What are the differences between pool heat pumps and pool heaters? Heat pumps operate differently by using electricity to capture heat and move it from one place to another and do not generate heat like a gas or propane pool heater.
Gas and Propane pool heaters will use more energy than pool heat pumps because they are required to create heat, rather than transfer it. However, if you live in a location with colder climates, a heat pump would need to use more energy since it needs to draw in heat from the outside air. Heat pumps may be ideal for those who use their pool in warmer weather and do not live in a location with cooler climate.