Swimming pools are a wonderful addition to any home. To enjoy your pool fully, however, it is important to make sure you have a pool heating system in place to keep the water warm even when the outside temperature starts to drop. While you may not want to plunge into the pool in the middle of winter, having the option to go for a swim any day of the year is truly satisfying.
There are several pool heating systems available on the market currently. There is solar pool heating, electric heaters, gas heaters, and heat pumps. Each of these heating solutions has its own unique set of benefits, but from our experience pool heat pumps are the best heating systems for your pool. That may seem like a bold claim i know, but we are sure you will concur after considering these advantages of having a pool heat pump on your pool.
Pool heat pumps are undoubtedly the most energy efficient pool heating options available today. Unlike electric heaters that use resistances and gas heaters that burn fuel to generate heat, pool heat pumps source the heat from nature. They will take heat from the surrounding ambient air and move it via refrigerant gas and a compressor to a heat exchanger releasing the heat into the pool water flowing around it.
This is the reason why pool heat pumps have an impressive Coefficient of Performance (COP) of 6.0, meaning that they produce more energy than they use (6 units for every unit consumed!) In comparison, neither gas nor electric heaters have a COP above 1.0!
As pool heat pumps are insanely energy efficient, it is only logical to assume that they are extremely cost effective as well. Sure, pool heat pump prices can be marginally higher than both gas and electric heaters, but they make up for it tenfold with considerably lower operating costs.
Gas heaters must continuously burn gas in order for them to produce heat. Needless to say, this heat production process has some damaging environmental consequences — the most prominent being an alarming rate of CO2 emissions. Pool heat pumps, on the other hand, do not have to burn anything to produce heat. This means that pool heat pumps produce zero CO2 emissions, making them an environmentally friendly alternative to pool heating systems. So, if you want to enjoy a swim in warm water, while also lending a hand in the preservation of the environment, pool heat pumps are your go-to heating option.
Pool heating systems are not generally cheap. So, if you are going to invest in one, you will want it to last for a very long time before spending on any major repairs or replacement. And that is exactly what you can expect from pool heat pumps. While most gas and electric heaters generally last about 5-10 years, a pool heat pump will last anywhere from 10 to 20 years! Keep in mind that pool heat pumps do have quite a few moving and electrical parts so it is always a good idea to have them serviced on an annual basis to get the best efficiency and lifespan out of them.
During hot summer days, swimming pools can be real lifesavers. But what happens during the colder autumn or winter months? Fortunately, with the use of a pool heat pump, you can now extend the quality time in your swimming pool all year round. With its high energy efficiency ratings, low operating costs, environmentally friendly heat production process and durability, a pool heat pump is undoubtedly one of the most worthwhile investments you can make for your swimming pool.
If you are considering a high-quality pool heat pump to add to your swimming pool, get in touch with us today! We have an impressive range of pool heat pumps from renowned brands like EvoHeat and Fairland. With class-leading features such as Inverter Heat Pumps, EvoHeat’s range, in particular, is engineered to deliver superior heating performance and efficiency under all Australian conditions.