If you’re a pool owner, you probably know that nothing beats a relaxing swim on a hot summer’s day. Although, with winter looming you may be wondering how to maximise your pool heating efficiency to get the most out of your swimming season.
Luckily, there are ways to heat your pool and enjoy a comfortable swim all year round. From solar pool heating systems and pool heat pumps to pool blankets, there is a range of pool heating options to suit everybody’s needs. In this article, we will share the top 5 tips to maximise your pool heating efficiency to ensure you are able to enjoy your pool regardless of the season.
Choose the Best Pool Heater
Choosing the best pool heating option can be daunting with the options available and their various benefits. The most common pool heating options include solar pool heating, pool heat pumps and pool blankets.
The best pool heater will be dependent on your specific needs and requirements. This is why it is important to consider a variety of options when beginning the process of selecting the best pool heating options for you. In most cases, your budget can play a large role in the choice of pool heaters. Pool heating options such as a solar pool heating system may require costs in the initial stages or purchasing and installing, whereas it can save you money in the long run in terms of electricity costs. On the other hand, pool heating options such as a pool heat pump may cost more in electricity costs whilst providing you with the results you are looking for.
It is important to consider where you are located as weather and climate can play a large role in the effectiveness of your pool heating system. Solar pool heating is most effective in warmer climates with sun, as they produce heat through the sun’s heat. A pool heat pump can be used in various weather conditions such as when it is cloudy and raining, and produce effective results. In many cases, the most effective pool heating results will be evident when an option is used alongside another pool heating option.
Optimise Pool Heating Installation
Once you have chosen to utilise a pool heat pump, it is important to ensure it is installed correctly by a professional. There are many factors to consider when installing your pool heat pump, such as the location of your pump, plumbing, electrical and water flow rate, which can be essential to ensure your pool heating system is set up correctly.
The services of a pool heating technician will not only help make the decision process that bit easier but will also ensure that your pool heating system is set up as it should be, while also minimising the potential for issues to arise in the future. A pool heating technician will be able to answer any questions you may have about the operation of your system and provide you with more information about the best practices to consider when maximising your efficiency.
Consider Solar Pool Heating
Solar pool heating is an effective and eco-friendly heating solution that you may consider installing to heat your pool. Solar pool heating systems utilise the heat from the sun as a way to increase the temperature of your pool. It is no secret that a pool heating system provides the best results in conjunction with other heating solutions. For the most effective results and to maximise the efficiency of your pool heating, it is recommended to consider utilising a pool heat pump alongside your solar pool heating system.
As a solar pool heating temperature works through the temperature of the sun, these systems produce the best results throughout the day on warm days. On the other hand, a pool heat pump runs using electricity and can be used in different weather conditions such as when it is cloudy or rainy. Using both pool heating options ensures you have the best chance of using your poll comfortably throughout the year.
Ensure Regular Pool Maintenance
If you utilise a pool heat pump, it may be beneficial to keep your filters and baskets clean in order to maximise its performance and efficiency. Along with this, it is important to keep up to date with the maintenance of your pool and pool pump by cleaning your filter regularly. It’s most advisable to stick to a fortnightly cleaning schedule to ensure dirt and debris does not build up in your filter. This will also help to ensure that the circulation works to the best of its ability for your pool water.
Regularly maintaining your pool ensures it is free from debris, allowing the water to smoothly move through the pool system which assists with the pool heating process. When your pool water does transition smoothly through the pool systems, the heat distribution will be most effective and widespread.
Maintain the Right Water Temperature
We all know how expensive electricity bills can be, although many people do not realise the savings you can experience by slightly altering your thermostat. There are many ways you can run your pool heating whilst being conscious of costs and the environment. Overall, the top tip to consider is that the higher the temperature you set your thermostat to, the more it will cost in electricity bills.
Everybody has their personal preference for the temperature they like to set their home and pools at! With this being said, heating your pool to 31 degrees in comparison to 29 degrees can make a substantial difference in your energy usage and bills – and may not feel like too much of a difference once you’re in the pool.
Pool Heating Options For Your Needs
Thankfully, there are many ways to implement a pool heating solution to meet your needs and requirements. One aspect to consider is maintaining and ensuring your pool is able to generate and maintain heat – as this will assist with allowing you to get the most out of your pool and extend your swimming season!
Considering these tips will help maximise your pool heating efficiency, alongside implementing some of the most effective pool heating options from Solartech. Get in touch with our friendly team today to learn more about our pool heating options by calling us on (02) 9674 1900.