Swimming season doesn’t have to end when summer does. If you’re considering extending your swimming season, you might be torn between a pool heater and a heat pump. Both options can provide warmth, but they operate differently and offer unique benefits. At J&M Pool Supply, we aim to share our expertise transparently and confidently, guiding you in finding the best option from our local pool supply stores.

Pool Heaters

Gas pool heaters are a traditional and popular choice among pool owners. They work by burning natural gas or propane to create heat, which is then transferred to the pool water. Their main advantage is speed. If you need to heat your pool quickly for intermittent use, a gas heater can do the job. They do not use outside air to operate, so they efficiently heat your pool even on cold days.

However, pool heaters do come with higher operating costs due to the price of gas or propane. Regular maintenance is also necessary to ensure their longevity.

Heat Pumps

On the other hand, heat pumps are more energy-efficient than gas heaters. They extract heat from the air and transfer it to your pool water. They consume less energy, resulting in lower operating costs over time. If you live in a climate where air temperatures don’t frequently dip below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, a heat pump can be a cost-effective solution.

Heat pumps take longer to heat your pool than gas heaters, so they’re better suited for maintaining a consistent pool temperature than quick, on-demand heating.

Overall, your choice between a pool heater and a heat pump ultimately depends on your specific needs, such as how quickly you need to heat your pool, your local climate, and your budget for initial costs and ongoing pool supply expenses.

No matter what you choose, remember that every pool is unique and deserves a tailored solution. At J&M Pool Supply, we’re committed to helping you make an informed decision that best suits your pool and lifestyle.

Are you looking for more guidance? We’re more than a pool supply company – we’re also your partners in enjoying the perfect swim, no matter the weather or season. With J&M Pool Supply, a warm and inviting swim is just a phone call away. Call us at (678) 498-7099.