depending on your location

, the water temperature will rise rapidly up to 28 A� C. The difficulty then lies in the heater’s strategy not to lose temperature during cloudy or cool nights. The best way to prevent heat loss would be to use a thermal blanket.

In cold areas, the pool heating is an important element to fully appreciate the pool in all the weather conditions so that you can appreciate swimming in bad weather in winter season, or during the night.

What kinds of heaters are available in the market?

There are currently several heaters which are available in the market. Choice in type of equipment is relatively small but there are variety of models available. Among the type of heating, there is thermal blanket, which is a natural heater, electric heater, heat exchanger, heat pump and some new auxiliary heating devices such as solar devices. The pool enclosures can also serve as a heater in addition to the many benefits they offer.

The thermal blanket

is a natural warming device. This heater is simple to install and economical. The thermal blanket can raise the temperature of pool water with sunlight and reduce heat loss. The average life span of coverage is about 5 years.

The electric heater

is another heater, easy to use and compact. The water that is to be heated enters through one side of an electric heater and then out the other side. The cost of operation of such a heating device is expensive due to high power consumption.

The heat exchanger

is a heater that plugs into the heating system of the house. The hot water from the boiler (gas or oil) will allow heating of the pool water. It will take more than 24 hours to get a significant increase in temperature.

Solar heating

is also a means to heat the pool water. The facilities offered are simple to install and use. The temperature rise is slow and depends on the level and duration of sunshine.

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