If you own a swimming pool and are keen to find a cheaper way to heat your water then you may be wondering if an air source heat pump can help. Take a look at the information below and find out whether an air source heat pump is a good solution and how to go about getting one installed.
Can an Air Source Heat Pump Heat My Pool?
Yes! Air source heat pumps are an energy efficient and low carbon heating solution that are often used to heat homes and other buildings. The good news is that they can also be used to heat your swimming pool, providing you with warm temperatures to swim in all year round.
How Do Air Source Heat Pumps Work?
An air source heat pumps works by pulling in air from outside and using the latent heat within it to provide hot air that can be used to heat your pool. The air that is collected is transferred to a compressor that works to heat it even more and then sent to your pool; it works just like a fridge but in reverse, taking the warm air in and expelling the cold air.
Air source heat pumps use less energy to create heat than the amount of energy they expel, making them a popular choice with consumers who want to reduce their carbon footprint and lower their energy bills.
Which Pump is Best for My Pool?
There is no one air source pump that is best used for swimming pools as the size and location of your pool need to be considered first. When you know the capacity of your pool, whether it is indoors or outdoors and the length of time you want to heat your pool for over the year then you will be able to find the right air source heat pump with the help of an expert.
In general terms, your air source heat pump will need to run for at least eight hours a day, in line with the pool circulation pump usage. In addition to this, if you want to reheat your pool outside of the eight hours then you will need your air source heat pump to work for longer.
If your pool is located indoors then you will need your air source heat pump to warm the air in the pool room as well as the pool to ensure that evaporation does not become an issue for your pool. One way to reduce the cost of heating and reheating is to install a quality pool cover that will help to keep some of the heat in when you are not using it.
How Much Will it Cost to Install an Air Source Heat Pump?
If you are keen o the idea of installing an air source heat pump then you will want to understand the costs involved so that you can work out if it is viable to proceed or not. Most air source heat pumps for swimming pools cost between £1.5 – £15 thousand and depend on the size of your pool and the temperatures you want to achieve.
Once your air source heat pump is installed, you will use between 50 – 200w of energy per square metre to heat the water with well covered pools coming in at the lower end of usage and exposed pools being at the higher end.
Rowlen Are the Experts You Need
If you are ready to have an air source heat pump installed for your pool or you want to find out more about the options available to you then the Rowlen team are ready to help. Connect with us today and get accurate, no-obligation quotes for your pool