How to Extend Your Summer by Adding a Heat Pump to your Pool
We highly recommend hiring a professional to inspect your pool before buying a heat pump. This will help prevent any issues with the size or efficiency of the pump purchased. After assessing your pool’s requirements a trusted pool professional will assist you with decision making and installation thoroughly reviewing what types of heaters will work best for you. Once your heater is properly installed, you will want your pool professional to keep it working in top shape.
How Does it Work?
Contrary to belief, some heat pumps don’t actually generate any heat themselves, they use electricity to capture heat and move it from one place to another. Heat pumps pull in air from the outside, and by use of coils and other instruments, heats the air itself which then heats the pool water flowing through the pump.
This is not to be confused with a gas heater, which burns gas or propane to create heat, which is then transferred to the pool water passing through the heater. Though gas heaters are popular and cheaper upfront, they are not considered as energy efficient as a heat pump. The efficiency of the heat pump allows it to cost less overtime, though its initial cost may be more than the gas version.
Solar powered heaters can compete with both gas and heat pumps in relation to cost, but can be more cost efficient if used appropriately. The water from the pool is pumped through the solar collectors which heat the water using solar energy, then it is filtered and placed back into the pool.
Which One Should I Buy?
When considering a heat pump, the EVOline has the best cost to quality ratio, along with being environmentally and cost friendly; it actually produces 5 times the amount of energy that it uses. Following along with current technological trends, EVOline produced a smartphone app that allows you to control how the pump operates in the palm of your hand.
If considering a solar powered heater, you should look into your house’s solar resource: is there enough solar energy directed on the house where the system will be placed? If your house does not get proper sunlight, the solar powered heater will not function as well as it is intended to. The rule of thumb is that your solar collectors should equal 50%-100% of the surface area of the pool.