The two main choices when it comes to quick, efficient heating. Both options come with considerable price tags, and the right heater for the right application can either make or break the bank.
Gas heaters are renown for their instant heat, with most pools being warmer within hours, and spas within minutes compared to heat pumps. Gas heater also perform well in ALL environments and all temperatures (ensuring it is correctly sized!)
Heat pumps are more like the long-distance marathon runners of the heater race, they are incredibly energy efficient at maintaining a constant water temperature and can deliver savings of up to 70% versus a gas heater over the heating period.
They are very efficient as they utilize the heat from the surrounding air to heat the pool's water versus burning natural gas or LPG which adds up, quick!
Thus, meaning heat pumps work well in warmer climates but struggle in colder climates. At these lower temperatures a heat pump is likely not the best option for heating your pool as there would be no efficiency in it running for longer periods to reach that desired level.
Below we have outlined the range of heaters currently on the market with our pick at the end!