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
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
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
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