What is a swimming pool heat pump?
The heat pump is a great way to heat your pool or spa water for longer swimming seasons. With today’s energy costs, this is a great time to invest in a heat pump.
Compared to gas, oil or electric heaters, the heat pumps use just a small amount of energy to generate the same amount of heat.
Some heat pumps have an LCD control board and displays a menu-driven readout with easy to follow full work messages, no codes to memorize. Most have an automatic defrost feature that senses refrigerant temperature and prevents freezing. Some also have an automatic feature that monitors water temperature and turns the pump on and off as needed.
Heaters can be installed with new construction or added later. The units are connected to the pump and filter of your pool with simple plumbing. See all instructions for proper connection.
The size of the heat pump you will need will depend on several factors:
- How many gallons of water is in your pool?
- What temperature are you trying to maintain for your swimming comfort?
- What part of the country you live in?
Heaters for swimming pools are sized based on the BTU rating of the heater. The correct BTU rated heater you need will depend on your size and shape pool, gallons of water and what part of the country you live in. Once you determine the correct BTU rating, if you go a little larger you will be able to heat the pool quicker and save energy cost. Some of the advantages of a Heat Pump:
- No natural gas or propane gas to worry about
- They are easy to install with the pool installation or as an add on later
- Very little maintenance is required.
Stop by your local Medallion dealer and find out more.