Today we have decided to heat our swimming pools with some of the top heat pumps to make an extremely detailed study, this will help us is making the best decision possible on which model is best. In any case, we should not forget how important the actual technical characteristics of the pump are such as reliability, ease of finding spare parts or qualified technicians and of course the warranty (usually two years although there are manufacturers giving the option of much longer guarantees).
Important Heat Pump Features
Looking at these important factors will much better help us determine which aspects can help make the best choice when buying a heat pump for our pool. In recent times, the use of heat pumps to heat private pools is having a tremendous growth to the detriment of other heating systems such as electric heaters or heat exchangers. The reasons are clear; their prices are becoming more competitive and their consumption is much lower than other heating systems, so the benefits are recognized very quickly.
A key aspect to know is that heat pumps always use a quality TITANIUM exchanger, which ensures high resistance to whatever water treatment. Among the different alternatives in heat pumps, there is a very easy distinction to perform at first sight and this is the type of vent. It can either be vertical output (the air outlet is at the top of the pump) or horizontal output (the air outlet is in the front of the pump).
The first heat pump systems that came out on the market for swimming pools were vertical air outlet. These systems are very old with a more bulky and noisy than generally horizontal output aspect. As we know, heat pumps require a minimum clearance (determined by the manufacturer) between the back and any obstacles, so that a proper air circulation can occur for smooth operation.
It is also important to evaluate several products can give us the same result such as keeping the pool water at 30 ° C, but usually all of the other characteristics will not be equal. This includes price, consumption, condenser type, compressor type, temperature controller model, pressure and sound power, pressure drop and more. All of these aspects will help us choose the one heat pump that we like best.
Don’t use in too Cold of Environments
Just do not forget that although some manufacturers state in their technical specifications that its heat pumps are capable of operating at temperatures below zero, it is usual that heat pumps operate at full capacity from 5-10 ° C (depending on manufacturer). It is important to clarify that the heat pump heating system is primarily aimed at extending the swimming season and not to be used on the pool all year, unless we are in warm climates where temperatures never reach levels that cold.
Currently, it is very common that in addition to having a specialized pool heater you should include other pool products to heat your swimming pool even faster such as a solar blanket or solar pool heater.