During a warm and comfortable summer, swimming pool heat pumps may seem like a curious idea. However, as anyone who has plunged into an outdoor pool will know, even heatwaves that send the national media into a frenzy can’t completely take the wintery edge off British water. As such, millions of gallons of water are wasted, and thousands paid in maintenance costs for unused pools. Here’s a quick guide to making the most of your home swimming pool with one simple, cost-effective hack.

What Is A Swimming Pool Heat Pump?

Swimming pool heat pumps heat up the pool water and maintain it at a comfortable temperature for swimming. There are several varieties available, but they all work using the same principles, the heat is absorbed from the air using a refrigeration circuit that then transfers the heat to the pool water using a system of heat exchangers. A thermostat enables complete control of the pool’s temperature, which in most cases is set 27 – 30oC.

Why Are Pool Heat Pumps Useful?

A heated swimming pool has several benefits. Maintaining the water temperature means that the pool can be used at any time of the day or night, regardless of what the weather is doing. On a practical level, this gives better value for money, significantly extending the months during which an outdoor pool can be used. For friends and family, a heat pump means always being able to take a dip and enjoy the pool, optimising the potential for relaxation and exercise.

Are Heat Pumps Eco-Friendly?

There are several reasons why heat pumps are ecologically responsible. The first is a basic return on investment, because an unused pool represents a drain on energy and resources. Being able to use the pool every day, and having the option of extending its active months, means translating a good idea into a practical reality. Modern heat pumps themselves are highly energy-efficient, drawing the majority of energy from the air rather than the grid. The larger the pool, the more heat is required, but environmentally protective measures, such as thermally insulating covers, can cocoon the water and save energy.

Are Swimming Pool Heat Pumps Noisy?

No. Today’s swimming pool heat pumps are discrete and quiet. A fundamental element of their design is to retain the natural tranquillity that a pool offers. For pool owners who have older set-ups, upgrading to a newer pump brings lower costs and reduced noise.

What Next?

JB Elite are specialists in affordable, high quality swimming pool heat pumps. We are now able to offer Covid-19 safe home visits for maintenance and installation. For more information about how you can enhance your home pool experience, get in touch today.

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