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Choosing to install a new pool heater is a great way to get a return on your initial investment. Pool heaters give homeowners the opportunity to enjoy their swimming pools year-round without having to bear with the colder temperatures. So if you’ve decided to install a pool heater but haven’t scheduled installation yet, it may be because you still have a few questions about the process. And while the main question on most homeowners’ minds involves cost, others often ask the question: how long will installation take?
Of course, there’s no simple answer to this question. In general, you’ll have to have a technician come look at your pool and discuss your options before they decide on a plan of action. You’ll also need to choose the type of pool heater you’d like to use. You can choose between energy efficient heat pumps or gas-powered models. Most technicians recommend a heat pump as these use very little energy, requiring refrigerant and a pump to move heat from the outside air into your swimming pool. You should give yourself plenty of time to pick the right option for you and make sure a technician sizes the unit for your pool.
Most types of pool heaters will involve outside installation of some sort, and if you need to mount your outside unit in concrete (which is usually the standard process to install a heat pump pool heater), you should allow for an additional day or two. All in all, pool heater installation can take a single day or it can take a few days—it is entirely contingent on your individual needs.
After your pool heater is installed, you’ll still likely have to wait a few days before you can use it although, again, this depends on the size of the pool. It can take as many as three days to heat up a larger pool, if the outside temperature is much cooler than your desired pool temperature. If you’re hoping to take advantage of your pool heater before cooler temperatures start to kick in, call Air On Demand to learn more about how professionals install pool heaters here in Miami.