Benefits of Propane for Pool & Spa Heating - Delta Liquid Energy

The Benefits of Using Propane for Pool and Spa Heating

The Benefits of Using Propane for Pool and Spa Heating

The Benefits of Propane are More Than Just for Cooking and Heating Your Home

When it comes to heating your pool or spa, propane is a versatile and efficient fuel source that has many benefits. Propane heaters are a popular choice for many pool and spa owners due to their reliability, speed, and energy efficiency.

Key Benefits of Propane for Pool and Spa Heating

  1. Propane heaters can quickly raise the temperature of your pool or spa, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor oasis sooner.
  2. Propane for pool and spa heating is energy efficient. Propane heaters are designed to operate at high levels of efficiency, which means they use less fuel to produce the same amount of heat as other heating methods.
  3. Propane is an environmentally friendly fuel source, in part due to its efficiency, producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions than other traditional heating methods. This makes it a great choice for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint and minimize their impact on the environment.
  4. Propane can help lower monthly utility bills. Since propane is more energy efficient, it can result in significant energy savings over time.
  5. Propane heaters typically cost less. The average price range for initial expense of the heater itself is significantly less than most other pool heater options.
  6. Propane heaters are easy to use and maintain. They require very little maintenance and can be easily installed by a professional. Additionally, propane tanks can be easily refilled by your local propane supplier, ensuring that you always have a reliable source of heat for your pool or spa.

How Much Propane Do I Need to Heat my Pool?

Typically to run a standard pool size heater, you’ll need about 200 gallons of propane. There are multiple options to store enough propane for your pool heater.

How Long Will It Take to Heat My Pool?

A standard propane pool heater is 400k BTU. According to this Pool Heat Time Calculator, it will take about 4 hours 13 minutes to heat a standard 13,500 gallon uncovered pool 15 degrees, from 65° to an optimal 80°. On the other hand, a standard electric pool heater for the same size 13,500 gallon pool is about 200k BTU, which would take 8 1/2hrs to heat your 65° pool to an 80°.

Money Saving Tip!

A cover can save up to 20% of your pool’s surface area heat loss, saving money on heating! Solar covers are a great option to offset the heating cost.


Propane is an excellent choice for pool and spa heating. It offers quick, reliable, and energy-efficient heating, while also being environmentally friendly and easy to use. If you’re considering heating your pool or spa, propane is definitely worth considering as your fuel source.

Reach out to your local Delta Liquid Energy office to learn how you can get propane to heat your pool or spa this summer.




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