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Pool Heater in South Florida

November 9, 2020

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Pool Heater in South Florida

              A pool heater in South Florida allows you to delight in the joys of pool ownership all year long, regardless of frigid temperatures.  As winter approaches, it's time to consider a pool heater in South Florida.  We may not deal with snow in sunny South Florida and we may wear flip flops year-round.  However, our temperatures can drop low enough to make swimming in your clean and inviting, south Florida pool downright painful.  Don't watch with envy as your neighbors delight in the joys of a heated pool.  Pool Butler has your solution!  

Compare Top Pool Heaters

There are many factors to consider when deciding on a pool heater, but a Pool Butler technician can help you make decisions about which pool heater model is right for you.  We use quality products, but also offer a variety of prices.  Our team offers expert advice, installation, maintenance, and customer satisfaction.  Some of the brands that we recommend are Jandy, Hayward, and Rheem.  The link below considers factors used to determine which type of pool heater is right for you.           What is the best pool heater for you

HEAT PUMP

A pool heat pump transfers heat from the air into your pool water. They are extremely energy-efficient to operate and while they are commonly used in warmer, more humid climates, there are other factors to consider that could make them an effective heating solution in other environments and situations.

As mentioned earlier, a pool professional has the experience necessary to let you know if a heat pump makes sense for you. Typical factors they consider when assessing your situation include:

  • If you live in in an area that has no reliable access to natural gas
  • If you live in in an area that has high gas prices
  • If you live in an area that has low electricity costs
  • If you have access to solar electricity

GAS HEATER

A gas pool heater burns gas to heat water for your pool or spa, making it the ideal pool heating solution if you have low-cost access to natural gas or propane, or if you live in a location with high electricity costs.

An advantage of having a gas heater is that they heat your pool or spa faster than a heat pump. Additionally, gas pool heaters perform well in any climate.  This allows you to quickly heat your pool and spa even when it’s cold out.

Gas heaters come in different sizes for your pool, but your pool professional can help you determine which size gas pool heater is appropriate for you.

Solar Pool Heaters

Solar Pool Heater Pros

  • Great for heating a pool in warm climates
  • Both Eco-Friendly and efficient
  • Energy savings pay for the installation
  • Uses a free source of energy, and inexpensive to operate
  • Lasts about 15 to 20 years

Solar Pool Heater Cons

  • You need to receive abundant direct sunlight.  Otherwise, you’ll need a backup gas heater or heat pump
  • Costs a lot up front, and repayment can take years
  • Only works when the sun is out.  As a result, it heats the water very slowly
  • Takes up a lot of room in your backyard, which doesn’t look especially attractive
If you would like to tackle the installation yourself, you can start by watching this installation video pool heater install