When choosing the best way for heating your swimming pool, like anyone else, you want to find the most cost-effective way to do this.

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For every kW spent on heating the pool using a heat pump, depending on your choice of heat pump, approximately 5kW of heat energy will be going into your pool as the electricity being pushed into your heat pump only powers a fan and compressor. This is like spending £1 on heating, getting £5 out.

The system pulls heat from the air surrounding it and then transfers this into your swimming pool.

A heat pump works out to save approximately:

  • Up to 50% of the cost of natural gas heating
  • Up to 60% of the cost of oil or propane heating
  • Up to 80% of the cost of electric heating

 

See an estimate guide below to the costs on heating a pool from cold using the 4 most common heating methods. This guide shows averages and can vary depending on time of year and weather conditions e.g. using a heat pump in warmer weather, the larger the savings will be compared to in colder months.

How Much Will It Really Cost To Run a Swimming Pool Heat Pump? 

See some examples below of just 2 of the types of heat pumps that we sell: 

(These are for a large pool and smaller heat pumps would cost even less to run!)

 

Garden Pac 20.4kW (Suitable For Pools Between 50-95m3)

  • The Garden Pac 20.4kW is rated at 3.3kW
  • Typical electricity costs are 17p per kWh
  • Running costs are therefore 3.3kW x 17p = 56.1p per hour
  • Assuming that the heat pump runs for an average of 4 hours in a day (it is typically less than this in summer) this would cost: 
    • 4 hours x 46.2p = £2.24 per day

 

Calorex i-Pac 22 (Suitable For Pools Between 65-85m2 – Average Depth of 1.2m)

  • The Calorex i-Pac 22 is rated at 4.25kW
  • Typical electricity costs are 17p per kWh
  • Running costs are therefore 4.25kW x 17p = 72.25p per hour
  • Assuming that the heat pump runs for an average of 4 hours in a day this would cost: 
    • 4 hours x 59.5p = £3.07 per day

 

This comes to a total as low as £63 per month to heat a large pool, although do remember that typically for an outdoor pool, you would only run the heat pump during the summer months. 

In summer weather, and when used in line with a solar cover, you may find that some days your heat pump does not need to run at all!

However, in colder weather during the winter months, you may find the heat pump is running between 4-8 hours a day.

If you would like costings on heat pump options for your pool, please contact JB Elite on 01536 646 007 or email inof@jbeliteservices.co.uk.

 

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