# Can you use a hot water heater to heat a pool?

Author: Dr. Brice Kling DVM  |  Last update: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

No a water heater won't work. It won't heat fast enough to combat the loss in the pool.

## What is the most efficient way to heat a swimming pool?

If you want an energy-efficient way to heat your pool, consider using a heat pump pool heater in mild climates. Solar water heaters are cost competitive with other types of water heaters and have low annual operating costs.

## Can an electric water heater heat a pool?

An electric pool heater is one of the most popular devices for keeping pool water warm during the winter. Also known as a heat pump, an electric pool heater warms up your pool by sucking some water into a heating tank and then pumping the warm water back into your pool.

## Can you use a heater in an above ground pool?

Above ground pools are easily heated with a solar heater.

Above ground pools may be easily and safely heated using a combination of a solar heater and a solar cover, keeping your costs down and your family in the pool. So there you have it!

## Can you add a heater to an 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.

## How long does it take for an electric heater to heat a pool?

It depends on a few things to determine how long it takes a heat pump to heat a pool. However, overall a heat pump generally heats a pool after 24 to 72 hours by 20-degrees Fahrenheit. For smaller pools like a spa pool, the heat pump can heat a pool between 45 and 60 minutes.

## Can I put boiling water in pool?

Assuming a 20,000 gallon pool then 2 gallons of hot water will will raise the temperature about 1/10,000 of the way from pool temperature to boiling. Assuming a warm day the pool might be 80 °F so the boiling water of 212°F represents a 132 degree difference. 1/10,000 of 132 degrees is about . 013 degrees.

## 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.

## What is the black hose trick?

This black hose trick uses solar energy in a simple but clever way to heat the pool. Purchase a black garden hose. Unravel the hose and connect it to the water tap outside your house. Then run the hose to a spot that gets direct sunlight, and wrap the house in coil formation in the direct sunlight.

## Can you heat a natural swimming pool?

Option 3 – Heat pumps

Heating natural water is absolutely fine up to 30C. Pools are most efficiently heated by an air source heat pump which can be run off solar panels. The swimming area should be covered to make it viable.

## Are heated pools worth it?

Pool heaters have the potential to be an incredibly worthwhile investment if a family wants to utilize its new pool year 'round, or even just well into school starting in the fall. These heaters have state of the art technology that allow for comfortable swimming temperatures, even in sweater weather.

## Are electric pool heaters expensive to run?

The size of your pool also matters, with larger pools costing more to heat than smaller ones. On average, however, a gas heater costs around \$200 to \$400 a month to run. Electric heat pumps cost less, coming in at about \$100 to \$200 a month.

## How much hot water does it take to heat a pool?

It would take 75.5 gallons of boiling water to increase the temperature 10 degrees. To go from 201 f to 211 f , it would take 50,000 gallons. It would not be possible to go from 202 f to 212 f by adding water at 212 f (it would take an infinite amount).

## Which is better electric or gas pool heater?

By nature, gas heaters have a greater environmental impact than electric. However, electric takes longer to heat up your pool water and is less efficient in colder temperatures. This is because they rely on outside heat to warm up the pool water. You can avoid these issues, however, by using a pool cover.

## How many degrees does a pool lose at night?

Pools that are not covered can lose 4 degrees F to 5 degrees F overnight in most parts of the country. With a cover, you can reduce that heat loss by 50% or more. So without a heater you should be able to use your pool in the afternoons and early evenings in the warmest part of the season.

## Can Intex pools be heated?

Gas Pool Heating

Using gas heating for your Intex pool is the fastest and not weather-dependent pool heating system – unlike the other pool heaters on this list. They are the absolute best way to heat an Intex pool if you're looking for fast heating and year round warm water.

## What do I need to heat my above ground pool?

How to Heat Above-Ground Pools
1. Water Heaters. A water heater is the most effective way to heat your pool. ...
2. Heat Pumps. Heat pumps are similar to water heaters in that they require an energy source to work. ...
3. Solar Blankets. ...
4. Solar Rings. ...
5. Wind Shielding.

## How can I make a homemade heater?

How to Make a Stoneware Heater
1. Put 3-4 candles on a tray and light them up.
2. Position two bricks on either side of the tray and two behind the tray.
3. Take the ceramic bowl and put it upside down on the tray. ...
4. Place the small fan on the bricks behind the tray.
5. Turn on the fan, and your setup is complete!

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