Heat Pumps – Swimming Pools

 

A heat pump for a swimming pool is a fantastic and cost effective method to heat your swimming pool.   

 

There are a number of alternative ways to heat your swimming pool ranging from gas and oil burners to wood burners. Despite having these options that are available on the market to all consumers there is one simultaneous disadvantage to all of these options. They can be costly inefficient and require constant maintenance.

A heat pump for a swimming pool is an air source heat pump specifically designed  to meet the requirements of heating your pool.   

The other fantastic bonus is that the swimming pool heat pumps will come with a manufacturers warranty.

 

Why is a heat pump a better investment to heat my swimming pool compared to the alternative methods?

A swimming pool heat pump is foremost a much more cost efficient design to meet your needs.

For every Kw the swimming pool heat pump uses, up to 6KW of heat will be returned to the swimming pool. This alone makes the swimming pool air source heat pump up to 80% more effective than than other methods to heat your swimming pool than those that are currently on the market.

Not only are the savings great , it is a much more friendly option for the environment which is another bonus for renewable energy.

 

How does a swimming pool heat pump work?

 

The simple diagram below shows the sequence that a swimming pool heat pump performs on each cycle.

 

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Step One: The large fan on the heat pump draws in outside air across the surface of the evaporator.

Step Two: The liquid refrigerant within the evaporator coil absorbs heat from this outside air and the refrigerant ‘boils’ and becomes a gas. Because the liquid refrigerant is colder than the surrounding air it can still absorb heat at zero degrees and below.

Step Three: The warm gas passes through the compressor where it is compressed to form a very hot gas.

Step Four: The ‘heat exchange’ occurs in the condenser as the hot gas gives up heat to the cooler swimming pool water circulating through the coil. The pool water becomes warmer and the hot gas cools down as it flows through the condenser coil.

Step Five: The refrigerant gas returns to its liquid form and after passing through the expansion valve the whole process begins again.

Having a swimming pool heat pump installed is a simple process with our efficient team who will be happy to meet your needs every step of the way. If you have any query’s contact us by clicking HERE and we will respond to your request promptly.

Please note swimming pool heat pump designs and models will vary dependent on site survey and requirement