How Effective Are Swimming Pool Heat Pumps?

March 29, 2023 | Air Source Heat Pumps, Heat Pumps, Heating, Swimming Pool Heating

How Effective Are Swimming Pool Heat Pumps

If you have a swimming pool then finding the most effective way to heat it is an important factor, especially when you want to use it on a regular basis. Air source heat pumps are not only a cost effective solution but one of the most effective ways to heat a pool on the market. Find out more about heat pumps and then arrange to have one fitted for your pool!

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How Does a Heat Pump Work?

An air source heat pump works by using a small amount of electricity to gather the heat from the air and then compress it and disperse it in your pool. It works alongside the filtration system and pumps heat directly into the water using a heat exchanger.

Air source heat pumps have grown in popularity over recent years as they are both environmentally friendly and produce a low carbon solution. They can be installed in any new system or retrofitted into an existing system, making them a great choice for any pool owner.

How Efficient is a Pool Heat Pump?

The level of efficiency depends on the model of heat pump you install and can be measured via the Coefficient of Performance which is a scale that goes from 300% to 700%. Put simply, each unit of electricity that the heat pump uses to take the heat from the air and convert it is then turned into 3 – 7 units of heat that will warm your pool.

The better the COP, the more efficient your pool heat pump will be and the cheaper your heating bills will be. To find the COP for your heat pump requires you to check out the manufacturer’s testing which will be shared on their website but as there is no standardised test for all heat pumps, you will not get the most accurate COP until your pump is installed and working.

How to Pick the Right Heat Pump for Your Pool

When you are choosing a new heat pump for your pool, you will need to consider a range of factors that include the temperature you want to heat your pool up to, the typical temperature in your area, the pool surface area and the length of time you want to use your pool.

You will also need to consider your available budget to cover the pump and the installation as well as the ongoing running costs. Knowing the answers to these questions will help you to understand how much heat you need your pump to generate, giving you a good idea of what to look for.

Can I Save Money and Install My Own Heat Pump?

Working on a budget will require you to cut corners wherever possible but if you are thinking of installing your own heat pump then this is not a good idea unless you are qualified in heat pump installation.

The reason why it is not advised to install your own heat pump is that it is a complex job to complete, that requires electrical knowledge. Failing to install it correctly could lead to injury and spending a lot of money on something that you may not be able to work. Ultimately, using a professional service for your heat pump installation will give you the best value for money and the safest solution.

Let Rowlen Help You

If you are ready for a more effective pool heating solution then the team at Rowlen are here to help. We can provide you with a competitive quote and install your heat pump so that you can start enjoying warmer water for less each month – get in touch today to find out more.

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