Above Ground Pool Heaters

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Electric Above Ground Pool Heaters

When the summer begins to fade, and leaves begin to fall, most home-owners start covering up their open-air swimming pools before the chilly frost sets in. With no shelter or awning, coupled with plummeting temperatures, one really can't enjoy the fun and exercise a swimming pool allows – particularly when the water seems colder than the very air around you.

Swimming Pool Heater- Electric Heat PumP-LARGE 109K BTU Swimming Pool Heater- Electric Heat PumP-LARGE 109K BTU US $2,695.00 1d 12h 44m
Swimming Pool Heater- Electric Heat PumP-SMALL 55 k BTU Swimming Pool Heater- Electric Heat PumP-SMALL 55 k BTU US $1,395.00 1d 12h 44m
Siphon Electric Pool Heater Siphon Electric Pool Heater 1 Bid US $400.00 1d 19h 16m
Swimming Pool Heater Cooler Electric Heat PumP 55 k BTU Swimming Pool Heater Cooler Electric Heat PumP 55 k BTU US $1,899.00 3d 16h 35m
K STAR K-STAR 5KW electric pool spa heater, good K STAR K-STAR 5KW electric pool spa heater, good US $175.00 4d 8m
Electric Tankless Hot Water Pool Heater or Spa Heater Electric Tankless Hot Water Pool Heater or Spa Heater US $1,790.00 4d 53m
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Spa - Hot Tub - Pool- 3KW Electric Flo Thru Heater 240V Spa - Hot Tub - Pool- 3KW Electric Flo Thru Heater 240V US $329.95 7d 9h 44m
A/G Pools & Spa Minimax 100 Electric Igni Heater 100BTU A/G Pools & Spa Minimax 100 Electric Igni Heater 100BTU US $809.99 7d 22h 40m
Aboveground Swimming Pool Heat Pump 55K Electric Heater Aboveground Swimming Pool Heat Pump 55K Electric Heater US $1,699.99 8d 16h 12m


It does seem a shame that open-air pools can't be enjoyed year-round, especially as the pool no doubt cost you a reasonable amount of money in the first place. The good news is, you can still reap the rewards of your pool regardless of the season – the answer comes in the form of electric above ground pool heaters.

Electric above ground pool heaters are the most dependable for year-round use, primarily because they utilize a pump and air compression system. Air is sucked in through the heater and warmed during the compression process. This in turn heats up the water that flows through the machine. The result is a consistent water-temperature which can be increased or decreased as personal preference dictates. Many models benefit from the additions of adjustable thermostats, and a limiter which stops the unit heating above the required temperature. The addition of the latter feature also ensures you never use more energy than required for heating your pool, a great characteristic for those keeping tabs on their energy bills.

Solar pool heaters are the eco-friendly version of the electric models, and while they do a fantastic job of converting U.V energy into generated electricity, the limitations include lower reliability during winter months. This is because there is less sun-light during the day and solar heaters simply do not absorb enough during these dark months. Similarly a solar heater only has limited ability in terms of water heating, with a range of 4-9 degrees being the maximum. This is really only useful during the summer when pool water has already been slightly heated by the sun. Increased temperatures may be realized when use of a solar heater is coupled with a solar cover, however you aren't guaranteed that you'll be able to achieve these temperatures on over-cast days.
 
Gas heaters suffer similar problems influenced by weather. Sufficient cold or frosty spells can actually clog or block the pipes leading from the gas cannisters to the heater. You may also experience ignition problems (as with cars) in freezing weather.

Pool heaters of the electric variety are considerably more powerful than solar, mainly due to the consistent power-supply supporting operation. Most models fall into the “plug and play” capacity, offering instantaneous heating capability. Even “single phase” heaters warm up pretty quickly. Unlike the gas heaters, the electrical models do not need to wait for a fuel to be ignited – immediately cutting down on the “warming up” time. Safety is a consideration too. Gas bottles (although checked) can become eroded by the changes in summer-to-winter temperature leading to cracking and potential leaks. Of course this is relatively rare, as most owners store their gas cannisters in outhouses or garages.

You will no doubt be aware of the rising costs of fuels during winter months, a time when most of us have the central heating on full. Have you ever compared your gas and electricity bills? If you're from an average family household, you'll probably notice the cost of gas far exceeds that for electricity usage.  The same applies to the gas used for pool heaters. Bottled propane isn't very cheap, and can become costly when a pool is used regularly. Electricity on the other hand can be calculated by unit. If you were to run a 3 kW pool heater every day for an entire summer, you'd end up spending about 30-40% less, than if you “forked out” for gas on a regular basis.

Electric above ground pool heaters have many fringe benefits – not least that they can be used all year round. Those with children may also consider electric models the safer option, simply because there is no likelihood of noxious gases being emitted into the environment the children play in. For affordable, consistent pool heating – electric above ground pool heaters really are the way to go.

 

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