Heat Your Pool The Best Way

If you are in the market for a pool heater, you may be overwhelmed by the number of options. There are many manufacturers that offer pool heaters, and those may come in a variety of versions. Pinch A Penny is here to help you find the best option for your pool. First, let's look at what a pool heater does.

A pool heater can help keep your pool water temperature swimmable any time of day or year, letting you enjoy your pool for longer. Most people prefer the water to be between 78-86 degrees F. In any climate, pool temperatures can vary based on a variety of factors, including rainfall, the size of the pool and the amount of sunlight a pool receives. Regardless of where you live, a heater can extend your pool season despite how the outside air temperature feels. There are three main types of pool heaters: electric heat pumps, solar and gas/propane. 

The Sunblazer line of heaters are quality heat pumps designed to fit any budget. They offer:

• Optimum heat output in small footprint

• Large surface and corrosion resistant evaporator

• Vinyl coated fan grill

• Microprocessor controlled automatic defrost allows operation down to the mid to lower 40s 

How do heat pumps work?

Heat pumps use the outside air to heat the water. Warm air is drawn over the evaporator coil by the fan. The water runs through the heat exchanger and comes back into your pool through your inlet. A heat pump uses ambient air to heat the water slowly. They are not recommended for hot tubs or spas.

What are the advantages?

Heat pumps are much more economical than gas heaters if they remain at a moderate temperature. They help to maintain a consistent temperature. As long as the temperature remains modest, a heat pump will be much cheaper to run. A heat pump is also compact and will take up a relatively small footprint on your swimming pool’s existing concrete pad. Both the Sunlazer and Sunblazer Ultra are 34” x 34” x 39”. Heat pumps have a longer lifespan than gas heaters and require less maintenance, which helps to offset the cost in the long-run.

What's the difference between the Sunblazer and the Sunblazer Ultra?

The Sublazer Ultra offers a few distinct advantages to the Sunblazer. The first is the ability to cool your pool as well as heat it. In the middle of summer, especially with minimal rainfall, your pool temperature can rise to uncomfortable levels. A pool chiller (sometimes called a pool cooler) helps to keep the temperature down so it is actually refreshing to jump in on a hot day!

The second advantage is the ability to connect the Sunblazer Ultra to a PoolSync controller.  This allows you to control your heat pump right through your phone and get advanced functionality! The Sunblazer Ultra will also continue to heat your pool at freezing temperatures to minimize heat loss, giving you peace of mind on those extra-cold days.

sunblazer ultra pool heater

For more information on Sunblazer heaters, click here. No matter which Sunblazer model you choose, A Pinch A Penny expert can help you determine the best heater for your pool size and usage. You can't go wrong with these quality heat pumps!

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