Keeping Your Pool Warm During Winter: Guide for Central Florida
Winter swimming is a great way to beat the winter blues. Whether you're looking for something fun to do with the kids, or just want some alone time in your backyard oasis, swimming pools are an excellent choice. There is one problem though: no one wants to swim in a freezing cold pool!
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Luckily, there are ways of keeping your pool warm without breaking the bank. In this blog post, we will talk about how you can keep your swimming pool warm during Central Florida's winters using 3 main types of pool heaters. Electric Pool Heaters
A heat pump is one of the most popular ways to keep your pool warm during the cold season. It takes water in and pumps it back out, constantly exchanging warm water for cold water so that you can enjoy perfectly heated waters all year round!
Some heaters are more reliable than others. Electric ones will never fail you in any situation while solar panels can be affected by extreme temperatures or even cloudy weather that doesn't get enough sunshine on them for the day's needs. However, electric heaters can take several hours to heat your pool and are usually only heated by a few degrees per hour.
A properly installed and maintained electric pool heater can last twice as long as a gas one. And, since we live in Central Florida where it's usually quite warm year-round (especially compared to other parts of the country). The operating cost of an electric heat pump pool heater is lower than gas, but performance and efficiency depend on the ambient weather conditions. If it gets too cool out or there's not enough humidity then you could be drawing a lot of power to keep the temperature you want.
Gas Pool Heaters
The most common type of pool heater is the gas-powered model. These heaters use either natural gas or propane to circulate water through a filter and then send that heated fluid back into your swimming area for you to enjoy!
The greatest benefit of the gas pool and spa heaters is that they can warm your water in minutes or hours versus the days it would take with a heating system using electricity. This makes them perfect if you don't use your swimming area on a daily basis, but just need to have some warmth at hand when needed.
A gas-powered heater has its own set of drawbacks too - they're not very energy efficient and dependable during cold winter months when demand for heating increases significantly because people want warmer pools and homes! One of the most overlooked aspects when installing a natural gas heater is that it can be costly to pipe from your house. If you don't have a pipeline or an existing liquid propane tank, this will definitely add to costs for installation. Solar Pool Heaters
Your pool water is directed through a series of valves to your solar collectors/panels where the water temperature is raised then the water is redirected back into your pool through a filter.
While solar heaters are the most energy-efficient option, they typically do have a larger initial installation cost. A solar pool heater is a great investment for any homeowner who wants to save money on their energy bills. The upfront cost may be higher than other types, but in the long run, it will prove cheaper due to how often you can leave this device unattended and still maintain your water at desired temperature levels all day every day without ever running out of hot water again!
In sunny Florida, we don’t often have to deal with cloudy days which means that your solar pool heater will work all year round. There are those who want a pool heater without having too much work on their part - for their pool, this could be an excellent investment!
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If you live in Central Florida, then chances are that your pool is going to need some type of protection from the cold. We’re here to help walk you through the three options for keeping your swimming pool warm during our winters - electric heaters, solar heaters, and gas heaters. Let Sea Breeze Pools help you decide which one best suits your needs!
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