things considered, what is the most important reason for
choosing a heated swimming pool?
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
help you conserve energy and heat your pool economically.
The information on this
page is provided by Teledyne Laars/ Jandy, a leader in the Pool Heating
Industry, from their brochure "Facts about pool heating"
a thermometer in your pool. It will pinpoint
accurately the temperature most comfortable
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.
the "comfort setting" on the thermostat
dial. This will prevent accidental or careless
over-heating and waste of energy.
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
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.
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.
heater completely prior to freezing weather.
Freezing water inside the heat exchanger
can result in costly repairs.
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.
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