If the time has come for you to replace your swimming pool heat pump, you will probably be shopping around to try and find one that will work hard and produce the best results, but do you know how long a pool heat pump can actually last? In reality, the lifespan of a pool heat pump is dependent on a wide range of factors, and we’ve shared them all below to give you the information you need to keep yours around for as long as possible.
The Pump You Choose
One of the most obvious factors when it comes to getting the best life from your pool heat pump is the pump you choose. There are many different options available and it is important that you find a model that is appropriate for your pool and your usage. If you buy a budget heat pump then you can expect to have to replace it sooner than if you choose a more expensive model.
The Fitting Method
Once you have decided on a pool heat pump, you will need to think carefully about how to fit it. Many people think that they can save cash by DIY fitting, but this can be extremely dangerous, especially when it comes to wiring in the electricity. Rather than putting yourself in danger and potentially damaging your new pool pump, take the time to find a reputable installation service and get a surge protection kit installed too to save your pump from being damaged during a power surge.
The Warranty Offered
You can expect your new heat pump to come with some kind of warranty, depending on the make and model. Most heat pumps come with up to two years of parts and labour and some offer longer warranties for just parts. Rather than checking the warranty out after you have made your purchase, shop around to find a heat pump that offers the best warranty so that you can prolong the life of your unit for longer.
The Materials Used
As with most things, the better the materials used to create the heat pump, the longer you can expect it to last. Most heat pumps are made with copper exchangers but there are also newer devices that use titanium. Before you part with your cash, look around for the best materials in your budget so that you can look forward to fewer problems and a longer lifespan.
The Maintenance Solution
One of the best ways to keep your heat pump running for as long as possible is to regularly maintain and clean it. This means removing any build-up of leaves, twigs and other debris as well as ensuring that the airflow isn’t reduced at any time. It’s also important to book an annual service for your heat pump, where an expert can check all the components and make any repairs or replace any parts that are not working effectively. When properly maintained and serviced, your heat pump could last up to 15 years!
Let Rowlen Help
If you are keen to get the best life from your pool heat pump then it’s time to contact the team at Rowlen. Not only can we source and fit the best model for your pool, but we can also provide ongoing maintenance and servicing to help you prolong the life of your unit. Connect with our team today to discuss the range of services we have on offer!