Are Pool Heaters Necessary in a Warm Climate?
New Orleans winters may be short, but that doesn’t mean there’s no benefit to a heated pool. Here are all of the positive outcomes of heating an outdoor pool.
Here in New Orleans, it seems like we have two seasons: summer and more summer. Because our winters are relatively short and warm, it can seem that pool heaters are unnecessary. In reality, there are a number of benefits to getting a pool heater, even in our warmer climate.
Enjoying Nighttime Swims
Swimming at night can be great for relaxing or for entertaining guests. However, even in the fall, nighttime temperatures in New Orleans can be too low to swim comfortably. Instead of cutting out nighttime swimming altogether, getting a pool heater lets you use the pool around the clock.
Additional Health Benefits
Swimming is a great way for those with joint pain to remain active, and water yoga and aerobics are commonly suggested for older swimmers. Cold water is less than ideal for water aerobics, however, because the chill can lead to stiff muscles and even respiratory problems for those with weak immune systems. Warm pools can relax muscles and joints, allowing swimmers to stay active for longer.
A Longer Swimming Season
Even in southern Louisiana, winter temperatures can make pools bitterly cold. This means pool owners may only use their pools for eight or nine months out of the year. Luckily, since our winters are still relatively warm, pool heaters can often make the pool usable during every season.
Increased Return on Investment
Finally, having a pool heater means really getting your money’s worth out of your pool. In addition to being a potential selling point in the housing market, a heated pool will be used more often, meaning homeowners didn’t spend money on installation and maintenance simply to cover their pool with a tarp for several months.
Pools are a great place for families and friends to play, exercise, and socialize. There’s no reason to miss out on using them for a third of the year! For more information about pool construction and heating, call Pleasure Pools for a consultation at (504) 888-6660 today!