Heat Pumps provide an energy efficient pool heating option.
If you’re considering your pool heating options, a heat pump might be the right choice for you. They are one of the most energy efficient ways to heat your pool and work in a similar way to reverse cycle air conditioning,
How do Heat Pumps work?
Heat pumps use electricity to capture heat and move it from one place to another, in the same way an air conditioner works. A Heat Pump does not actually generate heat but works by extracting ambient heat from the air – even in low temperatures. This heat is then transferred into a refrigerant gas which is compressed and heated further. The heat is then transferred into the pool water, and heats your pool. Quite simply, as the pool pump circulates the water, the water is drawn from the pool and passes through the filter and heat pump, heat is transferred and water warmed before being returned to the pool.
Heat pumps work efficiently if the outside temperature remains above 10 degrees, making it perfect for the Australian climate. However, it’s important to remember that it takes more energy to heat colder water.
So, why should you get a heat pump?
- They are inexpensive to run, however, as mentioned above, energy expenditure is increased if the outside and water temperature is cold.
- Heat pumps don’t rely on the sun, so you’ll get more use out of your pool rain, hail or shine.
- Installation is simple and inexpensive.
- There is no additional equipment.
- Heat pumps are unaffected by wildlife or environmental damage
With a heat pump you’ll be able to swim every day of the year.
Heatseeker Solaire heat pumps are available now at Summertime Pools. They are quiet, energy efficient, environmentally friendly and affordable.
Contact Summertime Pools or head in-store to hear more about heat pumps or request a quote.