Natural Gas Pool Heaters
The first and most obvious benefit of installing a pool heater (or boiler) is that you will be able to enjoy your pool sooner in the year and continue using it for longer into the fall. Swimming into the end of September... why not? Installing a heating appliance for your backyard pool will also increase the value to your home.
A pool boiler can be installed on both in-ground and above-ground pools. There are a number of factors to consider, including the size of your pool, BTUs needed to heat your pool, cost to purchase and operate, and the installation area.
Heat Pumps vs Gas Heaters
Natural gas heaters are the most common heating systems used for residential pools because they offer the quickest heating solution for homeowners. Gas heaters can be used to in combination with solar blankets during cooler months.
Where gas is not available Heat pumps can be used to heat pools. They have a higher installation cost but are very energy efficient and may use less gas or electricity to power a pool long term. Heat pumps will work most efficiently when the outdoor air temperature gets above 50 degrees/10 Celsius.
Pool Heater not working.... Repair or replace?
The average lifespan of a Pool heater is usually 7-10 years, although some last longer.
The common repairs we see on pool heaters are thermocouples and pressure switches. We service all makes and models and can source parts for repairs.
What is the process to install gas line for a Pool Boiler?
Most of the time gas lines are run from the house (near where the meter is located) underground to the pool shed where the filter is located. Gas lines are placed underground for aesthetics but also for safety. The requirements for underground gas lines are specific and typically they need to be at least 15 inches underground and laid in a bed of sand. (24 inches if its under a driveway). As with any gas work we complete a underground gas line for a pool heater requires a permit from either the City of Kelowna or Technical Safety Authority.
How do you get Natural Gas to your home?
It costs as little as $15 to have FortisBC bring a natural gas line to your home and the installation is usually completed in less than a day. The final costs will depend on the distance between the FortisBC main gas line (located under the roadway) to the location where your gas meter will be installed. The $15 fee covers the first 25 meters ($125/additional meter) To check the interactive map and request gas be brought to your home, visit: FortisBC Gas Services
Enjoy the comforting warmth of a radiant heat natural gas patio heater when the summer evenings get chilly. By raising the temperature of an area a few degrees you will be enjoying your backyard or patio space longer into the evening and later in the year.
Summer in the Okanagan is better with a Natural Gas BBQ.
Having a continuous fuel supply for barbecue means you will never run out of fuel half way through cooking a meal again.
Natural Gas Fire tables
Stylish and Functional, natural gas fire pits and fire tables add ambiance to your outdoor space. There are many options available in the marketplace including stone, metal and concrete. Enjoy that campfire feel with the comforts of home.