Contrary to popular belief, heating a swimming pool is far from being a luxury. This extends the swimming season, and it’s also possible to heat your pool at lower cost. Aboral explains in the next section.

The different types of pool heating systems

There are several more or less economical ways to heat your pool.

Isothermal bubble sheeting

This is the most common solution for heating a swimming pool, as well as being the cheapest and easiest to install and operate. It works by capturing the sun’s heat during the day and storing it overnight.

Solar heating

Solar heating uses solar energy to heat water using solar panels. So it’s totally free to use. But even though it’s economical and environmentally friendly, it can be expensive to install.

The heat pump

To heat a swimming pool, it recovers heat from the ambient air before transferring it to the pool water. It may seem expensive to buy, but it’s economical to use.
The electric heater
An electric heater heats your pool water via a resistor. Although easy to install, this heating system consumes a lot of energy when used on its own.

The heat exchanger

The heat exchanger lets you heat a swimming pool quickly, using your home’s heat pump or boiler. It’s economical and easy to install.

Which one to choose, depending on the type of pool?

Isothermal covers are indispensable for outdoor pools. Electric heaters are ideal for small basins or as auxiliary heating. The heat exchanger is perfect for heating a swimming pool if you already have a boiler.
Solar heating is the best choice if you live in a region with a lot of sunshine. Heat pumps can be used for all types of pool. Read our article on how to choose the right heat pump to heat a swimming pool here.

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