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Electric Pool Heater

Updated on May 28, 2010

Electric Pool Heater

Electric Pool Heater Info

Although you have a number of different choices whenever it comes to heating the pool, an electric pool heater is going to be one of the most popular. One of the reasons why this is the case is because electric energy is readily available in any location, so you don't need to worry about whether you're going to have a reliable source of power at any given time. There are also some very economical choices as far as electric pool heaters is concerned as well, as they are quite energy efficient and are pretty much automatic in their functions. Provided you choose the right electric pool heater for your pool, you can be enjoying swimming in it year-round.

One of the first things you need to look at whenever choosing electronic pool heaters is the amount of energy or power that is going to be put out. This is typically measured in BTUs, or British thermal units. This is a standard of measurement for power, and it can give you a general idea of how much heat you're pool heater is going to be putting out at any given time. The larger the pool, the more power you are going to need and the same is also true if you happen to live in extremely cold weather environment.

Even if you live in what could be considered a warm weather area, an electric pool heater can certainly come in handy. Whenever the nights are commonly dipping down into the 60s, the water in the pool can get very cold, even if the air tends to heat up during the day. Although you certainly are not going to use as much power from your electric pool heater whenever you were warming up the water in this area, the little bit of power that you need can really go a long way in helping to ensure your comfort whenever you go for a swim.

One of the main complaints that I hear about running electric pool heaters as opposed to other types for example the popular Raypak pool heater is and they can get rather expensive. Although it is really going to depend on the price of electricity, and the size of unit that you are using, you can generally expect to spend anywhere from $5-$10 on a daily basis in order to keep your pool warm. That is why many people tend to shut down their pool heater whenever it is not necessary, and perhaps only run it on the weekends. If you are sporadically running the electronic pool heater, however, it may take less electricity to simply keep the water at a comfortable temperature, although a bit on the cool side.

An electric pool heater is going to run you anywhere from $500 all the way up to $2000, depending on the size and options that you need. Some of the better companies include Jandy and Hayward, but it is certainly possible for you to get an adequate electric pool heater from a company that is lesser known and save yourself some money at the same time. As long as it is able to do the job of heating up the water, it is really accomplishing what is necessary.

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      8 years ago

      Hi massagetherapy! Great hub. has some great and very energy efficient pool heaters you should check it out!

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      8 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      Do you have any comments you'd like to share? Do you have an electric pool heater at home? If so, which make and model is it and how has it served you? Thanks for sharing!

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      8 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      Do you have any experiences good or bad with pool heaters? If so, please share. I'd love to hear your feedback!


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