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SUNBATHER POOL HEAT CALCULATOR: Helping you make the right decisions

This Swimming Pool Energy Calculator is designed to give you an understanding of the “True Costs” of heating a pool.  Simply enter your pool location, details, and energy costs, and the calculator will accurately predict your heating bills. The costs shown are annual running costs.

Heating a pool requires a considerable amount of energy and there are 3 main ways to heat a pool. Solar Pool Heating is the most popular and cheapest form of pool heating. Gas Pool Heating and Electric Heat Pumps are also used, but used incorrectly can cost you a lot of money and provide unsustainable solutions, so it’s important you understand the costs before you heat your pool.

Sunbathers Recommendation:

With over 40 years’ experience in heating swimming pools, Sunbather always recommends that Solar Pool Heating should always be the first choice as a pool heater as it will give you a 5-8 month swim season depending on your location in Australia. When the sun is free… you should use it. If you need to swim longer, then a pool cover should be your first add on to further extend your swimming season, and then consider a combination of a Gas/Solar or Electric Heat Pump/Solar to swim all year. A Heat Pump or Gas Heater should never be used as the primary heat source as the costs can escalate rapidly leaving you out of pocket.

Time and time again, customers come to Sunbather wanting the most sustainable solution to heating their pool as they have not been made aware of the “True Costs” of heating their swimming pool.

Swimming Pool Covers:

Energy regulators are recognising that pool covers should be an essential part of any swimming pool.  In fact, in some states they are mandatory! Click the “Pool Cover’ box using the calculator and it will give you an indication of how much a pool cover can easily save you on your heating bills and how much warmer it will keep your pool.

If you require a more detailed running cost analysis and free quotation, please send Sunbather your contact details and we will be in contact with you.

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