The baptistery pool of any church is something that’s important to keep warm with heaters. This is because of the fact that if you let the water in these tanks get cold, it can make the people who have to go in them for the ceremony get too cold and uncomfortable. Here are a few solutions for heater units that you can use both for the baptistery and also for the church itself.
One solid way to make sure the baptistery tanks stay warm is with a circulation heater. This heater specifically heats up water in order to move and circulate it throughout the pool. You can do this through simple convection if you want. So basically this means that as the water inside the heater gets hot, it rises up, and the cool water goes down to the bottom, making it so that gravity is going to naturally circulate the water. Circulation units are such that you need to wire them permanently in the tank because they have to be connected directly into your electrical system.
Therefore, it’s important that you make sure that the circulation unit is in a church baptistery hat is going to be there as a permanent fixture and not one that’s temporary. Alternatively, you can use a system that uses a pump to move the water in and out of the heater. It’s important to do this for a circulation heater because otherwise you won’t get all of the water to heat properly since it needs to move through the heater on its own. If you have a gravity based heater, then you may need to stir the water yourself through some other means such as through your own pumping system. This could be a good idea anyway due to the fact that it’s important you keep the watered filtered and clean separately.
Another approach is to use heaters that you just dump into the baptistery area in order to heat the water up directly. The advantage here is that the units are portable so you could use them in many different baptistery areas if you wanted. You don’t have to just deal with whatever is available. After all not all systems will come with their own heaters, but you should always have an ability to heat up the tank if you need to do so.
Some heaters use a combination of both immersion and circulation technologies in order to heat the water. Basically this system uses immersion heaters to heat the water without making direct contact with the tub, and then a pump shoots the water through the hose where it’s heated and then spit back out again. So basically it has a circulation like ability to hear water, but the unit is still all portable since it doesn’t have to be bolted right down onto the tub like a lot of other circulation units are and it doesn’t have to be connected directly into the electrical system and it can instead use a plug in order to get the electricity needed in order to run the system.
Another approach for the overall heating is to use gas. Most churches don’t use gas for the baptistery elements, but around 5 percent of them actually do. But when it comes to actually heating the air of the church that the baptistery section is situated in, there’s definitely a sense in which the two types of heating are done differently. And for this a gas heater is actually sometimes used to make sure the church itself is warm even if a circulation heater that uses electricity is used in order to heat the actual tank itself. This means that it’s perfectly fine since it’s already been proven by other churches to be viable.