How to heat a pool with a heat pump
Are you thinking about building a swimming pool at home? Building a pool is quite expensive, and heating costs must also be considered. A smart and cost-effective way to heat your pool is by using a heat pump.
When compared to heating a pool with electric heating, using a heat pump can save you around 65-80 percent of the heating cost. This means that you can afford to bathe in warm water even during colder weeks.
So how does it work? All you need to do is connect a heat exchanger, which will transfer heat from the pump to the pool. You will also need a waterborne system for this to work. If you do not yet have a heat pump, install one today and heat your home in the winter and your pool in the summer.
Which of the heat pumps are able to heat houses as well as pools? Here are a few examples:
The CTC EcoAir 510M air-to-water heat pump extracts heat from the air and offers high output during the swimming season. It is easy to install and requires no major work in the garden since no collector loop is needed.
The CTC GSi 12 ground source heat pump is another good option. It offers the same high output throughout the year because the temperature of the bedrock remains stable. Solar energy is stored in the groundwater and reused with the aid of a ground source heat pump.
How long does it take to warm up the pool? This is contingent on many factors. For example, the size of the pool, the outdoor temperature, and how much heat is dissipated by the pool. But it is commonly accepted that an average-sized heat pump will raise the water temperature by two to three degrees per day.
All you need to do is make sure that the heat is retained once the pool has reached a comfortable temperature. For this, a high-quality pool cover is a must. Slatted covers provide excellent insulation, and you can also use a transparent, retractable pool enclosure that fills roughly the same function as a greenhouse.
If you want to heat your pool with your existing heat pump, or if you are thinking about installing a new heat pump, contact your nearest CTC distributor who will help with everything from sizing to installation.