HEATING YOUR POOL

Pool Heating

Who doesn’t want to enjoy their pool all year round! Find out which way is best for you!

The ideal swimming pool temperature is 25 to 26°C but without further heating, it usually stays between 18 and 20°C. Even with the heat throughout the day, the temperature drops at night, making it hard to keep your pool warm naturally.


Gas Heaters Vs Heat pumps

Gas Heaters are available in larger sizes with faster heating times than heat pumps.  This meaning, you can turn on your gas heater in the morning and be swimming by that same afternoon!

Heat Pumps are restricted in their heating capacity because there is a limit to how much electricity is available to your home. Usually residential heat pumps will range between 7kW and 25 kW.  To put it in perspective, your electric kettle is probably 2 kW so a 7 kW will not heat a whole swimming pool up very much.

 

Gas heating

A gas heater is a cost-effective way to heat your swimming pool to a comfortable swimming temperature all year round. It can provide on-demand heating, which means your pool will be at the perfect temperature when you want it, regardless of the weather conditions.

When you’re choosing a gas heater for your pool, you should consider these factors:

  • Swimming pool size
  • Maximum temperature
  • Heating time
  • Your swimming season

View Astral Pools gas heating range or calculate your gas heating requirements and costs.

 

Heat pumps

A heat pump is a very energy-efficient heating option for your pool and a great alternative for areas that don’t have a natural gas connection. It uses the same technology as reverse-cycle air conditioners, extracting heat from the air and transferring it to water through a series of processes.

When choosing a heat pump, you should consider the following factors:

  • Geographic location and climate*
  • Maximum temperature
  • Swimming pool size
  • Indoor/outdoor location
  • Your swimming season

*Heat pumps are ideal for warmer, tropical climates.

View Astrals range of heat pumps or calculate your heat pump requirements and costs.

Solar heating

A solar heating system of the right size can keep your pool at a comfortable swimming temperature and extend your swimming season.

Solar pool heaters use energy and heat from the sun, so they’re best suited to sunny areas. They’re one of the most economical and environmentally-friendly heating options and, when combined with a gas booster, provide the most efficient temperature control, regardless of the sun.

Here’s what you should consider when choosing a solar heating system:

  • Swimming pool size
  • Roof orientation and shade
  • Pool and roof colour
  • Amount of shade and wind
  • Your desired swimming season

 

 

Referencing- https://www.astralpool.com.au/poolowners/poolmaintenance/poolheating

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