How Do Swimming Pool Heat Pumps Work?

You bought your pool for many reasons…exercise, entertaining, family fun and maybe even therapeutic purposes. But even in warm climates, you’ve probably discovered that your pool is just too cold some days! Swimming pool heating cooling lets you use your pool no matter what the weather is like outside, so you can get the best return on your investment. Learn more about swimming pool cooling suppliers in Dubai.

So how do they work?

Heating pumps operate from electricity, but they do not generate heat. They use power as well as air that has been warmed by the sun. They are a form of solar heater. The heat from the air is extracted, made warmer with a compressor, and then transferred into the pool water.

The pool cooling pump you already have circulates the water through the pool heater and warms the entire swimming pool. The fan moves the air through the outer evaporator air coil, which acts as a heat collector. The air coil absorbs the heat from the sky and transforms it into a gas. This gas gets pumped into the compressor, which concentrates the heat and intensifies it. This now super-heated gas goes into the heat exchanger condenser, where the actual transfer of heat happens. As the water from the pool is pumped through the heat exchanger, the super-hot gas transmits its heat to the more cooling pool water. Then, the process starts all over again. Learn more about swimming pool heating.

The swimming pool heating tends to work most efficiently when the outside ambient air is at or above 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit. The fresher the air, then the more energy it takes for the heating pump to heat the air and, then, the pool water.

However, pool heat pumps are more efficient than gas pool heaters. Although electric models cost more, they have a much lower yearly operating costs…about a dollar’s worth of heat for every 20 cents of electrical input.

They also last much longer, which saves you more money in the long run. When they are installed and maintained correctly, they will last you at least 10-15 years or more. They require service now and then by a professional A/C technician to make sure everything is running smoothly and perform general maintenance. The typical warranty on a heat pump is between 5-15 years, so if there is a covered problem.

Swimming pool cooling is the preferred method of pool heating for athletic training as well as for treatments. This is because a heat pump will maintain any temperature between 80 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, no matter what the weather is like outside.

Your heater will work even better when you also use a thermal pool cover. This ensures that the heat you are pumping into your pool is staying in your pool…not escaping into the air! Think of the pool cover much like the roof on your house…without a roof, all of your heat or air conditioning would just go right out the top of your home. A thermal pool cover will increase the efficiency and lower the operating costs of your swimming pool heating.