For many families, the biggest downside to owning their own backyard swimming pool is that its season is shorter than they’d prefer. Depending on the climate where you live, this may be a significant frustration, and we realize that enclosing the pool in a heated structure is a budget-buster for many.
However, one way you can increase the length of swimming season is to have a swimming pool heater installed. While some are more effective than others, any swimming pool heater will help expand the timeframe in which you can utilize your swimming pool. If you were going to splurge on a single optional accessory, a heater is the one we’d recommend.
Powerful and Efficient: Hayward H400FDN Universal H-Series Pool Heater
If your pool is on the large side and you desire an effective heat source with enough power to warm up all that water, the Hayward H400FDN might be just the ticket! With its 400,000 BTUs of heating power, it’s able to meet the needs of almost any residential swimming pool. Because it’s efficiently designed, with the H400FDN you won’t notice as much of a hike to your utility bill as you will with many other, less powerful heaters. In addition, this heater produces extremely low amounts of emissions, making it friendly to not only your monthly budget but also to the environment.
The digital panels make changing settings quick and easy, allowing you to adjust the water temperature. As you might expect, a system this powerful and efficient will run upwards of $2,000. However, when you consider how it would expand the usefulness of your pool, many pool owners find it a worthwhile purchase.
Perfect for Smaller Pools: Fibroheat Swimming Pool Heater
If you have a smaller pool, the Fibroheat Pool Heater will be able to effectively heat a pool with a capacity of up to 10,000 gallons with its 55,000 BTU’s of heating power. (That’s approximately a 21’ round pool or 15’ by 30’ oval pool.) Energy efficiency is achieved by using gas to power this heater. Add in easy installation and digital readouts, and you’ll be able to adjust settings whenever you see fit. Still over $1,000, we like this heater for its long-term effectiveness and gas-powered potential.
Quick and Easy: Pentair 460736 MasterTemp
The Pentair 460736 MasterTemp pool heater utilizes 40,000 BTU’s. Since it uses gas heat, this amount of power will be enough to effectively heat most in-ground swimming pools. With no pilot light, startup is a cinch. You’ll be amazed at how quickly this system will heat up your entire swimming pool, too!
Its easy-to-read digital display and indicator lights make adjustments simple. An added bonus is that unlike some heaters, this one is particularly quiet. Priced between that of the Hayward and the Fibroheat models we mentioned earlier, this one might be just right for your pool size — and your budget.
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