Winter is approaching, and Vancouverites are gearing up for what promises to be a season of joyous times as well as some testing times. Skiing, Christmas, Thanksgiving, building snowmen, cold nights tucked up in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate and so on are some of the activities to look forward to towards the end of every year.
But all coins have two sides. Along with the fun-filled package, the winter season also means preparing for some not-so-fun circumstances. For pool owners, in particular, the time is ripe to start preparations so as to ensure that your pool is ready to face the freezing British Columbian snow and the chilly Canadian winds.
Pools used during summers need to be well-cleansed and prepared for the cold winter season. For people who want a warm swim on a cold winter day, pool heating is an essential measure that they must practice. There are various ways of heating your pool, some safe and advisable while others, hazardous.
We, at Trasolini Pools, want to ensure that everyone in Vancouver can utilize their pools when they want and under ideal conditions. Therefore, our experts have put together a list of the best ways that you can use to heat your pools this winter.
Solar blankets are the ideal choice for heating pools for many reasons. They are unassailable as a cost cutting solution and are great eco-friendly equipment. Given how much they cost in comparison to other alternatives, solar blankets provide excellent value for money.
A significant chunk of the heat lost by swimming pools is because of evaporation. Solar blankets act as a barrier to stop swimming pool water from evaporating. They also trap heat energy absorbed from the sun’s rays.
Solar blankets are not applicable to indoor swimming pools, which is the only downside to this option.
Heat pumps use little electricity and utilize the air around it to function efficiently. They trap the heat from the atmosphere and transfers it to the pool.
For every unit that the heat pump consumes, it produces about five to six units of heat directly into the water. This functionality of air heat pumps makes it a very efficient and sustainable option.
Some variants of the heat pump take in cold water, rather than air, and generate heat out of it.
Heat pumps are also a good option for cost reduction, especially in the longer run.
Pool Heat Exchanger
A pool heat exchanger works in conjuncture with other heating sources. The heat exchanger collects the absorbed heat from a source which can be ultimately used not just to heat a pool, but for other functions too. For example, the heat absorbed by solar panels from the sun’s rays is transferred to the heat exchanger. From the heat exchanger, the heat can be divergently used for multiple reasons.
Pool heat exchangers are ideal for multi-purpose usage. They can be applied for heating pools, and when the heat is not required for the pool, one can utilize them elsewhere.
The multiple functionalities of a heat exchanger make it extremely popular, not just in Vancouver, but all over the world.
No one likes swimming in freezing water, especially during the winters. But a warm dip is something everyone craves for. With these three options, swimming in winters will always be a pleasurable experience.