What Size Heat Pump do I need for my Swimming Pool
What size pool heat pump do I need?
A heat pump is one of the most cost-effective ways to heat a swimming pool! Its energy efficiency is unmatched and the benefits of using a heat pump are countless.
At Leomon, to ensure you choose the right product for your pool, we've put together this guide to help you invest in the perfect sized pool heat pump.
What to Consider When Sizing a Pool Heat Pump
There are a few factors to consider when calculating what size heat pump you need for your swimming pool. These factors include:
2. Swimming pool size
3. Your swimming habits
To make sure you get the most out of your heat pump, you first need to choose a heat pump that suits the conditions in which it is located. With this in mind, your heat pump will provide more consistent and cost-effective performance.
Another thing to check is if the heat pump is the right size, but how do you know what heat pump you need for your pool?
Swimming Pool Sizing vs. Swimming Pool Heat Pumps
Pool size is an important factor when sizing a pool heater; the amount of water in the pool will determine how much power the pump needs. Our Leomon inverter heat pump is designed to maintain an average swimming pool with a power of 18.4kW.
Of course, the larger the pool, the more power the pump should have. When you are sizing a pool heat pump, you need to know the volume of the pool.
How to Calculate the Volume of a Pool
You can efficiently calculate your pool's capacity with our handy pool capacity calculator!
Climate and Pool Heat Pumps
The climate of the location where the heat pump is located must be taken into account, as this will affect the intensity of the work required by the heat pump to heat the swimming pool.
If you live in a warm area and own a medium sized pool, you can easily invest in a smaller to standard sized pool heat pump. Pool owners located in cooler climates will require more powerful pool pumps.
We recommend considering the Leomon inverter heat pump with powerful heat exchange technology.
Pool heat pumps still work well in cooler climates; they just have to work harder. Pay attention to the temperature of the water during the cooler months, as this will give you an idea of how hard the pump needs to work.
Swimming Habits and Pool Heat Pumps
Your pool habits won't necessarily affect the size of the heat pump, but it will affect the rate of heating required.
A more powerful heat pump will naturally have a better ability to heat the pool quickly. Even if you live in a warm environment, you may choose to purchase a powerful heat pump to accommodate your continued use of the pool.
That said, heat pumps are designed to provide resilient and reliable heating in a variety of climates, so a standard size heat pump is sufficient. However, for extra protection, consider a heat pump cover to protect it from bad weather.
How to Calculate the Swimming Pool Heat Pump Size Needed
The heating capacity of a swimming pool heat pump is usually measured in kilowatts (kW). The size of the pump you need depends on how many kilowatts per hour your pool needs.
It's worth remembering that different heat pumps have different coefficients of performance (COP), which means that specific models have different power requirements. Your best bet is to find the model of heat pump you want, then check the manufacturer's instructions to determine the size you need.
However, if you want a rough idea of what to look for, here are some averages from our range:
Pool volume Cold air heating capacity Heating capacity in hot air
20-40 m3 6kW 8kW
40-60 m3 9.5kW 13kW
60-80 m3 15kW 25kW
80-100 m3 18kW 30kW
By following these steps, you can quickly and easily estimate the size of the heater you need. Remember, however, that only a licensed swimming pool professional can perform a proper sizing analysis!
If you have any questions or concerns about heat pump sizing, feel free to comment below or contact us directly through Leomon.