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Pool heater service (optional service)

Some properties offer electric heater service optional for an additional charge. You will find that information in the property description.

The temperature of swimming pools varies and highly depends on the current day and night temperatures and wind. Therefore, we can not guarantee or promise a certain pool temperature during the time of your stay.

The optional pool heater service (electricity for pool heater) must be ordered and paid before our service personnel can turn it on. We suggest ordering pool heat in prior  (suggestion 1 week) to your arrival.

The reason is: Our tech needs to physically go to the property and turn the service on. We try to do our best to accommodate any late order, however, it might take a few days before somebody may be able to turn it on.

ORDER POOL HEAT HERE: POOL HEATER SERVICE ORDER FORM

Pool heat will be turned on the day of your arrival, unless you choose the option of having it turned on 3 days prior to arrival (at an additional nightly charge), which is recommended for shorter stays. Depending on outside temperatures, weather, and wind, the pool will take several days to heat up. During or after periods of cold weather (esp. winter cold front) it may take longer or not really heat up until air gets warmer. 

Law of physicals: 20,000 to 40,000 gallons of water take a certain amount of energy to heat up and no commercially available pool heater can do that instantly. So please plan ahead.

Fees:

  • Activation and deactivation fee is $25 each = $50
  • Daily charge for pool heat electricity $10 – $20 depending on the property – see property description),
  • Minimum charge for pool heat is one week.

Disclaimer:
No specific pool temperature is guaranteed by this service. During and after winter cold fronts, the heater may struggle or be unable to keep the water at the same temperature until the weather gets warmer. 

You pay for electricity for the pool heater for a minimum of 8 hours to max. 10 hours per day.  The pool heater will be off during the night.

Without optional pool heat pool temperatures can go down to 52 to 60°F in December to March depending on weather.  The pool heater will help warming up the pool faster when it gets warmer outside, however you should not expect “bathtub temperatures” during or after Florida winter cold fronts.

Only our service person may change the settings of pool equipment.

Pool heat can only be requested for the entire length or remainder of your stay. It can not be turned on/off intermittingly.

There is an extra fee for each time we need to change the pool heat setting.

Disclaimer:
We reserve the right to make pool heat unavailable at any time for maintenance or repairs. In case of a technical malfunction, we will refund the pool heat charge for the time the heat service was not available to you. No further credit will be given if pool equipment fails or is unavailable for any reason.

You understand, we do not guarantee any specific temperature with pool heat service and no refunds can be provided.

Understanding pool heat

—-> The pool heater and circulation pump are usually running during daytime hours (between approx. 10 am and 4 pm). Both are off at night!
IMPORTANT: No water circulation or a red light at the equipment does NOT indicate any malfunction when the pump is off.

Disclaimer: It is your responsibility to keep water level at the correct height between pool service visits. If water level gets too low (due to evaporation between pool service visits) the pool heater will NOT work. During times of low precipitation, evaporation may lower the water level to a degree where the circulation pump is sucking air. Consequently the pool heater will not work. Instructions for  Correct water level see here. No REFUNDS if this happens!

The pool heat cannot be set higher than that maximum temperature (85°F)  in order to keep chemicals balanced. If you want a “hot” pool you need to book a property with SPA. Swimming pools are NOT intended for higher temperatures. Setting a pool to a higher temperature would trigger additional maintenance (bi-weekly pool service, increase in chemicals usage, increase in electricity) which are NOT included in the pool heat fee.

Properties with combined a spa/pool:

If you would like to use the spa you will need to order pool heat otherwise, the spa won´t heat up.

During usage of the spa, the pool will not be heated. Switching between the pool/spa will trigger a protection pause for the heat pump. So using the spa will practically prevent the pool from being heating during that time. Since there is a pool automation system installed the temperature reading on the heat pump itself will not be accurate.

Spa usage is limited to 2 hours at a time.

 

Our opinion:
Anybody is different when it comes to pool heat. So please don’t ask us, if you need pool heat on or off. As Floridians, we need it year around. 😉

DISCLAIMER: Malfunction of the spa happens from time to time. Optional pool heat service is intended for pool heating, spa heating is just an additional benefit when purchasing pool heat. The spa will NOT be heated if pool heater service is not activated.

Malfuction of Spa (Jets, blower etc) does not entitle for a refund for optional pool heater service as long as pool heater was working and available for swimming pool.

Discounts

Pool heat is a charge for electric power and depreciation on the pool heater. Therefore, we cannot provide any discount or reductions on pricing for pool heat.

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