Deciding which type of pool heater to buy is not easy because there are many alternatives to choose from. To complicate matters further, different heaters correspond to different pool sizes and different usage levels and even season of use.
All commercially available pool heaters for domestic (indoor or outdoor) use fall into one of the following categories:
- Gas and propane combustion heaters
- Condensing heaters and heat pumps
- Oil-fired stove
- Heat exchanger
- Electric heater
The entire above offer different heating and economic benefits which will vary depending on the size of the pool, average use, regional climate and whether the pool is located outdoors or indoors. You can also buy Heat Pumps via Majestic Pools.
Pool heaters powered by solar energy, heat exchangers or heat pumps can be very cost-effective when used in conjunction with small to medium-sized pools. However, these types of heaters cannot handle the large volume (or flow) of water and they are further limited by the increased level of heat they can provide.
They are ideal when water is maintained at a constant temperature for regular use and in an environment where the ambient temperature is always moderate (not cold).
When it comes to raw energy and healing power, boilers, stoves or condensing boilers will offer the most versatile method for increasing the temperature of pond water.
These heaters can handle high flow rates and they can also raise the temperature of water from very cold to very warm in a relatively short period of time.