With the fantastic weather we enjoy in Clearwater and St. Petersburg year round, pool heaters are a necessary part of owning your own private backyard swimming spot.  Even in you live in the frozen north, sitting in a warm Jacuzzi surrounded by snow is exceptionally appealing.  So come mid-January, or even March, when we’re experiencing temperatures in the 70’s to low 80’s under clear blue skies, it’s a shame when you’re unable to go for a swim.

Whether you already take advantage of pool heaters and need maintenance or repairs, or are considering having one installed, Triangle is the company for you.

Types of Pool Heaters

So you decided that a heating system is the right choice for your Clearwater swimming pool, but what is the right kind for your home?  There are 4 types that may be an option for you:  Electric Resistance, Gas, Heat Pumps, and Solar.

Electric Resistance Pool Heaters

These models use electric current to heat the water by running the electricity through a resistor.  Water is drawn through the pump, passes over the hot resistor, and heads it back into your pool several degrees warmer.  Electric resistance offers advantages such as being inexpensive, quiet, and independent of the weather. However, these are not energy efficient and can be difficult to install.


This design can run on either propane or natural gas using a combustion chamber.  This heats a series of copper coils which water passes through to be warmed. In the past these were the most popular style, but with the advent of heat pumps and solar units, they are seeing competition today here in Clearwater.

Heat Pumps

Like electric resistance pool heaters, these use electricity to warm water.  Like the heat pump most likely used to heat your St. Petersburg or Clearwater home in the winter, these transfer heat from the air into the unit.  These are rapidly growing in popularity due to their inexpensive operating costs, energy efficiency, and long lifetime.

Solar Heaters

A great addition to St. Petersburg and Clearwater homes, solar units use the power the ample Florida sunshine to keep the water in your backyard oasis comfortably warm.  The solar panels collect the energy from the sun, and then water is pumped through the warmed panels and back into your pool.  The downside to this style system is that it doesn’t work as well on cloudy days, however in Florida, this is rarely an issue.

These are extremely popular pool heaters for St. Petersburg home owners due to their long lifetime, environmentally friendly nature, and no monthly operating costs.

Why Choose Triangle?

At Triangle, we specialize in both residential and commercial, installations, repairs, and maintenance.  Since 1959 we have become the best pool service company in the greater St. Petersburg and Clearwater area.  This is because we provide the best services, at the right prices, all with the friendliness and professionalism you deserve. No job is too small or too large for us.  From small above ground systems, to large public swimming spots or natatoriums; we can handle any size for any client.  Some of our other services include:

  • Pool pump and motor repair
  • Netting
  • Cleaning
  • Leak repair
  • Chemical Maintenance
  • Automation
  • Lighting
  • Acid washing
  • Health department upgrades
  • Filters
  • And more!

When you choose Triangle, you can count on our polite and professional technicians being there when you expect us.  We will also assign a technician to your property so you can get to know them, and you never have to worry about strangers working on the premises.

If you are interested in pool heaters, or if one of these options sounds right to you, call us today in Clearwater and St. Petersburg at (727)531-0473.