Should You Install a Swimming Pool Heat Pump?

by Pool Builders on 06-01-2008 in Articles

If you have a pool, have you ever considered using a swimming pool heat pump to heat it? The efficiency of one of these units depends on the actual temperature outside. Since most pools are located outside, it is a logical choice to heat them in this manner. Many people still are not familiar with the operation of these machines. They do not actually generate heat; they just move it from one place to another.

A swimming pool heat pump will heat the pool to the desired temperature at an efficient cost. Just set the machine to the temperature you want and that is it. Thus, even if the weather is not that great, you can be assured that your pool is the right temperature for a enjoyable swim. These pumps work best when the weather is not too cold. They use the outside air as a free energy source.

A swimming pool heat pump will work in the same principle as an air conditioner or refrigerator but in reverse. The main mechanics of one of these units consists of a condenser, a ventilator, a heat exchanger and a compressor that incorporates a refrigerant.

The swimming pool heat pump will kick into action when the temperature of the water falls a degree or two below its desired setting. When the water reaches the temperature you have set on the machine, then it will automatically shut off until it is needed again. To find one of these units, check with a local heating and air conditioning supplier, they will likely carry heat pumps of varying sizes as well. Alternatively, you can search the internet for a company that may sell them online. However, purchasing them from a reputable dealer that is local to you is much more advised because you should have the supplier install the unit and provide you with the proper operating instructions.

In conclusion, heating your pool with a swimming pool heat pump is an energy efficient method of keeping your pool comfortable during the entire swim season.

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