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Pool heating system for year round swimming

Start enjoying your pool year round with a pool heating system!!!

Yes it is time to make the most of your pool by investing in pool heating and extending the enjoyment of your swimming pool, to year round. You have a pool that is unused for a majority of the cold months, why?

You have invested a lot of time and money already into owning a swimming pool, for you and the family to enjoy for a few months of the year. A pool is an exciting addition to any home and family way of life, but colder weather tends to bring the family a set of new issues. Having an unused pool during the colder months is now a thing of the past, by adding a pool heating system you can enjoy your pool year round. Did you know 90% of swimming pools that are not heated are only used for 3-4 months of the year. So why not consider installing a pool heating system that will help you and your family reap the many benefits of warm water swimming all year round.

Why invest in a pool heater?

  • Extends the swim season from months to year round

  • Makes your pool more enjoyable

  • The warm water reduces stress

  • Great for fitness, as swimming is known as one of the best exercise

  • Good therapy, easy on the joints and relaxing muscles

  • Warm water is great in promoting blood flow

  • Helps ease pain from arthritis, back issues and muscle spasms

  • Social aspect for outdoor entertaining

  • Feature of the house

  • Increases property value, by having a working, well-maintained pool heater

  • Maximizes return on your investment

Today, trans-seasonal pool heating is becoming even more commonplace. There are now a range of pool heating solutions to choose from depending on your budget and lifestyle. Creating and maintaining the ideal pool temperature doesn’t come naturally. Pool water generally hovers around the 18°C to 20°C mark, however a designated pool heating system will bump it up to comfortable levels of around 25°C to 29°C.

A common question asked is, I wouldn’t need to use a pool heater in the summer months, would I? Yes, even if it is warm outside doesn’t mean the pool water will be at a suitable water temperature for swimming because there are a number of factors to take into account,

  • what has the weather been like over the past few weeks

  • is your pool in a shade area

  • shade sale that protects the family from the harmful sun

All of the above will keep the water cooler.

What different types of pool heating products are available?

1. Pool Heat Pump

Grid electricity

Solar powered electricity

2. Gas Pool Heating

3. Solar Pool Heating

Pool Heat pump extracts heat from the air, similar to a reverse-cycle air-conditioner and uses that heat to produce hot water. Fast forward to 2021 and pool heat pumps are by far the most economical option to heat nearly any pool. With even further technology advances you can now connect a heat pump to a solar electricity installation on your roof to virtually cost you $0. So while the sun is shining on your roof, your pool is powered and heated all day long.

Pool heat pumps use just a fraction of the energy to gas to generate the same amount of heat. As a guide, you can save up to 80 per cent over LPG, 50 per cent over natural gas-fueled heaters and 500 per cent over the old style electric heaters.

In the winter months it will lose its high energy efficiency only slightly as the pump has to work harder to heat the water against the cooler temperature but the heat pump can work in even low temperatures making your pool a year round usable oasis (asset).

Gas pool heater uses propane or natural gas to heat the pool water by pumping it through a heating unit. It is a quick process, the fastest method for heating your pool and works great even on the coldest days, providing a comfortable temperature for swimming on demand. Simply put, it will extend your swimming season to all year round. With the ability to heat the pool water up to 40°C and maintain any desired temperature regardless of the weather. The disadvantage is gas heaters can cost more to run.

Solar pool heater uses the power of the sun with solar panels to heat up the water naturally. It is important to note that an additional “solar pool pump” is also required to operate the solar heating system and this is an additional electricity cost to operate. Ultimately, the biggest influence is exposure to the sun. Pool water temperatures can drop substantially after a few days of cloudy weather which can deter the toughest.

We find far too often customers convert from solar pool heaters to a pool heat pump as solar pool heating is heavily dependent on the weather and they are sick of not having the pool warm enough to swim, when they want. ‘Let's’ face it you paid all that money for a pool so you could swim’…

Choosing the right pool heat pump can be confusing and time consuming so let our team of professional certified pool technicians at Rockingham Pool & Spa Solutions guide you through step by step sizing and application questions to ensure the correct heater is recommended for your needs.


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