How To Heat Your Above Ground Pool

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How To Heat Your Above Ground Pool

Does closing your above ground pool for the winter make you sad?  Extend your swimming season by adding an above ground pool heating option!   A pool heater can raise the water’s temperature and keep things comfortable longer than you think!

Your options for above ground pool heaters vary based on the type of pool you have and the amount of temperature change you’re looking for in your pool. Here are two options for above-ground pool heating!


Heat Pumps

Above-ground heat pumps heat the pool water through the air in the surrounding environment. Depending on the size and capacity of the heat pump, it can warm up the water of deep and large pools well. These pumps require more of an initial investment than other options such as the solar panels. However, they are generally found to be cost-effective over time and easy to use.

Before purchasing, you’ll want to keep in mind factors such as usage, location and pool size. Ask about energy efficiency ratings and the amount of heat produced. Some models are even designed for noise reduction and are made to run as quietly as possible.

If you’re looking for more ideas on how to get the most out of your above-ground pool, reach out to us at Smith Pools. We’ll be happy to help you turn your pool into the place of fun and relaxation you’ve always wanted.

Solar Swimming Pool Panels

As you might have guessed, these heating panels are operated through sunlight. The panels are typically connected to your pool pump, allowing the water to circulate. The heat of the water then increases and is returned to the pool.

This cost-effective option works well for smaller above ground pools and warmer climates. You’ll obviously need plenty of direct sunlight for maximum effectiveness. The solar panels typically raise the temperature of the water from five to ten degrees. If you’re looking for a little extra heat at a relatively low cost, solar panels may be your best bet.

Want more pool tips?  Contact Smith Pools today!

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