How Much Does It Cost to Install a Swimming Pool Heater?
Most jobs range between $1,636 and $3,841. Labor alone runs $500 to $1,500 in most cases. Heat pumps and solar heaters hit the high end at $2,500 to over $8,500, with electric and gas types coming in at $1,000 to $6,000.
Replacing a pool heater will require fewer man-hours, i.e. lower labor cost. Expect to pay $25 to $50 to have the old heater removed and dumped. Most pros build this into the cost of installing a new one, or they do it free with the installation of a new unit.
Your first step should be to Contact A Profesional Pool Service who can help you determine the best kind of heater for your local climate and budget. Your climate dictates both the fuel you’ll choose and the size of heater. Heaters in warm, sunny climates won’t have to work as hard as heaters in cooler climates.
Factors that affect the project cost are whether it’s an aboveground or in-ground pool, Pool Size, installation of new hookups and/or running lines and heater BTUs needed.
Most homeowners choose the gas heater. This common type uses either natural gas or propane. If you have a natural gas line, the heater can hook up to the existing line; if not, you can opt to use a propane tank. Installation involves copper or PVC plumbing, electrical wiring and venting. Propane costs twice as much to run as gas but has the same energy output. It’s an excellent choice for isolated properties or land without existing lines running to them. They heat water faster than any other type, so it’s the best choice for colder climates. Gas pool heater installation cost runs between $1,500 and $6,000.
Depending on type, running the heater costs an additional $100 to $600 per month. Factors include current cost of gas or electricity, average daily temperatures in your area, desired water temperature, extreme weather, like heavy rains or high winds, and use of a pool cover. Pool covers can reduce your heating costs by 50 percent to 90 percent.