There are 3 ways to heat your pool:
- Gas heat, which is what most people have to rapidly heat their spa.
- Electrical heat, which is more energy efficient, but slow and steady.
- Solar heat, which is the most efficient, most practical and virtually FREE way to heat your pool for the life of the system which is 15 to 30 years with proper maintenance.
Gas Heat – this option is usually included with Unique Custom Pools spa installation which can also be used to heat your pool. We’ve had customers use this heater to warm up their pool up to 85 degrees for a February swim party (Super Bowl parties, etc), but this can easily run you $300 – $500 for the month! Our gas heaters usually come with a price tag of around $2000, completely installed and programmed, plus any gas line runs which can easily get up to $1000 quickly. This is probably the way to go for most people who may or may not heat a pool for a few days in the off season. It’s a small investment that can be done quickly with little notice. [Read more…]