When it comes to heating a pool, knowing how to heat an in-ground vs an above ground pool is usually the first step. However, it can be confusing when choosing which heating will best suit your pool, so to help you out, we’ve put together some expert advice on in-ground vs above ground heating.

What are the differences between an in-ground vs above ground pool?

If you’re looking for a permanent swimming pool that will last for a long, long time then an in-ground pool is for you. These pools are installed below ground level and can be created using concrete, fibreglass or vinyl. An in-ground pool has a long life-span and is a great option for those living in sunnier states where they will get a lot of use from an in-ground pool. An in-ground pool can increase the price of your home and can therefore be a great investment.

Above ground pools, on the other hand, are a more temporary solution that can be popped up in your backyard. They are considered great purchases for those who live in colder climates, or are exploring the idea of a pool without wanting to fully commit. They are a lot cheaper than an in-ground pool, and have lower maintenance and energy costs.

How to heat an in-ground pool

Heat Pump Pool Heaters are the most effective way to heat an in-ground pool. Although they are an investment, the money you will save on a HPPH in the long run makes this a great investment and the most efficient way to heat an in-ground pool.

Using the most efficient and economical technology, a pump pool heater gets heat from the air and uses water flow from your pool to heat the water. With filtration running at the warmest time of the day, a heat pump pool heater is the best method for heating an in-ground pool.

The other option people consider are electric pool heating systems – these are only effective for huge pools and therefore most standard in-ground pools don’t qualify. Then there are gas and fuel heating systems which heat the pool to a high temperature quickly, but are extremely inefficient and costly. They may also consider solar systems, which can be a great option however they work well alongside a HPPH.

Many people opt for a pool heat pump for their in-ground pool as they have low energy costs. Although they take longer to heat the pool, once it is heater they are able to retain heat with a good pool cover and are highly efficient.

How to heat an above ground pool

Although people are sometimes reluctant to invest in a HPPH for their above ground pool, they are the best method for heating your pool at a low running cost. With above ground pools, some people opt not to heat them at all as they are only used in the summer months when the weather is warmer.

With an above ground pool it is essential that you cover the pool with a quality pool heater. A solar pool cover can be ideal for an above ground pool as it will heat the pool when the sun is shining down.

Are you considering a Heat Pump Pool Heater for your pool? Take a look at our range of heat pumps to fit any pool size and type today. Alternatively, you can gain insight into the cost savings of a pool pump heater over on our blog.