So, you've splurged on a stunning swimming pool that you can't wait to dive into, right? But why limit your pool time to just the summer months when you can enjoy it all year round? We feel you, and we've got you covered!
The fact is, the perfect pool temperature is between 25 to 26°C, but let's be real, without extra heating, it usually drops to a chilly 18 to 20°C.
Plus, even if your pool soaks up the sun during the day, the temperature still drops at night, leaving you with a nippy pool come morning.
But hey, don't let the cold get you down! At AstralPool, we've got a range of affordable pool heating options that'll help you enjoy your pool whenever you want.
So, you're in the market for a pool heater and wondering whether a gas heater or heat pump is the way to go. Well, let's break it down for you.
If you're looking for a heating option that'll get your pool up to a comfortable temperature in record time, gas heaters are the way to go. They come in larger sizes and have lightning-fast heating times, so you can go from shivering on Friday morning to splashing around by Saturday afternoon. With heating outputs ranging from 14kW to a whopping 100kW, you'll have no problem keeping your pool toasty warm.
On the other hand, we have heat pumps. While they're efficient and eco-friendly, their heating capacity is slightly more limited. See, there's only so much electricity your home can handle, which means residential heat pumps usually range between 7kW to 25kW. To give you an idea, your trusty electric kettle is probably only around 2kW, so a 7kW heat pump doesn't do much for your pool. But hey, if you're looking for an eco-conscious option that'll keep your pool comfortable over a longer period, heat pumps are definitely worth considering!
Another thing that needs to consider is energy prices, as energy prices have changed dramatically in the past decade. While heat pumps may seem like the more cost-effective option, there are a few things to keep in mind.
A heat pump will generate much heat for your pool with relatively little electricity, but it's vital to understand that it takes time to heat up a whole pool. While your heat pump is operating every day to get your pool up to the right temperature, you might spend more money in the long run.
On the other hand, a gas heater can heat your pool up between 4 hours and 24 hours, depending on the pool size, making it perfect for those impromptu pool parties or last-minute dips. Plus, once your pool is warm and toasty, you can turn off the gas heater until you need it again, saving you money on your energy bills.
So, if you're looking for a quick and easy heating option that won't break the bank, a gas heater might be the way to go. Just remember to turn it off when you're not using it!
A gas pool heater is a cost-effective way to heat your pool and provides on-demand heating, so you'll always be ready to dive in, no matter what Mother Nature throws your way.
Now, before you go running out to buy a gas heater, there are a few factors to consider.
If you're looking for a heating option that's energy-efficient, eco-friendly and doesn't require a natural gas connection, then a heat pump is the perfect solution! Like a reverse-cycle air conditioner, a heat pump extracts heat from the air and transfers it to your pool water through a series of processes.
When choosing the right heat pump, there are a few factors to consider.
*Heat pumps are ideal for warmer, tropical climates.
Use our heat pump calculator to figure out your requirements and costs. Your wallet (and the planet) will thank you!
Are you dreaming of soaking up some rays while swimming in your cozy and warm pool? Well, look no further than a solar heating system! By harnessing the power of the sun, you can extend your swimming season and enjoy your pool all year long.
Now, before you jump on the solar bandwagon, there are a few things to consider.
But wait, there's more! When you combine your solar heating system with a gas booster, you get the most efficient temperature control, no matter what the weather decides to do. Plus, solar pool heaters are one of the most economical and eco-friendly options out there.
You're in luck if you live in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, or Perth! Natural gas is readily available, and a gas heater is often the most cost-effective choice. Plus, with the convenience of "on-demand" heating, you can enjoy a warm swim any time of day or night.
But if you live north of Sydney, Brisbane or most of Queensland and the Northern Territory, you may not need as much heating power. In these areas, a heat pump can be the perfect solution. With a small heat pump like the BPA 400 or BPA 600, you can quickly and efficiently take the chill off the water and turn your pool into a warm oasis for the kids to enjoy during the school holidays.
So, whether you're in a gas-friendly area or a heat pump haven, there's a pool heating option that's right for you. Just be sure to factor in energy prices and your unique heating needs when making your decision.