Gas powered pool heating systems have long been favorites among home owners due to the fact that they heat pools extremely quickly and keep them warm even in the coldest of weather. You can check what type of heater works efficiantly for your climate if you go to this website. Both natural gas and propane are capable of heating extremely efficiently, however there are some key differences in the way the fuel is distributed, stored and in the cost implications of installing one system over the other.
Here are some of the key differences.
#1 Green Credentials
Burning both natural gas or propane has been recognized as a fairly environmentally friendly way to heat your pool. Propane does produce a little more carbon dioxide than natural gas - but both produce far less air pollution than is released into the atmosphere when using other types of fossil fuels. It's worth noting that propane is not recognized as a 'greenhouse' gas in its raw state, however natural gas is - so if a leak does occur natural gas will have the most environmental impact.
#2 Access To Fuel
If you're lucky enough to have a natural gas line feed in your home then you're going to find it far easier to run a heater using this fuel. It's always going to be available and you're going to avoid having to fill up at regular intervals. Propane on the other hand requires that a storage tank be present. Sometimes this isn't the most attractive of options - and you need to keep an eye on the fill level to ensure that the propane is going to be available when you most need it.
#3 Energy Availability
Propane does supply more 'oomph' than the equivalent amount of natural gas. A cubic foot of propane will produce more than twice the amount of heat energy than the equivalent amount of natural gas. This means that you'll be able to heat far more water with propane when compared to an equivalent amount of natural gas. This might be important if you have to use storage tanks.
Here's where natural gas comes out a clear winner. Even though less propane is required to heat the pool, natural gas is around 60% cheaper. As long as this cost differential exists it's always going to be the first choice among homeowners when it comes to heating a pool. If you have a gas line coming into your home then it's practically a no brainer - natural gas is the way to go.