Leomon Technology is proud to offer you a variety of options when it comes to choosing how to heat your pool. Our goal is to provide the best solution for your swimming pool and how it is used. So it's worth looking into the different ways to heat your swimming pool and understanding what each option can do for you and your family.
Heat pumps are gaining popularity due to their low environmental impact and relatively high energy efficiency. Heat pump water heaters can work in places where solar water heaters are not suitable - places with less sunlight like the south side of a mountain.
How do they work?
They use the ambient air around the device to heat your pool. The air passes through the evaporator coil, which uses the heated refrigerant to heat the water returning to the pool. This process does not require natural gas, greatly reducing operating costs.
How efficient are they?
The energy efficiency of a heat pump is measured by the coefficient of performance (COP). The higher the COP number, the higher the efficiency. Unlike many other technical components, there is no standard test for measuring COP. So you really can't compare the COP of different models unless you know the manufacturer uses the same test for each model.
Manufacturers typically measure COP by testing heat pump pool heaters with an outdoor temperature of 26ºC and a pool temperature of 26ºC. COP is typically between 3.0 and 7.0, which translates to 300%–700% efficiency. This means that for every unit of electricity required to run the compressor, you will get 3-7 units of heat from the heat pump. Obviously, the higher the COP, the lower your operating costs.
Sizing Your Heat Pump
Choosing the right size heat pump for your swimming pool is no easy task. You should have a trained pool professional perform a proper sizing analysis for your particular pool to determine the size of your pool heater.
There are many factors involved in sizing a heat pump pool heater. Basically, the size of the heater depends on the surface area of the pool and the difference between the pool and the average air temperature. Many other factors need to be considered as they also affect the heat load of an outdoor pool, such as wind exposure, humidity levels and cool nighttime temperatures. This means that pools located in areas with higher average wind speeds on the pool surface, lower humidity and cooler nights will require larger heaters.
More benefits of installing a heat pump
A heat pump is a good investment if you are concerned about the environmental impact of your purchase. Heat pumps use renewable energy and emit no air pollution. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they can also boast an energy efficiency with a COP (Coefficient of Performance) between 5 and 6.
Heat pumps harvest heat from renewable energy sources - this can come from air or water. Therefore, heat pumps are divided into two categories: air sources and water sources. Both types use electricity to transfer heat to your pool. Air source heat pumps transfer heat from the air and water source (geothermal) heat pumps transfer heat from water.
Heat pumps use electricity to capture heat and transfer it from one place to another. Heat pump pool heaters use a combination of solar energy and electricity to heat your pool effectively and efficiently. The pump itself is powered by electricity and transfers heat from the surrounding atmosphere to the water in the pool. More specifically, the pump takes heat from the sun-heated air, upgrades it with a compressor, and transfers it to the water.
Heat pump pool heaters work efficiently as long as the outside temperature remains within the 7ºC–10ºC range. The colder the outside air they inhale, the more energy they need to use. In summer, the outside temperature is usually at a level where the use of a heat pump is not necessary, as the ambient temperature of the water is usually high enough for you to swim happily.
Another thing to keep in mind is that some heat pump hot water systems are multipurpose. This means that in addition to heating your pool, you can enjoy the benefits of "central heating" in your home. They do this by pumping hot water from a hot water tank around the underfloor heating plumbing system. Some systems can be used to heat hot tubs, spas, or swimming pools and are less expensive than using electric heaters.
Many people are drawn to buying heat pumps to heat their swimming pools because they are relatively inexpensive to operate. Often you will find only an additional $40-$160 in operating costs added to your spending budget.
If you do choose to invest in a heat pump for your swimming pool, you can rest assured that your investment will provide you with warm and comfortable water year round for 15-25 years (depending on the model installed).
Installation and Maintenance
Leomon Technology will advise you on a proper maintenance plan for your specific heat pump. Pool heaters benefit from receiving an annual adjustment service. Due to the many moving and electrical parts of a heat pump pool heater, it may require regular servicing by an air conditioning technician.
Like all assets around your home, properly installing a heat pump and then maintaining it continuously will optimize its efficiency.