No one enjoys swimming in a cold pool, even in the warmer months your pool needs to be a comfortable temperature to entice you and your family to take a dip. That is where heating comes in, and while there are many ways to heat your pool up, an electric pool heater / heat pump is the most efficient course of action.

There are many reasons why electric pool heaters / heat pumps continue to dominate in the market, so let’s find out why.

High efficiency

Electric pool heaters bring water into the heat exchanger, then pump the warmed water back into the pool. This constant combination of cold and warm water keeps your pool at an optimal temperature and perfect for swimming. They are highly efficient in their use of electricity and will not let you down. To decide if a particular electric pool heater / heat pump is the right one for you, check its COP (coefficient of performance) number. The higher the COP, the higher its energy efficiency.

Cost effective

Electric pool heaters are less expensive to run than gas or solar heaters and are often cheaper in both unit price and installation. When you choose an electric pool heater / heat pump you are making a long-term investment, and if you purchase a good quality heater from a reputable brand you can expect it to last about 10 to 15 years without needing a replacement. However, it’s important to remember that electricity costs can add up in the long run, so take this into consideration and moderate your usage to manage your bills.  


Your pool heater is as reliable as any other piece of electric technology in your home if you install and maintain it. They are designed to last in a range of conditions and outdoor environment with durable materials, but still require care to stay in good shape. Caring for your electric pool heater / heat pump will reward you in the long run as it will continue to produce an optimal swimming experience for years to come. Remember to also hire a qualified heat pump professional to complete annual maintenance checks.

If you want to know more about electric pool heaters, browse our range and reach out to our qualified and passionate team at Perth Pool Professionals. We love swimming pools and want you to always have warm water to dive into. Let’s find the perfect solution together.