Electric Pool Heaters
When most people say “electric pool heater,” they are usually talking about what’s called a heat pump pool heater. Heat pump, or electric pool heaters are a decent alternative since these pool heat pump systems can be one of the most cost effective ways to heat pool water. These electric pool heaters work pretty much the same as a central air conditioning system, but in reverse. An air conditioner draws warm air from inside your home and pushes it outside but an electric pool heater draws warm air from outside your pool and pushes it inside, thusly heating your pool water.
Electric pool heaters are very cost efficient, usually much cheaper than a gas pool heater. How much cheaper? Try about a third as inexpensive to run vs a propane heaters and close to half the cost of natural gas alternatives.
If you’re looking for consistent and reliable performance, than a heat pump pool heater is a fantastic choice. Day, night, rainy, cloudy, whatever the condition, an electric pool heater will continue to heat your pool. And it’ll heat your pool faster than most pool heaters (especially solar pool heaters)
It should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. Electric pool heaters use electricity to heat your pool which is going to cause an increase in your monthly electric bill. This can be a deal breaker when you take into account the fact that the cost of electricity has continued to rise over the last few years.
Also, since an electric pool heater draws warm air from outside your pool and pushes it inside, the colder it is outside, the less effective the heater becomes. Not a problem if the weather usually stays above 45 F, but can be a real deal breaker if the temperature gets colder than that.
For people who are in a temperate or warm region, Electric pool heaters are a very efficient and relatively inexpensive option for heating your pool. In a colder region, they are still effective during summer months, but lose there competitive edge as the weather cools down. If you’re looking for low start-up costs and don’t care about a slight increase in your monthly electric, than this is a great purchase for you.