What i s the best pool heater
At a minimum you would need a 400K btu gas heater. This pool is larger than a 20 x 40' pool or 800 sq. ft. Many things dictate the size or sizing of a pool heater such as the surface area of the pool, the size of the gas line from the meter to the heater, the distance of the run from the meter to the heater, the size or capacity of the gas meter, etc. Proper sizing is a must if your heater is to run at optimum standards.
You need to check your gas lines for the size of piping under ground. The size of the heater is all personal preference really, but its up to how much gas flow you can get which will tell you if you can get the bigger, better heaters.
It depends on where the pool is located, if a blanket on the water is used at night, the months that the pool is open etc. Most of the time we like to use heat pumps over 110,000 BTU's or gas heater at 400,000 BTU's.
The best pool heater depends on what kind of heater you want for your pool. There are solar heaters, gas heaters, and pump heaters. The up and coming heaters are of the solar variety and they are currently the best out there. They are low maintenance, save you energy costs, and last for a long time.
Hi there, Both are good in their own way. The heat pump is cheaper to run than a gas heater but slower to heat water. Reliability is probably more on the side of gas pool heaters too. Generally, there is not a lot of electronics in a gas heater to go wrong. Hope this helps you out a bit! Cheers, Brian.
Try a solar pool cover. Blue or black is best.
Until the desired temp is reached, or you want to maintain the desired temp, a pool heater is going to run and consume gas.
This job is best left for a qualified pool tech who knows the codes in your state. One wrong part of the installation could get you seriously hurt.
How large of a heater do I need?The model numbers indicate the BTU H400 Is 400,000 BTU* Recommended H-Series Heaters for Swimming Pools.Heater Model Pool Surface AreaH400 1200H350 1050H300 900H250 750H200 600H150 450* Determine the pool surface area by multiplying the length of the pool in feet by the width. Use the chart above to determine the heater size for your pool.* A note about heater size: A pool heater should heat the pool, on average, one degree an hour. Once the heater is sized to the pool, stepping up one or two sizes will decrease the time to heat.With that size pool - probably close to 18 x 36' = 640sq. ft. the recommeddation would be to use the 400 btu heater. Going to the larger heater size, if everything permits ( gas line size and run length) you will actually be using less gas to heat the pool that you would if you used the 200 or 250 heaters above. The eventual payback would be realized in you overall gas bill. So , the chart above is only for reference.
There are many gas pool heaters. Most are efficient and cost less to run than electric heating.
You install it underground...