BTU Size The BTU size of the heater is a very important factor for heating your swimming pool. The BTU size of the Pool Heater is matched with the surface of your area (Length x width) Use the chart below to help estimate the size of your pool heater. However, if you use a higher BTU size (200,000 -400,000 BTU) you will heat up your pool much faster.
Natural Gas versus Propane The type of gas used in pool heaters is very important and needs to be determined before pool heaters are purchased. The type of gas used should be determined depending on which area of the country you are located. Consult your gas company to find out which is most efficient for the pool heaters you are interested in.
Solar Covers It is highly recommended that you get a solar cover if you purchasing any of our pool heaters. Your swimming pool will heat up that much faster and will also save you money in the long run. If you do not use a solar cover with your pool heaters heat will just escape from your swimming pool.
Electronic versus Millivolt Ignition Pool Heaters sometimes have the option of having an electronic or a millivolt ignition. The difference between the two is the pilot light used to heat the swimming pool. The millivolt ignition pool heater use a constant pilot light. The good thing about millivolt ignition is that no electrical work is needed. The bad thing is if there is a high wind situation the pilot light will blow out and needs to be relit manually.
The more modern way for pool heater is the electronic ignition. These type of pool heaters need electrical hook up. The ignition turns on and off the pilot light only when it is needed. It is a more efficient way of heating your pool and is worth the extra money.
Dual versus Single Thermostat Pool Heaters Some swimming pool heaters give the option of having a single or dual thermostat. This allows you to heat two bodies of water. So if you have a spa you can use one thermostat to heat your swimming pool and the other to heat your spa. These pool heaters are very popular.
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