06 Dec Pool & Spa Heaters – FAQ’s
How do gas heaters work?
Pool water is circulated through the gas heater which can run on either natural gas or LPG. The heat generated by the burning gas is transferred into the water which is then returned to the pool.
How does a Heat Pump Work?
Heat pumps are designed to heat your pool by extracting ambient heat from the air – even in low temperatures. This heat is then transferred into a refrigerant gas which is compressed and heated further. The heat is then transferred into the pool water, and heats your pool. By using this process the heat pump units are very energy efficient with 80% of the required power coming from the air.
Tell me about inverter technology
Inverter technology allows you to vary or modulate the speed of the compressor – much like a variable-speed swimming pool pump. This maximises energy efficiency whilst keeping utility costs low, providing outstanding electrical savings and reducing your annual energy consumption.
What does COP mean?
COP (Co-Efficient of Performance) is a heating efficiency measure used to compare the performance of heat pumps. The higher the COP, the less energy required to produce a certain amount of heat.