Pool Heaters and Plumbers
Hello Ottawa! Mother Nature has been awfully kind to us here in our Nation’s Capital over the 2020 winter season. Many homeowners are already dreaming about getting their pools up and running. Anyone who owns a pool knows there are many factors to consider to keep it running at optimal levels. A pool heater is one of those factors. Many pool heaters are gas operated. John THE Plumber carries a gas license along with a team of professional technicians. We thought we’d share some knowledge with you about gas pool heaters in case you are thinking of having one installed with your new pool.
Pool Heater Installation
Optimally, pool heater installations are most easily installed at the same time of the pool construction. This is something you should work into your pool design plan with your sales rep, regardless of which heating option you decide to go with. Prior to installation you will need a concrete pad poured for the heater to be placed on. Gas Heaters range in price depending on their size and their brand.
If you are looking to have your pool heat up quickly, gas heaters will heat your pool up the fastest. They are also known as the most reliable when it comes to quickly heating up hot tubs/spas as well. Gas heaters do not depend on the temperature outside or how much sun exposure it receives – this is a great thing in Ottawa where these factors matter over the winter months!
Hire a Professional
Gas pool heaters need to be installed by a professional technician. Within the construction of a pool there is a mix of gas plumbing, PVC plumbing, and electrical wiring. This makes for a very dangerous situation should the entire assembly not be done properly. Installation of gas heating requires running a gas line. HVAC venting is often required as a carbon monoxide safety measure. We want you to be safe so we hope we have emphasized the importance of seeking professional technicians to install your gas heater.
A Handy Tip
Beyond the gas heater, we want to give you another tip: a solar blanket is necessary when you use any kind of a pool heater. To forego a solar blanket is like throwing money out the window and not receiving the comfort you are seeking at the same time. The surface area of your pool is where the heat loss is going to happen. A solar blanket will help insulate and conserve your heat. Going without will cause you heater to run harder and cost you more money than it should.
If you are looking to have a gas heater installed ( or REPLACED, we almost forgot to tell you we can do that as well! ), give our Ottawa plumbers a call today! We’ll send one of our licensed technicians over to you right away. We can discuss your needs and get the work done for you safely and efficiently. If you happen to require someone to install your gas BBQ we can do that too! Check out our blog “Barbecue Season: John THE Plumber Can Help” for further information!