Pool Heat Pumps
What Is A Pool Heat Pump?
Heat pump systems have been available for many years and are commonly used for household hot water systems, pool heating systems and many other commercial water heating applications.
Heat pumps use the same proven reverse cycle technology as modern air conditioners, but instead of transferring the heat or cold to air, pool heat pumps use a titanium heat exchanger to transfer the heat or cold to pool water.
Pool Heat Pump Considerations
- Indoor or outdoor pool?
- Are you using a pool cover?
- Desired pool temperature?
- Commercial or domestic use?
- Climate in your region?
- Sun and wind exposure?
- Size and volume of pool?
- Extended season or year-round swimming?
- Will solar electricity panels be installed to offset operating costs?
How A Heat Pump Works
Why Choose A Heat Pump Rather Than A Gas Heater?
– Low operation cost
– Solar panels can be installed to offset energy use
– Up to year-round pool heating
– Regulated pool temperature
Can Heat Pumps be used with Solar?
Yes! In fact, this is the most popular solution chosen by pool owners.
This combined system offers the best of both worlds and effectively minimises operating costs and maximizes use of your pool. An additional system controller can be used to manage and customise the operation of the combined system.
A pool cover is highly recommended, in fact, all heat pump rating are based on a pool cover being used.
Heat pumps are normally installed externally and are best mounted in sun exposed locations on a solid base, close to the existing pool filtration equipment.
Like air conditioners, heat pumps will require a dedicated electrical circuit and isolation switch installed by a qualified electrician.
An experienced pool plumbing technician can then adapt your existing pool filter system to incorporate the heat pump. A controller may be required depending how you want the system to operate.