We have already compared the various heating systems for swimming pools , and the performance of the heat pump is undeniable. It is the most economical system both in terms of energy consumption and environmental impact.

However, the biggest benefit comes at the end of a long working day, when you decide to have a relaxing and regenerating dip in the water despite the absence of heat and sunshine.

Here are the four main reasons to choose a heat pump to heat the pool of your home.

 

How to heat a swimming pool inexpensively

The construction of a swimming pool seems like an undertaking, but it is not: the most demanding task (mainly because it has to remain constant) is maintenance. Cleaning, filter change, cover and above all heating: a beautiful (and expensive) outdoor pool, which upgrades the house, can not be left unused for 10 months a year!

The heat pump is now high on the preference list of all owners of subterranean and above-ground swimming pools, because it guarantees maximum performance through:

    • Minimal power consumption

    • Minimal space requirement

    • Low noise

    • Low environmental impact

    • Let's take a closer look at the key benefits of this choice.

 

Advantage # 1: Low cost of ownership

The heat pump makes it possible to achieve excellent results in the heating of the swimming pool and to keep the operating costs in relation to the power supply under control.

It can be installed quickly, provides a heated pool, and is economically comfortable: it uses renewable energy because it uses the outside air to generate heat (as well as other resources sourced from soil and water).

 

Advantage No. 2: No pollution

The heat pump is an ecological generator that protects the environment and does not pollute it. The low environmental impact is ensured even when large areas of water have to be heated: this means real savings in the cost of operation of the pool, which go beyond the size of the building and the amount of water for heat supply.

 

Advantage No. 3: Autonomous property management

Operation of the heat pump is manual and simple: even if a technician is required for the installation, it can be used fully autonomously throughout the year without the need for constant assistance or the intervention of qualified personnel.

 

Advantage # 4: Long life

The heat pump offers another important advantage: it is a long-lasting and reliable product. The compressor guarantees long-term high performance and efficiency (with normal use up to 15-20 years). The other parts also ensure a long service life, especially if the heat pump is developed with highly efficient and high-quality components.

 

Swimming pool heating: How heat pumps work

The great success of heat pumps is the energy savings they offer.

It is a device that proves to be the best of its kind in terms of low power consumption: it is a fact that we have already demonstrated through precise calculations and performance measurements performed by accredited laboratories.

Overall, the heat pump uses a renewable energy available in nature, this can be either air, in the water, or from the ground. 60-80% of the energy that the heat pump needs to work, comes from the environment. The remaining energy requirement is covered by the power supply, which is minimal, since the heat pump generates up to 4.5 or 6 kWh heat energy, depending on the operating temperature and only using 1kWh.

Deciding to ditch the trusted heat pump in favor of another heating system means:

  • higher electricity bills for an electric heater (which may seem attractive at first glance as the initial cost is lower than for a heat pump)

  • be prepared to pay large sums for the supply (electricity and gas) if you decide to connect an electric heat exchanger to the domestic boiler.

  • avoiding adverse weather conditions for maximum efficiency if you decide to install solar panels (which in any case have a significant impact on the family budget when buying).

To conclude:

Some of the main advantages of a heat pump for heating swimming pools in private homes are:

    1. Low operating costs

    2. Low pollution

    3. Autonomous property management

    4. longevity

In order to optimise the work of the heat pump, it is recommended to cover the system with a cover for swimming pools during the night and in any case during the non-use times.

At this point, all you have to do is calculate the cost of heating your swimming pool: below is a link to our online calculator which will give running costs and your pool heat pump required.

 

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