Heat Pump for Inground Swimming Pool
A heat pump is a device that uses a small amount of energy to move heat from one location to another. The heat pump used to heat the pool transfers heat from the outdoors to the water. Because they use already available heat and transfer it from one place to another, they use less electricity.
The working principle of the heat pump pool heater:
When the pool water circulates through the pool pump, it passes through the filter and the heat pump heater. The heat pump heater has a fan that sucks in outside air and directs it to the evaporator coil. The liquid refrigerant in the evaporator coil absorbs heat from the outside air and becomes a gas. The hot gas in the coil then passes through the compressor. The compressor adds heat to produce very hot gas, which then passes through the condenser. The condenser transfers heat from the hot gas to the cooler pool water circulating through the heater. The heated water is then returned to the swimming pool. The hot gas returns to a liquid state as it flows through the condenser coil and returns to the evaporator, where the whole process begins again.
Compared with the reciprocating compressor of a standard unit, the more efficient heat pump pool heater usually uses a scroll compressor.
As long as the outdoor temperature stays above 45ºF-50ºF, the heat pump pool heater can work efficiently. The colder the outside air they suck in, the lower their efficiency, which leads to higher energy bills. However, since most people use outdoor swimming pools in warm and mild weather, this is usually not a problem.
Choosing a heat pump pool heater:
The cost of heat pump pool heaters is higher than that of gas pool heaters, but due to their higher efficiency, their annual operating costs are usually much lower. With proper maintenance, the service life of heat pump pool heaters is usually longer than that of gas pool heaters. Therefore, in the long run, you will save more money.
When choosing a heat pump pool heater, you should consider:
Heat pump for inground swimming pool:
The heat pump pool heater uses the most efficient and economical technology to obtain heat from the air and use the water flow in the swimming pool to heat the water. Since filtration runs during the hottest time of the day, a heat pump pool heater is the best way to heat an underground swimming pool.
Another option that people consider is electric swimming pool heating systems-these are only effective for large swimming pools, so most standard underground pools do not meet the conditions. Then there is the gas and fuel heating system, which can quickly heat the swimming pool to a high temperature, but it is extremely inefficient and costly. They may also consider solar systems, which may be a good choice, but they work well with HPPH.
Many people choose pool heat pumps for their underground swimming pools because of their low energy costs. Although they take longer to heat the swimming pool, once it becomes a heater, they can retain the heat through a good swimming pool cover and are very efficient.
Heat pump for above-ground swimming pool
Although people are sometimes reluctant to invest in HPPH for their above-ground swimming pools, they are the best way to heat the swimming pool at a lower operating cost. For above-ground swimming pools, some people choose not to heat them at all because they are only used in summer when the weather is warm.
For above-ground swimming pools, the swimming pool must be covered with a high-quality swimming pool heater. The solar swimming pool cover is ideal for above-ground swimming pools because it heats the pool when the sun is shining.