Pool Info: Facts about Pool Heating - Page 6
Laars/ Jandy FAQ (cont.)
All things considered, what is the most important reason for choosing a heated swimming pool?
For the sheer enjoyment of swimming in real comfort— any time you want. Any time of the day, any day of the year. Owners of heated pools would answer this question in far more glowing terms, but what having a heated pool amounts to is the satisfaction of getting more—much more—from your pool investment in terms of year-round family fun.
Tips to help you conserve energy and heat your pool economically.
Keep a thermometer in your pool. It will pinpoint accurately the temperature most comfortable for you.
Keep your thermostat at the lowest comfortable setting. Each degree more heat than needed could add more to your monthly fuel cost and use up more energy than necessary.
Mark the "comfort setting" on the thermostat dial. This will prevent accidental or careless over-heating and waste of energy.
Lower thermostat to 70 degrees when pool is to be unused for three or four days. For longer periods, shut the heater off. You will save money on fuel consumption and help conserve energy.
Protect your pool from wind. Wind above 3 to 5 miles per hour can lower the pool temperature substantially. A hedge, cabana or decorative fence can be an effective windbreak.
Use a pool cover when pool is not in use. This can reduce heat loss by as much as 50%. If you are vacationing for a couple of weeks or shutting down for winter, turn the heater off completely, including any pilot light.
Drain heater completely prior to freezing weather. Freezing water inside the heat exchanger can result in costly repairs.
Get a maintenance checkup annually. It’s your best ounce of prevention. Call your Teledyne Laars/ Jandy dealer for a skilled technician to do the job. The cost is minimal and the service will keep your heater working efficiently for many years. Paramount Pools offers this service on Long Island, New York.