|Heat Pump Swimming Pool Heaters
|Many people put in a swimming pool only to
discover that the water is often too cold
to enjoy it. Heating the water in the pool
will allow you to use it more hours of the
day and also for more months of the year.
An electric heat pump is the best choice
for those who want to use their pools regardless
of the weather. These heat pumps work by
collecting and absorbing the sunís energy
from the outside air. The pumps compress
this energy and transfer it to the pool water
by circulating the water through the heater.
If you are thinking of buying
a pool heat
pump, consider the following:
- The right size heat pump can maintain any
desired pool temperature between 80 F and
90 F degrees regardless of weather conditions,
as long as the outside temperature is above
45 F degrees.
- Pool heat pumps are more efficient than gas
pool heaters because they use the solar heat
of the sun; as a result, they cost less to
run. They will last from 5 to 15 years and
are easier to maintain than gas models.
- Pool heat pumps are usually placed on a concrete
slab in the swimming pool area next to the
pool water pump and filter. A timer will
automatically operate the heater.
A thermal heat pool cover should be used
with all pool heating systems. Without a
cover to keep in the water's heat, the cost
of heating the pool will generally double.