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Pool and Spa Heaters & Heat Pumps

Think it's too cold to get into your pool? Think again! A Pool Heater is a great way to balance your water temperature and warm your pool. We feature quality pool heaters from Pentair Pool Products, Hayward, Sta-Rite, Aquacal, Jandy and Laars. We also carry heat pumps.

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Gas Swimming Pool Heaters

Gas-fired pool heaters are the most popular system choice among pool enthusiasts. They may use either natural gas or propane. The pump passes water through the heater when it circulates the pool's water and the gas burns in the heater's combustion chamber generating heat. Gas heaters are most efficient when used for short periods of time and ideally used for quickly heating pools. A good choice for pools that are not used regularly. A big advantage of gas heaters over heat pumps and solar pool heaters are that they can maintain desired temperature regardless of the weather or climate. Remember that proper installation and maintenance of your pool heater can optimize your heater's efficiency. It is always best to have a qualified pool professional install the heater and perform the maintenance or repair tasks. Read your heater's owner's manual for details.

Heat Pump Swimming Pool Heaters

Heat pumps use electricity to capture heat and move it from one place to another. They do not generate heat themselves. Water passes through a filter and the heat pump heater by the swimming pool pump. The heater has a fan that draws in the outside air and directs it over the evaporator coil. Liquid refrigerant within the evaporator coil absorbs the heat from the outside air and becomes a gas. The warm gas in the coil then passes through the compressor which increase the heat, creating a very hot gas that then passes through the condenser. The condenser transfers the heat from the hot gas to cooler pool water circulating through the heater. Higher efficiency heat pump pool heaters usually use scroll compressors versus the reciprocal compressors of standard units. Heat pump pool heaters work efficiently as long as the outside temperature remains above the 45 - 50 degree Fahrenheit range. The cooler the outside air the more energy it will need to maintain heat. Heat pump pool heaters generally cost more than gas pool heaters but they have much lower annual operating costs because of their high efficiencies and with proper maintenance, heat pump pool heaters may typically last longer than gas pool heaters; you'll save more money in the long run. The experts at Pool Mart will gladly help you select the right heat pump pool heater for you.