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Can You Add a Heater to an Existing Pool?

Dec 01, 2023
With the warm, sunny weather we enjoy throughout a good portion of the year here in Florida, a swimming pool is a common sight in many backyards. However, in the cooler months, the temperature of pool water drops, and it can become too cold to enjoy your pool. To solve this issue and allow you to enjoy your swimming pool year-round, no matter the temperature, a pool heater can be included in your pool design. But what if you already have a swimming pool installed? Can swimming pool heaters be added after the fact? Here’s what you need to know if you want to add a heater to an existing pool.

What To Consider When Adding a Heater to an Existing Pool

In short, converting a regular swimming pool to a heated pool is absolutely possible. Whether you have an in-ground pool or an above-ground pool, you can add swimming pool heaters that will help keep the water warm so that you can enjoy it year-round. However, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind to ensure you choose the pool heater that’s right for your needs. These considerations include:
  • Type of pool heater – There are electric heat pumps, solar-powered heaters, and natural gas or propane swimming pool heaters. The right type of pool heater for your needs will depend on your specific preferences and the fuel options available at your home.
  • Pool heater cost – In addition to the cost of the pool heater itself, you’ll want to keep in mind how much it will cost to keep your pool heater running. For instance, a heat pump is an energy-efficient option but is not particularly effective in cold temperatures.
  • Size of pool heater – You’ll want to ensure the pool heaters you choose can heat the entire pool adequately. This will depend on the size and volume of your swimming pool.

Installation of Your Pool Heater

In addition to choosing a pool heater for your pool, the installation is another critical consideration. While handy homeowners may be able to buy and install a pool heater themselves, this is often a task best left to the professionals. Adding a heater to an existing pool involves plumbing, electrical, and more, making it a complicated process. Most homeowners will find that turning to the experts is a better option. At Florida Energy Water & Air, we offer professional pool heater installation. We can also help ensure you choose the type of pool heaters most appropriate for your needs and pool usage.

Learn More About Adding Pool Heaters to Your Pool

If you have additional questions about converting a regular swimming pool to a heated pool or would like to turn to the professionals for your pool heater installation needs, contact Florida Energy Water & Air today. We would be happy to provide you with the pool heater and installation services to help you enjoy your Florida pool year-round.
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