Your backyard paradise is perfect for those ultra hot NC summer days when your only choices for remaining comfortable are staying in an air conditioned house or taking a dip in the pool.
But what about the rest of the year? You didn’t install a pool just to enjoy it during the 2-3 summer months when it gets hot! Whether swimming is your preferred method of exercise, relaxation or family fun, you want to be able to use your pool for as many days out of the year that you can. This is where heating your pool comes in.
That depends on the way you choose to heat your pool. Heat pumps, electric and gas pool heaters are less expensive to purchase, but because they all use electricity, operating costs can start to stack up.
A solar pool heater is more expensive (according to Energy.gov, they can cost you $3k-$4k to buy and install), but because it operates so efficiently and uses little to no electricity, it can pay for itself in just 1.5 – 7 years.
And considering the fact that a solar pool heater has a lifespan of 10-15 years (compared to 5 years for an electric or gas pool heater), it’s an investment worth making.
There’s no doubt that a solar pool heater is the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly way to heat your pool. Solar energy is renewable, clean, and unlike other pool heaters, doesn’t result in harmful carbon emissions.
Another point in the column for solar pool heaters! They are much quieter than electric or gas pool heaters, helping keep your oasis tranquil year-round.
Want to know more about installing a solar pool heater? Contact us, and we’ll help you find all the information you’re looking for.