Spa Heaters and Their Benefits
Outdoor pools and spas need a heater. This is a must to regulate the temperature of water.
Selecting spa heater is a tough task, but if you know some basics, you can find suitable spa
heaters without much difficulty.
Choosing between a gas powered or electric heater is a must as each has its features and benefits.
The choice is a matter of individual preference. However, either type of heaters generates
adequate heat (10000 BTUs) for an outdoor pool or spa.
The installation of gas heaters is slightly challenging to electric heaters. It is easy to install
electric heaters like merely plugging into a 120 v outlet, while gas heaters are challenging as they
need to be connected to the gas lines and so it is a must to have hard wiring.
Benefits of Spa Heater
Minimal running cost
Complete warranty and backup of parts
Warranty terms on Spa Heater
2 years on heat exchanger and compressor
12 months on spa heater parts
15 years on corrosion
The widespread method to heat spas is using electrical heaters. They are easy to install and does
not involve any high priced gasoline lines or permits to be obtained. Adding to this they are
compact and protected. Pool spa heaters are made in stainless steel casing.
Spa pools have heating system installed as they offer a soothing and relaxing experience making
it ideal to unwind after a long tiring day. This is also ideal for a cold weather. The range of heat
for a pool is 97 to 102 degrees. The spas are usually smaller to a pool and so the need for a
heating system is also lesser to a swimming pool.
There are pool spa heaters available in four types and the popular types are the gas heaters using
natural gas or propane gas to heat spa pools. Manufacturers of pool heaters such as the Raypak,
Hayward can also be used. The gas heater is channeled using a heat exchanger and it is then
diverted to the pool back. Oil fired heater uses diesel as energy source. The installation and the
running costs are expensive.
The electric heaters are considered to be appropriate as they heat water slowly and is
recommended as it saves on heating costs. They are identical to gas heaters. They minimize the
costs and are environmentally friendly.