Swimming Pool Heater Air Source
Using an air source swimming pool heat pump is one of the most efficient ways to heat your swimming pool and will greatly reduce your swimming pool running costs.
Swimming pool heat pumps do not generate heat directly, they use a small amount of electricity to capture the abundant heat in the air and transfer it efficiently to the water in the pool.
How does a pool heat pump work?
Heat pump heaters contain a fan that draws in outside air and directs it over the evaporator coil radiator. The evaporator coil contains a liquid refrigerant that absorbs heat from the outside air and converts it into a gas. The hot gas in the coil passes through the compressor. The compressor then adds heat, producing extremely hot gas, which then passes through the condenser. The condenser then transfers heat from the gas to the cooler pool water, which circulates through the heat pump pool heater. The heated water is then returned to the pool. As the hot gas flows through the condenser coil, it cools rapidly and returns to the evaporator, returning to liquid form. Then the whole process starts all over again.
Benefits of Air Source Pool Heat Pumps
1. Heat pumps transfer heat - they don't produce heat - making them one of the most efficient heating methods on the market.
2. Operating costs are much lower than gas heaters
3. Environmentally friendly
4. 7 to 12 years service life
5. Can be controlled with your smartphone
How much does it cost to run a swimming pool heat pump?
Depending on your application, a heat pump can cost anywhere from $150 to $650 a year to run, and you can reduce these costs even further by using energy from the sun to actually heat a swimming pool for as little as $0.
Inverter heat pumps cost 85% less than other heating methods and can save up to $5,000 per year for the same (if not better!) results.
What size heat pump do I need for my swimming pool?
Heat pumps are sized to fit every application, there is no one size fits all heat pump, which play a role in the desired COP due to the various factors mentioned above. COP stands for Coefficient of Performance, which is a measure of the efficiency of heating and cooling machines, measured in units of electricity by the total energy output (kW) leaving the unit in the form of heating or cooling versus the total energy input (kW) entering. The higher the COP, the more efficient the unit, and we are proud to say that our units are known for a high COP of 8 to 10 on average.
Is a pool heat pump worth it?
The short answer is yes! You'll get more use out of your pool when it's heated! As mentioned earlier, an electric heat pump uses electricity more efficiently because it transfers heat from the air to the water. The lower annual cost compared to gas water heaters makes electric heat pumps popular for pool users who want to use their swimming oasis year-round.
How long does it take to heat a swimming pool with a heat pump?
The time to heat the pool depends on the size of the equipment and the heating efficiency, the larger the heater (kW), the faster the pool will be heated. We always recommend UP sizes in heat pumps as they are more efficient at half capacity (especially the inverter) than at full capacity. The correct size heater should get your pool to the desired temperature in 10 hours or less during the coldest hours of your desired heating season.
How long does a pool heat pump last?
Most premium brands have a warranty of 2 - 5 years, depending on the model and specification. We would avoid using any heater with a 12 month warranty.
What is the coldest temperature a heat pump can operate at?
Heat pumps can often operate in temperatures as low as 0 degrees and some can go as low as -10 degrees, again this is the Madimack range of heat pumps. In these cold temperatures, you'll find "defrost," a process that protects the heater from freezing in very cold temperatures. This is an automatic process in which a reversible valve releases the heated refrigerant at the compressor back to the condenser to prevent frost formation.
Does a pool cover matter?
The temperature of all pools varies throughout the year, mainly at night, as the ambient temperature also drops. Ideally, all pools should be covered, not only to retain heat in the water, but to stop water from evaporating and wasting (refilling the pool), and they help keep debris out of the pool when you're not using it. outside the pool.
Another advantage of a pool cover is that using the cover when the pool is not in use will greatly reduce the size of the heat pump required and further reduce operating costs due to the heat retained in the water with the blanket.
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