If you want to enjoy your backyard pool all year, you should consider installing a pool heating system. While there are several types of heaters to choose from, heat pumps provide the most economical solution.
Heat Pumps are More Cost Effective Than Other Systems
The primary benefit of choosing a heat pump to keep your pool water warm is the efficiency of these systems compared to other options. Electronic heating systems, gas-powered heaters, and oil-powered heaters can significantly increase your energy usage.
Electronic heating systems are typically only recommended for small exercise pools. When heating a standard family pool, electronic systems become less efficient, draining excessive amounts of energy to heat your pool. You can also find gas or heating oil-powered systems. However, they use a considerable amount of gas or oil to produce a moderate amount of heat.
A swimming pool heat pump offers the most affordable way to enjoy a warm pool. Heat pumps function differently from other types of heating equipment. The pump uses a fan and compressor to take hot air from the surrounding atmosphere and convert it to energy to heat your water.
This process is more energy-efficient than relying solely on a heating element powered by electricity or fuel. For several dollars per day, you can maintain a comfortable water temperature between 15 and 28-degrees Celsius, even during the colder months.
Pool Heat Pumps are Easy to Install and Maintain
Adding a heat pump to your pool is a relatively easy process. The heat pump simply attaches to the existing swimming pool pump and a dedicated electrical circuit. These pumps typically feature a thermostat control, allowing owners to easily adjust the desired water temperature.
Heat pumps are also easy to maintain. There is very little maintenance required, other than removing any leaves and debris that collect around the pump.
Heat Pumps are Environmentally Friendly
Heating systems powered by oil or gas burn through their power source, releasing carbon emissions into the air. While heating oil has become more efficient and environmentally-friendly than in the past, it still produces emissions.
A heat pump does require electricity to run. However, heat pumps have a high coefficient of performance (COP) rating. The COP rating refers to the amount of energy produced for every unit of energy consumed.
Most heat pumps have a COP of 5 or 6, which is incredibly efficient. Gas and electric heaters typically have a COP below 1.
Besides the efficiency and simplicity of heat pumps, they are also a durable choice. A quality pump can last a decade or longer with regular use. Thanks to the combination of benefits discussed, there is no better option for enjoying a warm pool during the colder months.