Cost of heating a pool with propane

Spring 2015 CSANews Issue 94  |   Posted date : Jun 16, 2015.Back to list

Bird talk - Le Jaseur
Dear Bird Talk,
Snowbirds who are looking at renting a house in Florida that uses propane for heating a pool should be very careful. Although some people claim that heating a pool with propane is similar in cost to that for hydro, propane rates from propane suppliers vary widely based on a home's annual usage volume. For example, the propane charge for one house here in Florida was $6.33 per gallon and the heater uses three to four gallons per hour. That results in an approximately $20 per hour charge for heating the pool.
Ian Taylor
Huntsville, ON

Response:
Ed.: We use propane to heat our pool in Florida and it is very inexpensive. Rates vary dramatically based on your location. Always check prices for the basics before renting or buying and, if renting, try to have that included in the price.

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