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Swimming Pool Heaters

Pool Heaters

Want to enjoy your pool all year round? You’ll need a swimming pool heater to ensure the water stays warm and inviting, prolonging the swimming season as long as possible!

Here at 1st Direct Pools, we are leading suppliers of pool heaters and pool ventilation products in the UK, ensuring you can find a heater that suits your needs.

Do I Need a Swimming Pool Heater?


If you want to have a pleasant swimming experience throughout the year, you’ll not only need all the right swimming pool chemicals for pristine water, but you’ll also need a pool heater for warm water. Even in the summer, it’s unlikely to get hot enough in the UK to heat your pool water up to a sufficient temperature.

Shop our range of cost-efficient pool heaters to discover the right product for your pool.


How to Heat Your Swimming Pool


There are several different kinds of heaters that will help you warm up your pool, each coming with a host of benefits, including being low maintenance and extremely durable. Among our pool heating systems, you’ll find:

  • - Swimming pool heat pumps
  • - Gas and oil pool heaters
  • - Electric pool heaters
  • - Swimming pool heat exchangers
  • - Solar-powered swimming pool heaters

If cost-efficiency is your main concern, either a heat pump or a solar heater might be the best option for you. Check out our guide to solar heaters versus heat pumps to find out more about which is right for you.


How to Heat Your Pool Water Without a Heater


For this, you’ll certainly have to turn to the power of the sun. Along with solar panels or solar pods, you can also get solar swimming pool covers that will help retain heat and radiate it into the water.

To find out how much a solar cover would cost for your pool, use our handy solar cover calculator.


Heaters for Above-Ground Pools


Our range of heaters is not exclusive to in-ground pools; you will also find some suitable heating options for above-ground pools.

Generally, above-ground or inflatable pools are smaller and will contain less water, requiring less power to heat them. Above-ground swimming pools are also commonly used exclusively in summer months, making solar heating options ideal.

For more extensive advice, see our guide on how to heat an inflatable or above-ground swimming pool.


How to Install a Swimming Pool Heater


While the average pool owner can perform an array of pool maintenance tasks, when it comes to installing a pool heating system, it’s best to elicit the help of a professional.

Pool heaters are very technical and must be installed to the manufacturer’s instructions. An experienced pool engineer will be able to ensure water flow, pressure and direction are all correct.

All service connections (electricity, gas and oil) must only be connected by a fully qualified technician to ensure they are in line with any relevant regulations. If installation is incorrect, you could damage the heater and even endanger life.

Please note that warranties will be processed once equipment has been partly or fully installed without our fully completed warranty request form.

If you have any questions about our products or would like some further swimming pool advice, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.