Swimming Pool Heat Pump Costs
What is a swimming pool heat pump?
Swimming pool heat pump is a very simple technology. More importantly, it has high energy efficiency and relatively low-cost options that can heat your swimming pool more or less throughout the year.
How does a swimming pool heat pump work?
Heat pumps do not generate heat by themselves; they work by using only a small amount of electricity to capture heat from the surrounding air and then transfer the heat to your swimming pool.
The heat pump will draw in air through a fan and use a compressor to increase its temperature, and then transfer it to the pool water through a condenser.
Once the heat is transferred, the process will repeat, increasing the temperature of the pool water continuously.
The cost of swimming pool heat pump:
The heat pump is approximately:
1/2 of the cost of natural gas
1/3 of the cost of oil or propane
1/5 of resistance cost
Swimming pool heat pump operating costs:
The cost of using electricity input is 0.12 kWh, natural gas is US$1.20 per heat, and propane is US$2.50 per gallon. I can tell you that the operating cost of using a pool heat pump will be half of the cost of using a pool gas heater. Natural gas and pool gas using propane are used. A quarter of the cost of the heater. I would also add that the service life of a swimming pool heat pump is 10 to 15 years, while the service life of a pool gas heater is about 5 years.
This is not at all a cost that most homeowners are willing to bear to heat their swimming pool. Although the result may seem to be a huge bill for homeowners who use gas pool heaters, the reality is that homeowners just try to avoid using heaters. Then, the cost of heating the swimming pool becomes a luxury cost and an expense that families cannot or are unwilling to bear.
In most cases, the homeowner is in his initial state-due to high operating costs, he cannot fully enjoy the comfortable heated swimming pool at his convenience. Well, he is not where he started. He now also pays for the gas heater out of his pocket.
Considering the commercial pool, similar issues are imminent, but due to commercial budgets and demands, operating costs may not be so high. The question at this time is-should the operating cost be too high just because it is within the budget? Or can the operating cost of gas be transferred to other expenses of the property? For example—should a homeowners’ association set aside $20,000 per year to run the gas heaters that year—or understand their heat pump options, spend about $4,000 per year, and allocate $16,000 for other community improvements?
The cost of installing a swimming pool heat pump is entirely related to electricity. The pool heat pump requires 220-volt electrical service and its own 50-amp circuit breaker. If your swimming pool has this service, then you are in a leading position, and the installation cost should be between $300.00 and $500.00. If you need to turn off the power in the pool area, this fee will be different, but it will be 95% of your installation fee.
Advantages of heat pump:
1. 3-6 times more energy saving than ordinary electric heaters
2. The operating cost is 50-80% cheaper than gas heaters
3. Easy installation
4. Hot pool water that is not affected by sunlight/weather conditions
5. Economic operating costs
6. Environmental protection
Disadvantages of heat pump:
1. The purchase price is relatively high
2. The gas heater heats up slowly from standing
3. Operating cost is higher than solar heating