Gas Heating for swimming Pool and Spas
Gas heaters are the best for heating pools or spas up quickly as they use direct and constant heat from a flame either through natural gas or LPG tanks.
A gas heater is an ideal choice for anyone who uses their pool sporadically throughout the year and may only want to heat it occasionally such as when friends are coming over or for the weekend.
Gas heaters come in a number of different sizes and should be sized correctly for the pool and they are generally measured in Mega Joules (Mj) or British Thermal Units (BTU's) for performance. In Australia the most common reference is Mj which is a standard for measuring energy, usually in reference to gas usage. Zodiac's range of Legacy LRZ heaters range from 250 Mj right up to 422 Mj which is able to heat a large 100,000L pool up to a warm 28°C in less than a day* during winter.
*Temperature increase up by 11°C in low wind conditions.
How much do they cost and are they expensive to run?
Gas heating is by far the most expensive form of Swimming Pool Heating available, especially on the Sunshine Coast where as yet, there is no Natural Gas piped to our homes.
As a general rule, the average initial purchase price will come to between $4,000.00 and $6,000.00 ( average 40,000ltr pool ) plus plumbing and electrical works.
The running costs will vary dramatically depending on required temperature, length of required swimming season, environmental factors and local LPG pricing.
A rough estimate would be somewhere between $4,000.00 and $8,000.00 annually.
For a more accurate cost estimate, we recommend you have a representative visit your site and go through all of the options available prior to making a decision.