How Does a Gas Pool Heater Work?

Unlike other pool heaters, gas pool heaters are rather uncomplicated. Gas pool heaters can work off either propane or natural gas, but the principals of operation are the same.

The process starts in the combustion chamber. Precisely matched quantities of air and gas enter a mixing chamber from two different, carefully matched inlets.  A blower draws the mixed air and gas into the burner, where it is combusted to produce heat.

Pool water is carried through metal tubing (heating coils) which pass through the burner. As the water passes through the pipes present in the burner, the heat from the combusted gas is transferred into the pool water. The warm water is then transported out and mixed with the rest of the water in the pool.

The process is a continuous cycle, with cold water exiting the pool, and warm water entering to keep the entire pool at a constant temperature. Water temperature is maintained by a thermal regulator and an internal bypass regulator to regulate the flow of water through the heater.

Advantages of Gas Pool Heaters

Because the heat transfer from the combustion chamber to the cold pool water is quite rapid, gas pool heaters offer unrivalled speed in getting a pool up to a comfortable temperature. If you want to jump into a warm pool in the shortest amount of time possible, then a gas-powered pool heater is your best option.

Heat pumps aren’t very efficient at warming a pool in cold weather. However, gas pool heaters can keep pool water at a constant temperature, regardless of what the weather outside is doing.

Gas pool heaters do not have to be operating all the time to maintain water temperature. A temperature sensor monitors the temperature of the water. When the pool water drops below the threshold set on the control, the process starts up and continues until the water is again at the desired temperature.

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