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Pool Heating

Swimming Pool HeatingOptions for heating the pool include solar energy, fossil fuels (LP gas, natural gas or oil), and heat pump. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages. Solar pool heating is the most cost-effective use of solar energy in Florida.
Solar Pool Heater: A solar pool heating system usually costs between $3,000 and $4,000 to buy and install. They typically last longer than gas and heat pump pool heaters. Your actual cost and payback depend on many factors. Check with your local utility company to see if they offer rebates.

Typical Swimming Pool Heating Methods:

Gas Pool Heater: A gas pool heater is most efficient when heating a pool for short periods of time and is ideal for quickly heating pools. Therefore, gas pool heaters can be a good choice for pools that are not used on a regular basis. Unlike heat pump and solar pool heaters, gas pool heaters can maintain any desired temperature regardless of the weather or climate.
Heat Pump Pool Heater: Heat pumps use electricity to capture heat and move it from one place to another. They do not generate heat. Heat pump pool heaters generally cost more than gas pool heaters, but they typically have much lower annual operating costs because of their higher efficiencies. With proper maintenance, heat pump pool heaters typically last longer than gas pool heaters.

Swimming Pool Heating: Covering a pool when it is not in use is the single most effective means of reducing swimming pool heating as much as 50%–70% of the Pool Heating costs.  In some cases you will need to hire a contractor to handle the Pool Heating cover installation.

Florida Barrier Law For Swimming Pool Contractors

At the time of signing a contract for a new swimming pool /spa, a pool contractor (home builder or home developer) is required to provide the customer with a copy of the law (Residential Swimming Pool Safety Act) and the approved drowning prevention publication (Consumer Product Safety Commission Publication #362).

Florida Department of Health regulations for distribution of safety material:
CHAPTER 64E-21 RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOLS
64E-21.001 Drowning Prevention Education/Public Information Publication.

(1) The educational program required in Section 515.31, F.S., shall be the 1995 American Red Cross Community Water Safety Course which is incorporated by reference and available at a cost from the American Red Cross Chapter located within any Florida County.

(2) Information on drowning prevention and responsibilities of pool ownership is contained in the 1994 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publication Number 362, Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools which is incorporated by reference and available at no charge from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C. 20207.

(3) In accordance with Section 515.33, F.S., the document containing the requirements of this chapter shall be Sections 515.21 through 515.37, F.S., 2000, which are incorporated by reference and available at a cost from the Law Book Services Office, Room 612, 111 West Madison Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1400.

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Why a Pool Cover In Florida

swimming pool coverPool covers not only decrease pool heating costs, when wanted, they also can minimize the pool’s chemical use by 35%-60%, conserve water by reducing the amount of make-up water needed by 30%-50%, and reduce cleaning time by keeping dirt and other debris out of the pool. When choosing a cover, look for durability, ease of taking on and off, price, warranty, material transparency, insulation value, storage need, and safety.
For more information, please contact your professional pool contractor to help you make informed choices on all aspects of pool operation.

Pool Covers


Pool covers not only decrease pool heating costs, when wanted, they also can minimize the pool’s chemical use by 35%-60%, conserve water by reducing the amount of make-up water needed by 30%-50%, and reduce cleaning time by keeping dirt and other debris out of the pool. When choosing a cover, look for durability, ease of taking on and off, price, warranty, material transparency, insulation value, storage need, and safety.For more information, please contact your professional pool builder to help you make informed choices on all aspects of pool operation.

Pool Covers

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If you are fond of inviting your relatives and friends over dinner, you might want to consider holding your party outside your home for a different feel and experience. However, be sure to have low voltage outdoor lighting installed in your surroundings. These would accentuate more your landscape but also provide an element of safety to you and your visitors.

Uses and installation

Low voltage outdoor lighting is used to illuminate pathways, walkways, driveways, steps, walls, fences and even trees. his is safe because it runs in very low power of only 12-volts. The chance of electrocution is remote unlike lights that run in 120 volts.

This type of lighting is very easy to install. Not much effort is needed but it could give your landscape a very dramatic look once installed. The kit comes with installation instructions that would enable you to install the fixtures without the need to call professional help.

Types

Depending on your style and individuality, you can select the kind of low voltage outdoor lighting that you would want. There are various kinds available to suit your need. There are pathway lights, flood lights, deck lights, sport lights and well lights. These come in different designs, shapes, colors and sizes.

These lights are used to illuminate pathways, driveways and stairsteps. These could also accent trees, signage and other objects like statues and fountains inside your lawn. These give drama to your surroundings that will surely make a great impression to your guests.

Low Maintenance Cost

Installing this kind of lights will not break your budget since it does not cost must, and its pretty easy to maintain. The lights are powered by automatic time clocks or photo cells that turn the lights on and off at designated time. This lights have the feature of turning on when it is dark and turning off in the morning. In this case, there is no need to purchase and connect another switch just to turn it on and off.

Hence, you don’t have to worry about rising electricity bills because power consumption would only be minimal with 12-volt consumption.

In your next garden party, captivate your guests with the beauty of your garden and give a great impression to you guests. With your newly installed low voltage outdoor lighting, it will surely make your guests to persuade you to hold another party again. Or, they might ask you to install for them their own so you could hold the next party to one of them.