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Open Early with a Pool Heater

Open early? Yes, you can!

We’ve been through a lot in the last year. Much of this has driven many Kansans home for an extended staycation. This in turn has created a rise in backyard retreats filled with swimming pools.

Well, we’re still in the middle of the pandemic. Many of us haven’t traveled for a long time, and our families are going a little stir crazy. So, you might be thinking about opening your swimming pool now or in early April.

That’s a great idea, but some may simply find it too cold. It doesn’t have to be! Let’s look at how to open early with a pool heater.

You have two choices when it comes to pool heaters in the Wichita area. You can choose a pool heater or a heat pump.

What is a Pool Heater?

The swimming pool heater can heat your swimming pool using either natural gas, electricity, or propane. These heaters are usually less costly to purchase, and they heat your water quickly.

You will find though that they are more expensive to run than a heat pump.

The best part of the pool heater is they heat your pool quickly. In addition, you can heat your pool very early in the spring and late into the fall because the heater doesn’t depend on the outside temperature. They also cost less to purchase outright, and they are generally easy to use. On the flip side, you will incur higher gas or electricity bills.

What is a Heat Pump?

The heat pump works differently than the pool heater. While the pool heater can operate at any temperature, the heat pump uses the air outside to heat your pool. You are looking at an outside temperature near or at least at 60 degrees to get the heat pump to work properly. If the temperature outside drops below 50 degrees, the heat pump isn’t going to heat your pool well.

Because the heat pump doesn’t use gas or propane, your utility costs are usually much lower than the pool heater. What’s more, the heat pump is more energy efficient. Overall, the heat pump is more expensive to purchase, but less expensive to run.

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To Conclude

You may be wondering which system is best for you if you want to open early and keep your swimming pool open longer in the fall. The best thing to do is stop by one of our three locations or contact us today. We can help you sort out your options so you and your family can enjoy your pool earlier this spring!