With cool nights, average pool water temperatures are dropping, but for those who heat their pools this time of year, comfortable swimming will take place for a couple of more months.
After a very hot summer, the weather has been much cooler as of late. We have had some warm days followed by cool days and even cooler nights, which has resulted in lower pool water temperatures. With these cool nights, average pool water temperatures in the Denton area are dropping. We are seeing water temperatures in the mid 70’s right now, down from the low-to-mid 90’s that we experienced in late August.
According to the National Oceanographic Data Center, 70-78 degrees is where most people feel most comfortable swimming. I am not sure who “most people” are, but from what I have observed, 70-78 degrees is a bit cold for most of us north Texans. Most of us seem to prefer between 80-84 degrees, but it really depends on the individual and what type of swimming is being done.
For those who do not heat their pool, the swim season will be ending soon, if it hasn’t already. But for those who heat their pools this time of year, comfortable swimming will take place for a couple of more months. Pool heaters, in the north Texas area, can stretch the swim season from 5-6 months per year to 9-10 months per year. Due to this fact, now would be an excellent time to consider having a swimming pool heater installed. Having a heater on your pool can assure that you are able to swim from February/March thru November/December.
In the north Texas area, the predominant type of pool heaters use one of two fuels—natural gas or propane, depending on what is available at your residence. The basic principle of the pool heater is simple. A gas burner tray creates heat. The heat rises through the cabinet of the heater, raising the temperature of the water that is passing through the coils.
Vast improvements have been made to swimming pool heaters over the past several years, which allow them to be more efficient, cost-effective, and reliable. Another reason that contributes to an increase in pool heater sales is the fact that homeowners do not want to spend a significant amount of money on a swimming pool and only be able to use it for six months out of the year.
Cost of a pool heater installed is typically $4,000-$6,000.
- The $4,000 cost is the approximate cost to replace an existing heater.
- The $6,000 cost is the approximate cost to install a heater on a pool that doesn’t currently have one—the increased cost is for the gas line, equipment pad, plumbing, etc.
If you would like a free estimate on a pool heater, give us a call at (940)384-7665.