May 24, 2017

Heating Your Pool without Breaking the Bank

Around here, all it takes is the sun shining and a mere mention of 70 degrees. Suddenly everyone is in the mood for a backyard barbecue and a dip in the nearest watering hole. But if you have a pool, the sunny disposition is often followed by a dark cloud of dollar signs. “When the kids start begging me to turn on the pool heater, I might as well start tearing up one hundred dollar bills.” Said one local pool owner on a mildly warm day in April.

Although we have a relatively short summer, most people like to stretch it out as long as possible. That usually means heating your pool when it’s really not that warm outside. This can be very expensive, and puts a damper on that feeling of excitement that summer is coming. But, the good news is, you have options.

Propane – a great option for heating pools

Propane is one of the most versatile fuels, and can be used for all your outdoor living spaces, including your pool or spa. Heating a pool with propane is an efficient, reliable, and more affordable than many other options. Natural gas is a very common choice in the northwest and very similar in performance to propane. But since natural gas is more expensive than propane, it can seem like you’re just drowning your cash in the pool. Additionally, if you don’t already have a gas line to your pool, installing that will be quite an added expense. Installing a propane tank and pool heater will not only save money in the short term, but in the long term with fuel costs as well.

We can help!

If you’re thinking about installing a propane pool heater, (or a propane fire pit, outdoor kitchen or a patio heater), let us know. We can help you choose the correct size tank for all your needs, and can get you all set up within a week or two.