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Compare Pool Heaters to Find the Right Option for You

The pool heating system you choose can make a significant difference to the running costs of your swimming pool, especially after the first year. The table below compares solar pool heaters and heat pumps to gas and oil heating, and demonstrates the huge difference in costs over a 5-year period.

 Solar Pool HeaterElectric Heat PumpNatural Gas (or LP)Oil
Leading Brands of pool heatersHeliocolAquaCal,
Hayward, Raypak
Hayward, Pentair, Raypak, Sta-RiteThermo-Dynamics
Average Unit Cost including installation to the pool plumbing$5,000 to $9,000$3,500- $6,500$2,300- $3,700$7,500- $8,000
Energy Source Connection Costs$0$1,000-$3,000$1,000-$3,000$1,000-$3,000
Total average Upfront Installation Costs$6,800$6,000$5,000$8,500
Annual Operating Costs*$0$1,300$2,500$3,000
Five Year Total Costs$6,800$12,500$17,000$23,500
Average Life Span
Warranty12 Year Full Parts & Labor2 Year Full
5 Year Parts on Compressor
Lifetime Heat Exchanger
1 Year Limited1 Year Limited
Average Life Span25 Years7-10 Years5-8 Years5-8 Years

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