If you live in the UK and have a swimming pool, you’ll already be aware that you need to heat that pool in order to get maximum use out of it. It’s rarely warm enough to enjoy a dip in unheated water in the United Kingdom, therefore, if you want to be able to enjoy your pool to the max you need to install heating so that the water can be a comfortable temperature all year round.
Of course, it costs money to put heating in a pool, so how much can you expect to pay? There is no single answer to this question, since there are many factors that come into play, so here, we’ll take a closer look at some of the elements to consider when it comes to determining the cost of installing a pool heating system in the UK.
Which Type Of Heater?
The first consideration to keep in mind when working out how much it will cost to put heating in your pool is the type of heater you’re planning to install. There are numerous types of heating system to consider, including solar heating, heat pumps, electric, gas and oil options. All of these cost different amounts both to install in the first place and then to run in the long term.
In the UK, solar heating is not really an option since this form of pool heating is only really suited to hot climates. Heat pumps are costly to install, although their running costs are lower, but they are not very efficient and take a long time to heat the water to a suitable temperature for swimming.
Swimming pool boilers are the most popular option in the UK, costing less to install than a heat pump, although higher running costs need to be taken into account.
The Size Of Your Pool
Not only do you need to figure in the type of heater that you wish to install, but you also need to consider the size of your pool. It goes without saying that you’re going to need a more powerful boiler to heat a large pool than a smaller one, and of course, that will mean a higher installation cost.
Trying to save money by opting for a smaller boiler is a bad idea, though. It is unlikely to be able to produce sufficient energy to heat your pool efficiently or effectively, and if forced to work extra hard to heat your water it could cause the parts and components to wear out more rapidly and require replacing and repairs sooner than would otherwise be necessary.
The Brand Of Boiler You Choose
There are many different brands of swimming pool boiler you can choose from. All come with different price tags, so this will have an impact on the cost of installing pool heating. It’s important to consider all of the options carefully though to ensure you pick a model that best suits your needs, rather than focusing solely on price.
You don’t just have to consider the cost of purchasing the pool boiler, you also need to consider how much the installation fee will be. Different companies charge different amounts for this service, so you’ll need to do your research well and choose a company that offers affordable pricing without compromising on quality.
Ongoing Running Costs
The cost of installing heating for your pool doesn’t end when once the boiler has been fitted. There are ongoing running costs to consider that must be factored into the cost of heating your swimming pool.
You will need to bear in mind how much it is likely to cost you over the course of the year to maintain your pool water at a suitable temperature for swimming. You must also bear in mind that your pool boiler will require ongoing maintenance to keep it functioning at its optimal level.
Other Key Factors to Think About
Some other factors to consider when determining how much it will cost to install heating in your pool is how often you’ll require the pool to be heated up. Are you going to be swimming all year round? Or will you only be heating it occasionally? Is the pool exposed to a lot of wind that may cool it down quickly? Is it an awkward or unusual shape? Is the pool covered or uncovered? All of these things will have an impact on how much it will cost to install your pool boiler.
Seeking Professional Advice
Here at Rowlen, we’re specialists in the field of pool boiler supply, installation, and maintenance. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today to find out more about the cost of installing and maintaining your swimming pool boiler. We’re looking forward to helping you keep your pool at the perfect swimming temperature all year round.