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How Propane Brings Year-round Pool Fun

Date: July 2, 2020

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With all of the sunny, warm days we Arizonians enjoy, it may seem like a pool heater is an unnecessary luxury. While the average swim season usually lasts from May through September, what’s your plan for the rest of the year—especially if you’re someone who enjoys a daily swim as a fun form of aerobic exercise?

Even when temperatures are moderate during the winter, taking a dip in a pool will chill your bones because the water temperature is too low. It’s a good bet that jumping into your pool in the middle of January will not make it to your list of “things to do” for the day.

And that’s where pool heaters come in. There are a few different types, each of which offers its own benefits to help keep your pool warmer when the temperatures cool down.

Our obvious choice is a high-efficiency propane pool heater (sometimes referred to as a gas pool heater). It’s a popular option because propane pool heaters can quickly heat your pool to your desired temperature.

And if you rely on one propane fuel and service provider, they know your home’s heating source and can seamlessly integrate your pool heater and install it quickly and properly for you. Your propane service professional can also take care of annual maintenance to ensure your heater runs problem-free.

How a propane pool heater works

A propane pool heater simply burns gas to warm water from the pool pump then cycles the water back into the pool. That’s why propane pool heaters are an ideal choice for in-ground and aboveground pools and spas.

Propane pool heaters are:

  • easy to install and maintain
  • efficient
  • durable and reliable
  • eco-friendly
  • available in a number of sizes and colors

Propane pool heaters vs, other options

Propane pool heaters have distinct advantages over other pool heater types, including:

  • Electric heat pump heaters – While this system is a more cost-effective than using a simple electric element pool heater, it needs to use surrounding air to warm water in the pool – which means it can only produce water that’s slightly warmer than the temperature of the air. That’s a problem if you feel like a swim when there’s a chill in the air.
  • Solar pool heaters –These have higher upfront costs and take longer to heat your pool compared to a propane pool heater. A solar system also doesn’t work at night or on cloudy days when the sun isn’t at its brightest. Of course, these heaters can only heat the pool when the sun is shining. In a state with tons of sunshine, this may not seem like such a problem, but remember our winter months can include a lot of cloudy weather. Solar heaters are also limited in how much heat they can provide.
  • Natural gas pool heaters – If you have natural gas service in your neighborhood, keep in mind that propane pool heaters give you the same performance of natural gas heaters without the expensive hardware and hassle needed to connect the pool heater to your home’s gas line.

To learn more about propane pool heaters and the many other ways you can take full advantage of propane inside and outside your home, please contact your Arizona propane service provider and they’ll be glad to give you advice.