Having your own swimming pool may sound like a luxury, however, if you jump into a cold pool then you definitely won’t be feeling very luxurious! If you have your own swimming pool, or you are responsible for maintaining a swimming pool in or around London, you will want to make sure you have a decent pool heater!
Why You Should Heat A Swimming Pool
Living in or around London means that you probably don’t get a lot of really warm days throughout the year. Even the warmest of summer days in the UK are unlikely to produce enough continuous warmth to heat up a moderate-sized swimming pool. This means if you have opted for an outdoor swimming pool, you either need to brave the cold, or invest in some sort of heater to keep the pool water at a comfortable temperature so that you can enjoy a relaxing swim all year round.
With indoor swimming pools, you are already shielded from the elements; however, this doesn’t mean that the swimming pool is going to warm up by itself. Whilst it probably won’t get as cold as being outdoors, if you like a comfortable temperature to take a daily swim, you will want to look into your options on how you can heat your pool.
Gas Boilers Are A Great Way To Heat Most Swimming Pools
Gas boilers and condensing gas boilers are some of the most popular options when it comes to choosing how to heat the swimming pool. This is because they are generally very reliable, and are efficient in producing enough heat to be able to keep even large swimming pools at an optimum temperature at all times.
Condensing gas boilers tend to be more efficient than gas boilers because they use waste heat to help with preheating any cold water that will enter the boiler. These boilers can be fitted inside or outside, and so they are flexible regardless of the location of the swimming pool you want to heat. It is important to remember that with condensing gas boilers that you need swimming pool heating engineers who are qualified and registered to install and maintain gas boilers.
Certikin Genie Condensing Pool Heater
It’s quite easy to come to the conclusion that you want an efficient and reliable condensing gas boiler to heat up the swimming pool. It’s also simple to decide that the Certikin Genie Condensing Pool Heater is the right product for you!
The Certikin Genie comes in a range of sizes that mean whatever your pool size, it is likely that there is a boiler big enough and powerful enough to ensure you can dip your toes in a comfortable temperature throughout the year.
The smallest version, the Genie 20, is perfect for pools up to 24ft x 12ft with an output of 68,000 BTU. The next size up, the Genie 35, is perfect for pools up to 30ft x 15ft with an output of 118,000 BTU and the largest of the Genie range is the Genie 50, and this boiler is perfect for pools up to 20ft x 40ft with an output of 170,000 BTU.
Due to the condensing feature on this boiler, it has a fantastic 94% efficiency and can cut running costs by 30%. With most other types of boilers achieving 80% efficiency, you will generate cheaper gas bills just by choosing this type of boiler. It is also environmentally friendly, with low CO2 and NOX emissions.
The design of the Certikin Genie is lightweight and compact, and a separate wall mounting kit is available to buy, which means the boiler will run efficiently to heat your pool without being an eyesore or getting in the way. The display can be changed between degrees Celsius and degrees Fahrenheit, depending on your preference.
Other features of this condensing pool heater include:
- Quiet running
- Can be used in swimming pools or spas, with salt or chlorinated water
- Flexibility with flue lengths of up to 15 metres
- Safe running with 24-volts control, supplied with a 3-pin plug ready to go!
- Modulating output, so you have accurate control of the temperature of the pool
- Comes with Honeywell CVI controls and Cupro-Nickel heat exchanger
For the largest of swimming pools, a multiple heater kit is available that can combine the heat of up to 8 heaters to give an output of 400kW!
If you’ve decided that the Certikin Genie Condensing Pool Heater is the right boiler for you, get your pool boiler installation in London booked in, and let our swimming pool heating engineers get to work heating up your pool for you!