ABOUTELECTRIC POOL HEATERS
There are many pool heater options, including electric, solar, gas, and propane. However, not all pool heaters are suitable for every application. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, making it challenging to choose the best one to suit your pool needs. You may be curious about how exactly our electric pool heater in Cape Coral, FL works, but before we go into the logistics, it’s essential to note that there are two types of electric pool heaters: electric heat pumps and electric resistance heaters.
Electric Resistance Heaters: Electric currents are generated from electric resistance heaters. Electric resistance heaters can quickly convert electrical energy into heat through the addition of a heating element or metal resistor that runs throughout the unit. The heat is absorbed as the water flows through the system and over the heating element, and the heated water courses back into the pool. The cycle will continue until the desired temperature has been reached.
Electric Heat Pumps: A heat pump is the other type of electric pool heater. A heat pump sources heat from the ambient air and transfers it to the water. There are coils inside the heat pump, and within those coils are liquid refrigerants. When the heat that has been pulled from the air comes in contact with the coils inside, the liquid refrigerant turns into a gas and then travels through a compressor which then moves the condenser that heats the water.
Beyond requiring electricity, electric heat pumps and electric resistance heaters don’t have very many similarities. For example, electric resistance heaters can perform sufficiently regardless of the outdoor temperature and are ideal for fast, intermittent pool heating since they source their heat from electricity. Electric heat pumps are more suited for constant heating and are much more energy-efficient than electric resistance heaters. The energy costs of an electric heat pump during warm weather can be up to 85% less than electric resistance heaters, but as soon as the outdoor ambient air temperature drops below 60℉, its efficiency decreases.