The beautiful, year-round weather is one of the many things that make Clearwater a great place to live. However, your pool may still drop to an uncomfortable temperature this winter, making it too cold to swim in. If you want to extend your swimming season, it may be time to consider the addition of a pool heater. A heater will keep your outdoor oasis warm during the chilly months while being energy efficient and having minor operation and maintenance costs.

Determine Your Pool Heater Needs

Before you go shopping you will have to determine what you need out of a pool heater.  Do you want to keep the water warm constantly?  Or maybe the water just needs to be warmed up quickly on the off chance that you want to go for a swim.  You’ll also need to figure out what size the heater would need to be to efficiently warm your Clearwater pool.

There are a few different mechanisms you can employ to warm your waters.  Gas systems are great for quickly heating water for short periods of time. This method involves combusting natural gases and passing water through the combustion chamber and back into the ecosystem. If you use your outdoor oasis sparingly during the winter months this type of pool heater may be for you.

The other option you have is installing a heat pump. This option does not generate heat on its own, rather it uses electricity to take heat from the outside air and use it to heat the water.  Generally speaking these systems work best above 45 degrees Fahrenheit.  With a properly sized heat pump you will be able to maintain a comfortable, constant temperature throughout the colder months.

No matter which type you choose, the most important thing to remember when purchasing a heater is that bigger is better.  If you install a unit that is too small you will end up spending more on energy costs than you need to.  However, if you install a unit that has more than enough power you will maintain plenty of efficiency in the heating of your Clearwater pool.

Give Triangle a Call Today!

If you have decided to have a pool heater professionally installed look no further than Triangle Pool. Serving Clearwater and the surrounding areas since 1959, Triangle has professionally installed a countless number of pools and accessories. Don’t risk shoddy installation by going the DIY route, hire a professional who can produce quality, long lasting work. Contact Triangle through their website or give them a call at (727) 531-0473.