If you’ve never run a propane pool heater before, you may be in for a surprise the first time you use it – especially if you run it before outdoor temperatures start to really rise this summer.
Here’s why: the average propane pool heater burns about 1 gallon of propane per hour per 100,000 Btus. Since a propane pool heater for a standard-sized pool (~21,000 gallons) outputs 400,000 Btus, you will burn about four gallons of propane per hour.
So how many hours will the heater run for? That requires a little bit of math (bear with us).
So the bottom line in this scenario:
10 hours X 4 gallons per hour X $3/gallon = $120 to heat your pool.
This is an extreme example, of course, since you probably won’t need to raise the temperature in your pool by 20 degrees any time but late in the spring or early in the fall. But it does point out the need to do what you can to make your pool heater more efficiently.
So how do you do that? Here are five suggestions:
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