Gas pool heaters are necessities that your homes should have if you enjoy swimming all year round. Although the initial investment can be quite steep, the advantages outweigh the cost. Having gas pool heaters installed in your homes adds joy, bonding moments and fun memories in your pool area and the rest of your household.

On top of the maintenance and annual costs required to get gas pool heaters up running, your initial investment includes the actual installation of the pool heater. On average, the basic cost for installing a gas pool heater is around $500 to $1,000. However, there are different considerations on top of the installation price. Among all the types of pool heating devices, gas heaters are considered to be the most expensive to install. Gas pool heater installation cost  differs depending on your location and your preferred plumbing or gas fitting contractor.

Understanding the Cost Behind Gas Pool Heaters

Gas pool heaters use natural gas as fuel to fire up and warm the water inside your pool. In areas where natural gas is not available, liquid propane is used to power up these devices. The process involves pumping the pool into the water heated, allowing it to flow through the copper piping, heating the water in the process. The water then travels back to the pool, warmer than it initially was.

The Cost of Installing a Gas Water Heater

The size of your gas pool heater is parallel to the size of your swimming pool. Larger pools require larger gas water heaters. On average, a 32 square meter pool may cost you around $3,000 to $4,000 to install for the machine. The cost also depends on the brand of water heater. The installation cost is not that big. Typically, it will cost you around $250 as a minimum.

The Cost of Running a Gas Pool Heater

The annual cost of running a gas pool heater depends on different areas where your home is located. In NSW, the cost of gas heating a pool that measures 32 square meters is around $600 to $1,200 a month. If you are not using a pool cover, your actual cost may cost you twice.

Using propane to fuel your gas pool heaters is also expensive. It can cost you around $2,000 minimum, annually. Not having a pool cover works the same as using natural gas. Not using one to cover your pools when not in use can cost you double.

The key of decreasing your usage cost is by limiting the number of hours your gas pool heaters are open.  If not in use, it would be ideal to unplug them. Compared to other types of pool heating systems, gas pool heaters can heat your pools very fast. They can raise the water temperature of a small pool in less than a day. Turn off these devices after using. Cover your pools when not in use to maintain the heat for a longer period of time.

Running costs for gas pool heaters are relatively high and can be inefficient if not properly maintained. Gas heaters can have higher running costs, but are the most reliable type of pool heater available in the market. If you are confused with the best type of heating system for your pools at home, consulting with your local trusted plumber.