Amid the many benefits of having your own swimming pool in your backyard, there is one major drawback: Summer doesn’t last forever. We can’t change that, I’m afraid, but we can highly recommend a single purchase that will potentially allow you to keep your pool open year round! (At the least, it will help you to be able to extend your swimming season.) And yes, it is affordable — much more so than a pool house could ever be. What is this magical purchase, you ask? A heat pump.
If you live on the West Coast or in the Southern part of the U.S., a heat pump can realistically offer enough temperature control to allow you to be able to swim comfortably throughout the entire year. For those who live in cooler areas of the country, this single purchase could still realistically allow you to extend what may be typically only a 3-month swim season into an extra full 6 months, making it a 9-month swimming season, instead. Imagine being able to enjoy the many social, physical, and emotional benefits of your swimming pool for that much more of the year! It would definitely make your initial investment much more worthwhile than it already is.
Did you know that while swimming in any body of water offers some benefits, there are unique anti-inflammatory benefits that come with an hour-long soak in warm water? While you may be thinking of a soak in a bathtub or jacuzzi, you can experience those same therapeutic benefits to muscles and bones in your very own heated pool! With a heat pump, you can set the temperature, hop in, and enjoy! By heating your pool, you can literally double the health benefits of having a swimming pool.
Alternatively, you can cool off on a hot day, even if the sun has warmed your pool water to a temperature that’s beyond refreshing. If you were using a solar or gas-powered heater, this potential would not exist, but with certain heat pumps, you may be able to actually choose to either warm or even cool the pool water, setting the pump to virtually any temperature. Of course, you’re not stuck with a single setting, either; heat pumps make it easy to re-adjust the temperature.
While various types of pool heaters essentially provide the same basic function of heating pool water, it’s important to know what sets a heat pump apart. In essence, it provides on-demand heat that isn’t dependent on the outdoor temperature or the sun’s visibility. A heat pump also offers a much faster solution as well as consistency, compared to solar or electric heaters. Gas heaters will undoubtedly be able to heat your pool faster than a heat pump; however, they will do so at approximately 3 times the cost. Gas heaters also produce CO2 emissions, which are harmful to the environment. So if you’re looking for a heating method that’s best all-around — most environmentally friendly, cost-effective, on-demand — heat pumps are definitely your best bet.
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