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Why Should I Heat My Swimming Pool?

A swimming pool is one of the largest investments you will make, as costs can start at $20,000 and up to purchase and construct. As with any other investment, you want to enjoy the maximum benefit of your swimming pool. In this article, we discuss a few advantages you can gain by heating your swimming pool.

Extended Swimming Season

As one of our customers has said: “Why do I have a swimming pool, but to use it?!”

A heater extends your swimming season. Without a heater, you may only be able to use your swimming pool during three or four months each year, depending on your location. Heating your swimming pool gives you a higher return on your investment simply by allowing you to swim more often. In fact, some swimming pool owners have doubled and even tripled their swimming seasons by installing heaters.

Comfortable Swimming Season

By heating your swimming pool, you can also enjoy a more comfortable swim season. Most people enjoy swimming in water that measures between 82° and 84°F. In many climates, swimming pool water may only reach 75°F without a heater, even during summer months.

Moreover, the temperature of your swimming pool water will naturally fluctuate with the weather. A heater is essential to setting and maintaining comfortable swimming pool water temperatures.


One of the most valued benefits by consumers of a heated swimming pool is increased recreational time with family and friends. A heated swimming pool brings together family and friends for relaxation and enjoyment.

Health Benefits

As we discussed, a heater extends your swimming season. An extended swimming season translates to more swimming, and more swimming translates to more exercise.  Swimming is one of the best forms of cardiovascular exercise, as it does not place excess stress on your joints. Swimming is particularly beneficial to elderly people, who cannot run or jog, and to people who suffer from arthritis and muscular diseases.

In addition to providing for an excellent method of exercise, a heated swimming pool prevents chilling due to excessive body heat loss. Young children and elderly people are particularly susceptible to respiratory infections due to repeated chilling.

Hopefully this article helps you when you consider purchasing a swimming pool heater. Throughout the years, we at AquaCal have seen just how beneficial a heated swimming pool can be. As always, if you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns, feel free to leave a comment below!

This entry was posted in on Monday, August 12, 2013

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