Can you add a heater to a liner pool?

Author: Ms. Gladyce Hudson  |  Last update: Thursday, June 16, 2022

Yes, you can add a pool heater to an existing pool. It is not uncommon for homeowners to have the desire to heat their backyard pools later in life. You can choose from gas/propane, solar or electric heat pumps that are suitable for heating your current pool.

Can liner pools be heated?

Liners allow the heat to escape into the ground more easily than fiberglass. You are paying to heat the ground not the pool. That is why so many people say heating a pool is so expensive.

Can you heat an inground pool with a liner?

Yes. Solar pool heaters, electric heat pumps, and gas heaters should all work just fine with vinyl liner, fiberglass, and concrete swimming pools.

How hard is it to add a pool heater to an existing pool?

The general installation can take a couple days. A pool heater is an electric heater with a solar blanket that is designed to work as a heat pump to keep your swimming pool in the 80 degrees. You can also use a solar blanket to keep the pool warmer than 80 degrees. You can get an electric heater with a heat pump on it.

How much does it cost to add a heater to a pool?

While adding a pool heater requires an upfront investment, it helps you maximize your investment by being able to use your pool for much more of the year. Between setup and operating costs, a pool heater costs between $300 and $5,000, with the average cost around $2,000.


What is the cheapest way to heat a pool?

Here are the seven cheapest ways to heat your pool this off-season.
  1. Use a Solar Cover. ...
  2. Invest in Solar Sun Rings. ...
  3. Try Out a Liquid Solar Pool Cover. ...
  4. Build a Windproof Pool Enclosure. ...
  5. Use the Black Hose Trick. ...
  6. Snag a Pool Heat Pump. ...
  7. Combine a Solar Cover and Pool Heat Pump.

Is a pool heater worth it?

If you want to get as much time as possible out of your pool, however, a heater is a good investment. With a pool heater, you can easily be swimming May through mid-October, giving you a good five months of use out of your pool. That's literally double the amount of time you'd get without one.

Can you add heater to above ground pool?

A pool water heater is a permanently installed and effective heater that can work with some types of above ground pools. It is the most expensive option but can easily raise water temperature by 30 degrees or more.

Can you add heat pump to existing pool?

The heat pump can be installed alongside any existing heater that you have (eg gas heater). This allows you to use the gas heater as well as the heat pump if required either to rapidly heat up the pool or if the air temperature is too cold to run the heat pump efficiently eg at the and of the swimming season.

What size pool heater do I need for a 15000 gallon pool?

Pools up to 15,000 gallons should look at the Pentair 125K BTU or higher, and 20,000 gallon above ground pools should look at the Raypak 150K BTU.

Will black garbage bags heat my pool?

You know those black trash bags? They can hold heat too. Fix one up to a hula hoop and if you want, cut one side of a pool noodle to add buoyancy and you've got yourself a super cheap pool heater.

Will black plastic heat my pool?

Yes, as black color is a great absorber of heat. You can use black PVC pipes, black plastic garbage bags, and even duct tape to heat your pool. But the preferred method would be to place large black plastic sheets on your pool. They will absorb the heat and you will get the warm water.

How long do inground vinyl pool liners last?

The typical lifespan of a vinyl liner is anywhere from 15-20 years and where your liner falls in that range depends, most crucially, upon your proper maintenance of the pool's chemistry.

Can you heat an outdoor pool?

You can reduce the cost of heating your swimming pool by installing a high-efficiency or solar heater, using a pool cover, managing the water temperature, and using a smaller pump less often.

Can you convert a liner pool to Gunite?

It is very easy to change your existing pool into a Concrete/Gunite Pool. With this option you can shallow or deepen the pool. From there you can retain the shape that you currently have using the existing walls to shoot up against.

How far can a pool heater be from the pool?

Keeping your distance

The rear and nonplumbed sides of the heater need at least 6 inches of clearance. The water-connection side should have a minimum of 12 inches of clearance — 18 inches is recommended.

How can I heat my pool for free?

How to heat a swimming pool for free?
  1. Using a black hose to keep your pool warm. ...
  2. Solar Cover. ...
  3. Heating your pool with solar panels. ...
  4. The benefits of solar panels as pool water heaters. ...
  5. Using dome – shaped connectors to heat your pool. ...
  6. Solar ring heaters for pools. ...
  7. Heat pool water with a floating blanket.

How can I heat my above ground pool fast?

Use a gas heater

Gas pool heaters offer the fastest heating of all the options in this post. And that makes sense because just like a grill or oven, a gas heater creates heat by burning gas. But at the same time, they also have the highest monthly operating cost of all pool heating options.

What is the best way to heat an above ground pool?

Heat Pumps

Using a heat pump to heat your above ground pool is our recommended method. Using a heat pump to heat your pool will give you the lowest running cost.

When should I start heating my pool?

Water Temperature

Using the heater only when the water dips below a certain point keeps the energy consumption down. For the average person, a pool that is 78 degrees or higher is comfortable. If you are trying to save money or energy, run your heater only when the pool water temperature dips below 78.

Do solar rings work to heat pool?

Conclusion. Solar rings not only keep your pool water warm but also reduce the amount of dirt and debris that might end up in your pool. With solar rings, you won't have to worry about any chemicals or electricity to maintain the temperature of your pool.

How can I keep my pool warm at night?

5 Ways to Keep the Heat in the Swimming Pool
  1. Use Liquid Solar Blanket: Liquid Solar Blanket, or HeatSaver, was invented by a Canadian company, Flexible Solutions, in the mid-'90s. ...
  2. Use a Solar Blanket: ...
  3. Use Solar Sun Rings: ...
  4. Install Wind Blocks. ...
  5. Install a Pool Cover.

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