With fall right around the corner, now is the time to implement measures for keeping your water warm enough to swim.

By investing in a pool heater and cover combination, you can increase your water temperature up to 30 degrees, giving you weeks even months longer to swim!

If you dont have a heater, or if your heater is an older model, we cannot stress enough how much a high-efficiency model will impact your water temperature without heating bills breaking the bank.

And remember, covering your pool at night is critical for trapping this heat. Without a cover, you can lose four to five degrees overnight, and a cover can reduce that loss by more than half.

There are several types of heaters to consider, including gas, propane and electric. Weve shared some information below from our friends at about the various heater options that are viable for our local climate. We encourage you to come talk to our experts to help select the best heater for your pool and budget.


Gas swimming pool heaters work fast, they're small and are relatively inexpensive to purchase. All in all, theyre a great combination of price and performance for any swimming pool owner.

Natural gas pool heaters typically connect to your existing natural gas line. You can also opt for a propane heater, which doesn't need to be connected to your gas line. The only real drawback with gas or propane heaters is that, compared to other types of pool heaters, they have a shorter lifespan. Gas and propane can also get pricey, compared to electric.


These heaters rely on a metal heating element (kind of like the coil on an electric stove), which heats up the surrounding water. The warm water flows through your pools filtration system, mixing with the cooler water until the desired temperature is reached.

Electric swimming pool heaters are a popular choice, and with good reason: Theyre inexpensive to purchase and easy to install. Whats more, theyre super-versatile; an electric swimming pool heater will work with any type of pool.

Of course, there are a few downsides to going electric. This type of heater can take a while to warm your swimming pool water, especially compared to a natural gas heater or a heat pump. This means you either have to keep your electric heater running all the time (which can drive energy costs up) or you have to say goodbye to spontaneous dips during cooler months.

Stop in today to talk with our experts about the best option for your pool and budget.