Best Pool Heat Pump for Cold Climates
Can I use my heat pump in winter?
Heat pumps are an amazing invention when it comes to renewable energy, they harvest energy from the surrounding air and transfer it to the flowing water in the swimming pool. One question homeowners tend to ask when they hear this: How does a heat pump draw energy from the air on a cold winter day? Does this mean I can't use the heat pump in winter?
Rest assured, you can always use your pool heat pump at any time of the year. Our cold climate pool heat pumps are designed for cold climates, they can operate in temperatures as low as -20 C° and as high as 45 C°.
It is harder to absorb heat in cooler climates, so there is less heat output, in which case you will need more heating output to reach the desired swimming temperature.
Here are our best pool heat pumps for cold climates
The heat pump is equipped with an efficient automatic defrost function that senses the refrigerant temperature and prevents freezing, allowing the heat pump to operate correctly at lower temperatures.
Because the 100% titanium heat exchanger ensures non-corrosive performance, there is no need to worry about its long service life. The automatic inverter feature monitors and maintains the desired pool temperature by turning the water circulation pump on and off as needed.
1. 100% pure titanium heat exchanger.
2. Automatic defrost.
3. LCD control panel.
4. Automatically set the temperature monitor.
5. Corrosion-resistant plastic cabinet.
6. Thermostatic expansion valve.
7. AHRI certified performance.
1. Weather resistance, corrosion resistance and durable quality.
2. Keep reading the swimming water temperature.
3. Easy to install and easy to use.
4. Works well with all automatic control packages.
5. Bright almond color design, clear and clean appearance.
|Material||Titanium, PVC, steel|
|Product Dimensions (inches)||48 x 20 x 24|
|Product Weight (lbs)||139|
|Heating Capacity (BTU)||55,000|
|Circuit Breaker (Volt)||220|
|Coefficient Of Performance (COP)||5.92|
21 ft round or 15’ x 30’ oval (above ground pools);
10,000 gallons in-ground pools
Here are 7 things you should know about pool heating in winter:
1 - no limit
Even on the coldest days, your pool heat pump can always draw energy from the surrounding environment, when the weather is cold, efficiency and output can suffer. This can be solved by increasing the heat pump size, increasing the length of time the heat pump runs, or Lower the pool temperature.
2 - Defrost Mode
Defrost mode has you covered. The function is fully automatic and the defrost process is activated as soon as ice builds up on the heat pump assembly. The heat pump will run in reverse for a few cycles to melt any ice that forms, and will operate normally after all the ice has been removed. This process only takes a few minutes and usually won't affect your pool heating time.
3 - Always maintain your heat pump
Remove any winter debris from around the pool heat pump area to ensure proper ventilation, keeping in mind that the heat pump will not operate effectively with restricted airflow.
4 - The pool cover is your best friend
Use a pool cover whenever you heat your pool. Your pool cover acts as insulation for your pool, which is important for saving the energy you supply inside your pool, and it will also reduce evaporation, one of the biggest heat and water losses.
5 - Larger units make your winters feel like summer
The larger unit size means your pool heat pump can easily survive the winter due to higher efficiency and power, always choose the larger size if you are looking for winter pool heating.
6 - Maximum runtime
Give your pool heat pump some time. Technically, heat pumps run 24 hours a day. Using a single pump controller ensures the pool doesn't become over-chlorinated, and with multiple timer settings on the WiFi app, you can set silent mode to run at night and full power during the day.
7 - Remote control via app
Use your Wi-Fi app to manage your pool heat pump. No need to leave a warm spot to check your pool heat pump, or dip your toes in icy water to check if your heat pump is done heating, our app lets you cover, monitor and control your heat pumping from your home with ease in winter.