Heated Pools 101: Heating Your Pool Was Never So Cool

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Have you been looking for a way to extend your swimming season or make your pool more energy efficient? HFS Financial knows heated pools are the way to go!

Heated pools are in demand right now as consumers look for ways to extend their pool seasons and make the water’s temperature more comfortable for the entire season. Installing a heater as an option with your new or existing pool is a great way to reach that goal. 

If you are worried about your existing heated pool using too much energy, a new or updated pool heater can make a huge difference in efficiency. Either way, HFS is here to help keep you informed of your options and help you find financing for those needs.

Different Options for a Heated Pool

There are three main options for pool heaters you will find when shopping. You can use a heater that runs on natural gas or propane, a solar-powered heat pump, or a heat pump that runs on electricity. Each of these options has its own benefits. Make sure to weigh what you need from your pool heater before settling on the best choice for you.

Natural Gas/Propane Heaters for a Heated Pool

These pool heaters use gas, as stated in their names. Investing in one of these will run you anywhere from $1,000 for a lower-end model to upwards of $5,000 for nicer, larger options. You will then, of course, pay for the fuel as you use it. 

The good thing about natural gas/propane heaters is they heat the water very fast and can also heat the water no matter what the temperature is outside. These types of heaters are good if you only plan to use them sometimes or as a backup heater if things get really cold. 

Propane heaters also give you more precise temperature control over your swimming pool and can be more affordable to install. The only thing to consider in installing this type of heater is the cost of running it. If you already have natural gas in your home, you know that the bill can skyrocket in a cold snap. 

Electric Heaters for a Heated Pool

Electric heaters run on electricity and work by drawing in heat from the outside air and using it to warm the pool. They are great for people who want to use their swimming pool every day, as these pool heaters can maintain water temperature well and are more cost effective to use.

Unless you purchase a special brand that performs well in very low temperatures, if the temperature is less than 55 degrees, there won’t be enough heat in the air for the heater to warm the pool. But this usually is fine unless you want to open your pool early or keep it open late in the season.

Heat pumps are initially more expensive than natural gas heaters. They cost between $2,000 to $7,000, not including an electric hookup. However, they’re way more efficient than natural gas heaters. It will take a little while to make back the additional expense you incurred by choosing an electric heat pump over a natural gas heater, but they also last longer than natural gas heaters. In the long run, you’ll save money with a heat pump.

Solar Heaters for a Heated Pool 

Solar heaters have the highest initial costs of any of the heaters we have discussed but are the most environmentally friendly, last the longest, and are free to operate. 

You can look at spending anywhere from $2,000 to $9,000 on a solar heater for your pool. So, the upfront cost is high.

They also work more slowly than other options of pool heaters. Typically, they only heat the water at around one to two degrees per minute. You will be waiting if you try to heat the water suddenly.

The benefits of this type of pool heater are tremendous, though. They are free to run, so you can recoup your costs quickly. They also last around 25 to 30 years.

Build a New Pool with HFS Financial

HFS Financial can help you find a loan to get you started on your new heated pool now. Are you interested in learning more? Contact us today or fill out one of our simple 60-second loan applicationsWith our rate checker, you will know if you are conditionally approved in just one minute without impacting your credit score. 

Don’t wait another day to make your swimming pool more enjoyable for years to come. With HFS, “You Dream It, We Finance It.”


Heated Pools 101: Heating Your Pool Was Never So Cool

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