Whether you live in the southern hemisphere or the northern hemisphere, if you are a considerable distance away from the equator, you will have three to four months of summer and warm days at most. There will be two or three more months of pleasant weather, but beyond that, you can expect the cold, wintry days of the winter season (and late fall and early spring as well).
With that in mind, consider how many residents in the mid-latitudes tend to have residential swimming pools installed in their homes: it is by no means a small percentage. And regardless of the size of those pools, you can be sure that their installation and maintenance costs were definitely no cheap deal. What if those expensive pools were only used during the summer months – three to four months at most – and left covered for the rest of the year because the pool was too cold? That would be the greatest waste of opportunities – which is why you should definitely be investing in a pool heater as well, if you ever install a pool in your home.
In most regions of the world, the ‘swimming season’ denotes the period of time when a pool can be comfortably used: the weather is nice, and the pool is warm enough for use. Screened pools tend to have a slightly longer swimming season because they provide a cover against winds or drizzles – despite the fact that their cover reduces the amount of solar energy that hits the pool (which thereby reduces the warmth of the pool). Beyond that, the adverse weather conditions prevent the pool from reaching a comfortable degree of warmth, which prevents you from enjoying it.
However, if you were to think about it, the only purpose of installing a pool in your own home was for the express purpose of using it whenever you wished. Unless you have an indoor pool, the winter months will definitely be off-season, but by investing in heaters for your pool, the three or two-month-long swimming season can easily be doubled or tripled (depending on the region). And even if you were to think about it in economic terms, you would be investing around ten to fifteen percent in excess at most for the extra pool supplies Perth – in exchange for the ability to use your pool for more than half of the year. It certainly does not sound like a bad idea.Keep in mind that there are many different types of heaters for swimming pools, and that you should consider all your options before you opt for any one from them. Always consider energy efficiency and what best suits your needs when making a decision.