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Installing a Pool Heater or Heat Pump in Dallas

Now that Labor Day is over, many people feel that this past weekend was the official last weekend of summer. With that type of mindset, It usually also signifies the end of swim season. Depending on where you are, fall can be an exciting time for football season, cooler temps, holidays and so much more but if you’re a fan of summer and your swimming pool those days are pretty much numbered as soon as the average temperatures start dropping into the 60’s at night. This is because it doesn’t take that much to make a drastic change in how cool the water is to your comfort level. So with the upcoming fall season why not find ways to extend your swim season so you can still enjoy swimming laps and having friends and family over?

The easiest way you can extend your swim season is by installing a pool/spa heater or pool/spa heat pump. There are some major differences between each, which we will discuss with you in this blog post. When it comes to pool heaters, they are the most popular option when it comes to heating your pool. They typically use natural gas or propane that heats the water that returns to the pool. The upfront cost is normally less but they will require the cost of propane or natural gas, which varies depending on where in the country to you live. But trust us when we say, it is definitely worth it to gain another month or two!

Pool/Spa Heater Pros and Cons


  • Typically a lower upfront cost
  • Heats the water rapidly
  • Can work in any water temperature


  • The most expensive to run

Whereas with pool heat pumps, they deliver maximum energy efficiency and reliability. Heat pumps absorb free heat from the air and transfer it to the water, making the heating process ecological and cost-effective. Heat pumps are extremely popular with pool owners. This process doesn’t require natural gas or propane which will lower your run cost drastically.

Pool/Spa Heat Pump Pros and Cons


  • Pretty inexpensive to run
  • Energy-efficient of all the heaters


  • The price is higher than a standard heater

If you don’t want to install a heater or heat pump, the other option could be a solar pool cover. This will be the most inexpensive of all options. However, they must be used while the air temperature is still warm because they can keep the water warm longer but they will not raise the temperature. So, if the water is already cold and the temperatures are too, this will not be an option for you until next year. During the day when the sun is hot and the air is warm, this allows the pool water to get warmer. But, at night when the temperatures drop, so does the heat of the water. By having a solar pool cover this stops the heat from escaping your pool.

Any of these options can help prolong your swim season but it is ultimately up to you to look at costs associated with each. If you end up choosing a heater or heat pump we highly recommend going with Jandy Pro Series for reliability, price point, great customer service, and warranty. As a Service Provider and Warranty Specialist of Jandy, we feel they are your best option. If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!!