An above ground pool heater is a great way to get a lot more use and enjoyment out of your pool, especially in Connecticut and climates with just a few short hot summer months. With the right type of pool heater for your aboveground pool, you can extend your swimming season for a lot less than what you might think.

The Swimming Pool Store will help you evaluate the most important considerations to choose the most cost-efficient pool heating technology for your above ground pool.

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With four distinct seasons, pool owners in Connecticut look forward to the summer months for swimming and spending time by the pool. With an above ground pool heater, you can enjoy longer days by the pool with a comfortable, warm pool temperature either late at night or early in the morning to extend your day. You can even get at least a full extra month of swimming if you open up two weeks early and keep it open two weeks later than you normally would without a pool heater.

In addition to longer days and a longer season, you can enjoy a more comfortable pool water temperature on cooler, cloudy days. Now that you’ve decided that you like the benefits of having a pool heater for your above ground pool, it’s just a matter of choosing the most efficient pool heater that will deliver the performance you’re looking for.

Pool Heater For Above Ground Pool Options

The type of above ground pool heater that is best for you will depend on a few specific factors, such as the amount of sunlight your pool gets during the day, whether or not you use a solar cover, and the exposure to wind. You also need to evaluate what your goals are regarding your desired pool water temperature compared to the ambient temperature outdoors.

Using a solar cover makes a significant difference in helping to maintain pool water temperature and can be used in addition to other types of pool heaters such as gas, propane, or electric heat pumps to help minimize energy consumption. You can get the most out of your pool heater by understanding the energy consumed with each type of pool heater in your specific circumstances.

The US Department of Energy offers information on how to choose the most cost-efficient pool heater and how to save on pool heating costs. By evaluating your needs and your budget, you can choose the best type of pool heater to give you the greatest value.

Gas Pool Heater for Above Ground Pools

Gas or propane pool heaters are a popular method to heat pool water quickly, with energy-efficient models today that achieve efficiency ratings of 80% or more compared to older inefficient models with ratings in the range of 55%. Depending on your situation, a gas or propane pool heater might be the best option for you. The Swimming Pool Store offers a pool heater consultation to analyze your specifications and recommend the best pool heater for your aboveground pool.

Electric Heat Pump for Above Ground Pools

An electric heat pump will typically cost more than a gas pool heater with a greater upfront initial investment, although can provide significant cost savings during operation. An electric heat pump is easy to use and operates efficiently by drawing in outside air, and can provide excellent performance as long as the outside temperature is at least 45° to 50° or more. A heat pump does not work as well in colder temperatures and can take longer to heat up your pool water. With proper maintenance, heat pumps can last longer than a gas pool heater and might save you money in the long run.

Above Ground Pool Heater Consultation

The Swimming Pool Store can evaluate your options and guide you in the right direction to achieve the pool water temperature you want, when you want it, at the most efficient cost. We offer a large pool store with quality products such as the most efficient pool heaters on the market.

The Swimming Pool Store has been providing quality pool services since 1969, building on 50 years of experience while keeping up with the latest technologies in the swimming pool industry. We offer a wide range of pool services, including weekly pool maintenance, cleanings, and more. Contact us with any questions and schedule your pool heater consultation today to get the most out of your above ground pool heater.