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Electric Pool Heaters: The Main Advantages

If you’re looking into heating for your home swimming pool, you’ll probably be aware that there are two main options – Electric and gas.

Otherwise known as heat pumps, electric pool heaters are an increasingly popular option within Australia because of several factors –

Energy Efficiency

Compared to their gas counterpart, electric pool heaters are typically more energy efficient and affordable to run.

Electric heaters operate in a similar fashion to residential refrigerators and air conditioning systems, in that they draw heat from the atmosphere. In fact, the AstralPool range of electric heat pumps generate up to 13kW of energy for each kW of electricity consumed! Furthermore, when paired with home solar panels, this energy consumption can be even more attractive.

It’s important to note that they will continue to extract heat from the atmosphere in cold weather as low as 7°C and/or low levels of sunlight, however operating costs will be higher during these periods.

For this reason, electric pool heaters are ideal for warmer climates and/or use in warmer months of the year. For those wanting to use their pool all-year-round in colder climates, an electric heater may not be your best option.

Electric Pool Heaters

Eco Friendly

Gas pool heaters burn fuel in order to heat your swimming pool. This process creates CO2 emissions / greenhouses gases which are harmful to the environment.

On the other hand, electric heat pumps draw most of their energy from the atmosphere which creates a far more eco friendly option.

Therefore, for those looking to do their part to help the environment, an electric pool heater will be your best option.

Durability / Reliability

Heat pumps are also typically more reliable than gas and solar pool heaters. Solar heating is very dependent on levels of sunlight and gas heaters can sometimes be affected by extreme temperatures.

They are also generally more durable with the standard life of an electric heater at 15 to 20 years when manufactured with high quality components. By comparison, gas or solar heaters last an average of 10 to 15 years.

Easy Operation & Wifi Control

Although all electric pool heaters should be installed by a qualified technician, most reputable brands are relatively simple to operate.

Several electric pool heaters on the market, particularly those from AstralPools, come with an optional Wifi module. This allows you too easily control the temperature of your swimming pool using an app on your smartphone, whether you are home or on the road.

Pool Heater Wifi Control

AstralPool Electric Pool Heaters

AstralPools manufacture high quality gas and electric pool heating solutions, along with just about any other pool equipment you may require.

With over 40 years of experience, AstralPool are an Australian owned and operated company providing pool equipment that is built to withstand the harsh Australian climate.

Their range of residential and commercial pool heaters use innovative technology and are suited to just about any type or size of swimming pool.

Pool & Spa Heaters Perth

As an official partner of AstralPools, Pool & Spa Heaters Perth can supply, install and repair AstralPool heaters, along with most other industry leading brands.

Our customer centric approach and extensive experience have positioned us as the number one supplier of pool heating solutions within Perth. Contact us today to learn more.


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