Types of Swimming Pool Heat Pumps

March 31, 2023 | Heating, Swimming Pool Heating

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If you own a swimming pool then getting the best heating output is important when you want to enjoy the water for as long as possible each year. We took a look at the different types of pool heat pumps to help you decide which one is best for your needs. Read on to find out more.

Inverter Heat Pumps

Inverter heat pumps are the newest type of heat pump on the market, offering a variable speed solution to help your pool compressor and fan run at the speeds needed to get your pool to the right temperature.

The main perks of choosing an inverter heat pump include lower running costs as they run at the required speed for the temperature needs and offer a COP of up to 14. They are also quiet models that offer soft start solutions, saving you from having to put up with loud running noises and electrical spikes when you are getting your pool to the right temperature.

On/Off Heat Pumps

On/Off heat pumps are a traditional option that runs at one speed and works hard to heat your pool to the required temperature. They are becoming less popular due to the introduction of the quieter, more efficient inverter pump but they still offer better efficiency than some other methods of pool heating.

The on/off heater works in a similar way to the inverter pump as they both take heat from the air and send it to the pool to heat it. However, an on/off pump is unable to recognise when the heater can work slower and when it needs to speed up, providing a one-speed solution that reduces the overall COP.

Other Ways to Heat Your Pool

If neither type of heat pump works for you then there are other options to choose from, including:

  • Gas Boiler
  • Oil Boiler
  • Electricity Heating
  • Solar Panels

Many pool owners also invest in products that help to keep the heat produced in the pool – from covers to liquid solar blankets and even win breakers. Reducing heat loss is important as it will save your energy bill and keep your pool enjoyable for longer.

The Best Way to Heat Your Pool

When it comes to picking the best way to heat your pool, an inverter pump offers the highest amount of efficiency as they only ever use energy when it is needed. They can provide heating for a longer season and can reduce the energy they use even when increasing the amount of heat that may be needed.

There are a number of options on the market to choose from and it can get confusing to work out which one you need. Before you invest in an inverter heater, take the time to find a model that suits your pool’s size and needs and don’t be afraid to ask for expert help – that way you will get the best results every time you go for a swim.

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Get Your Pool Running Well This Year

If you are ready to improve the way you heat your pool then the team at Rowlen are on hand and ready to help. We will discuss all your options and help you decide on the best solution for your situation. Once you have decided, we can then arrange to fit your new heater at a time that suits you. Call us today and let us help you enjoy your pool more this year.

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