Pool heat pumps are very popular because they are environmentally friendly and save energy. Nowadays they are the standard pool heating in almost every project. Modern heat pumps are also cheaper than they used to be without any loss of quality. Pool heat pumps have actually become a lot more efficient over the years. A pool heat pump can now heat your pool to a pleasant 28°C at half the cost of heating your pool with the most modern gas boiler.
A pool heat pump undoubtedly adds great value to your pool, but how does it work exactly? Leisure Pools only use air-to-water heat pumps. Air-to-water heat pumps extract the latent heat from the air and transfer this heat into the pool water. Although some people find it hard to believe, a pool heat pump also works without sunshine, so you can heat your pool at night at a lower electricity rate. Please note that if temperatures fall below 10°C, the heat pump’s efficiency will reduce significantly. The best period of the year to heat your pool with a heat pump is therefore May to September. If you want to enjoy lovely warm water for longer, we can provide additional pool heating using your central heating system.
An air-to-water heat pump is relatively easy to install, as no excavation or drilling work is required. A pool heat pump does need an electric energy source to function, so it must be connected to your electricity network. A pool heat pump uses very little energy. About 70 to 80% of the energy required is extracted from the ambient air. A pool heat pump saves a lot of energy compared to a traditional heating system, which is a definite plus for your energy bill and will contribute to a greener environment. A heat pump is therefore perfect for heating an environmentally friendly pool.
As you can see, a pool heat pump offers many advantages. This type of pool heating will use less energy, which will benefit both the environment and your energy bill. If you want to be able to take a warm dip during the colder months, you can complement your pool heat pump with a connection to your central heating system. Do not hesitate to contact us to find out more about our pool heating methods. Whether you are considering a pool heat pump, a connection to your central heating system or a combination of both, Leisure Pools will be pleased to advise and assist you.