Pool and Spa Heaters

A pool heater heats up the temperature you want for the water in your pool. We carry many different types of Pool Heaters. The three main types of Pool Heaters are Solar Pool Heaters, Gas Pool Heaters, and Swimming Pool Heat Pumps.

Solar Pool Heaters are heaters that collect energy from the suns heat, which is transferred into your swimming pool water heating the pool. Depending on the size of your pool, where you live and the average outside air temperature (a properly sized Solar Heater will increase the temperature of your pool by 10-15 degrees), a Solar Pool Heater may be the right choice for you. Another popular pool heating method would be Gas Pool Heaters. The Gas Pool Heaters are great for heating up your pool during cool periods or in the evening for a spa. Gas pool heaters have the highest specific output, so for occasional pool heat-up they are by far the fastest method of pool heating. As the name implies, Gas Pool Heaters run off Natural Gas or Propane. A Propane Pool Heater takes fuel from a propane tank, while the Natural Gas Pool Heaters need a line for fuel. Costs Monthly will depend on the usage and latest fuel prices for either the Gas Pool Heaters, or Propane Pool Heaters.

Lastly, we have our Swimming Pool Heat Pump. The Swimming Pool Heat Pump absorbs the heat from the surrounding ambient air; which is then transferred via a heat exchanger to your pool water. Heat pumps are powered by electricity, but as the air is heated by the sun, the heat pump is able to absorb that heat and transfer it into your pool water. Check into each Pool Heater and brand for more details. We carry many different brands of Pool Heaters such as Pentair Master Temp, Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm, Jandy Legacy LRZE & LRZM, Raypak Digital, Pentair Ultra Temp, Jandy LXi, Jandy Hi-E2, Jandy EE-Ti Heat Pumps, Raypak Digital ASME Comm, and Hayward Universal H-Series Pool Heaters.

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Which Pool Heater will be more effective for you and the environment you live in? Best Buy Pool Supply will help you find your perfect pool heater today. The easy link below can be used for assistance.

Which heater is best for my pool? The answer is: whichever heater is least expensive to operate. Depending on where you live, electricity can be very expensive or inexpensive. The same goes for gas. Natural gas can be very expensive or inexpensive. Propane can be very expensive or inexpensive. If you live in an area where you get a lot of sunlight, solar is the way to go. Your goal with the heater is to maintain a preferred temperature for swimming. The best way to achieve this is by using the least expensive heater available to maintain the temperature that you prefer. You can start by comparing pricing with your utility companies. Contact your gas company and find the costs involved with running a natural gas line. Propane heaters burn 1 gallon per hour per 100,000 BTU. A 400k BTU heater will burn 4 gallons per hour.

Which heater is best for my spa? The answer is: a gas heater. More specifically, the largest gas heater you’re willing to pay for. The reason is: the larger heater you buy, the faster it will heat up the spa. Do you want to wait 30 minutes to get into the spa or do you want to wait two hours? This is where personal preference becomes important. Buying a smaller heater will be less expensive to operate and maintain but will have a longer heat up time. If you don’t mind waiting 2 hours, buy a smaller heater.

What are the differences between gas, electric, and solar heaters? Gas heaters can generate heat all year long and are not limited by weather. Gas heaters are preferred for spas due to faster heat up times. Electric heat pumps work similar to solar due to being limited by weather. These two heating options can only generate a certain amount of heat based on the ambient air temperature. Heat pumps and solar generate heat over time up to a certain amount. Generally the amount is 15 degrees above ambient air temperature. The larger size heat pump you have and the larger solar panel system, the faster you can get to 15 degrees. Smaller heat pumps and solar panel systems take longer to generate the 15 degrees.

What types of heaters are available for pools? There are three types of heaters: Gas, Electric, and Solar. Gas heaters require a natural gas line or propane line. Electric heat pumps require a dedicated circuit. Solar panels are installed either on the roof, for inground pools, or alongside an aboveground pool.

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