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Eco-Friendly Ways to Heat Your Pool

Posted by Johnny Davis on 04/23/2009 05:52 PM

Conventional gas pool heaters are a great way to keep a pool nice and warm, but they also tend to require a large amount of natural resources to run. If you're looking for a more eco-friendly alternative to gas pool heaters, the options below are a great place to get started.

  • Solar Blankets - Solar covers are inexpensive and very efficiency. Solar blankets can raise temperature of your pool water by up to 10 F (6 C). For best result always use a solar cover or liquid solar blankets with any type of heater to reduce heat loss and save money on fuel and electricity cost.
  • Solar Pills or Liquid Solar Blankets - A great alternative to solar covers for people who want to reduce heat and chemical loss by preventing water evaporation in their pool without the need to put a cover on and take it off before and after use of there pool. Liquid solar blankets work by creating a thin layer of biodegradable alcohol on the top of your pool water, which helps prevent evaporation of warm water (which can lead to heat loss).
  • Solar Heating Systems - These heating systems use solar panels and the sun's rays as an affordable way to heat your pool. Not only will you save money on fuel and electricity bills but with solar heating systems you can raise the temperature of your pool water by up to 10 F (6 C) or more.
  • Heat Pumps - More energy-efficiency than standard gas heaters. Heat Pumps use the ambient air temperature to warm your pool water and can save you up to 80% on your heating costs over standard gas heaters.

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