How do I get my pool heater ready for winter?

Don’t let the cooler months put a freeze on your swimming fun! Extend your swimming season even during winter by making sure your heater or heat pump is in perfect condition:

  • Ensure Proper Ventilation: Make sure the area around your heat pump is clear of debris to prevent the build-up of condensation and to maximize efficiency.
  • Use a Pool Cover: Adding a pool cover can significantly increase the efficiency of the heat pump by trapping heat and keeping the water warm. 
  • Add a pool cover roller: We know how annoying it is to roll and unroll a pool cover, but with a roller, it becomes a breeze!
  • Regular Maintenance: Keep the heat pump clean from debris and check for any necessary repairs before the winter season starts.
  • Optimal Positioning: If possible, position the heat pump so that it receives sunlight for most of the day, which can help with its efficiency. (Don’t worry, heat pumps are built to survive direct sunlight)
  • Monitor Temperature Settings: Adjust the temperature settings according to the outside temperature to maintain a comfortable water temperature without overworking the unit.
  • Inspect for Damage: Regularly inspect the unit for signs of wear or damage, especially after storms or severe weather conditions.

Remember, with a little planning and the right equipment, you can enjoy your pool year-round. Dive in and embrace the winter swim!

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Don't have a heat pump yet?

 Extend your swimming season even during winter with these simple options.

Your Pool Heating Options:

  • Liquid Blankets: - The most affordable option, a liquid blanket chemical  helps combat water loss and heat loss over winter. No complicated installations, just pour and enjoy an increase of up to 5C in your pool by keeping heat from escaping.
  • Solar Blankets/Pool Covers: Invest in a solar pool cover. It captures sunlight during the day and keeps the water warm at night. Enjoy “free” pool heating of up to 6C per day! And as an added bonus, it keeps debris, bugs, and other contaminants out of your pool! 
  • Pool Heat Pumps: Our favorite option, not only do they do an amazing job keeping your pool at the warm and toasty during winter, but it aso has a chiller option that can bring down the temps to a comfortable level during summer!

Remember, with a little planning and the right equipment, you can enjoy your pool year-round. Dive in and embrace the winter swim!

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