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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.

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