In some regions of Australia natural gas heating is unavailable or uneconomical to run. This doesn’t mean you have to miss out on family fun and entertainment in your swimming pool.
Pool heat pumps are a great alternative to gas heaters and are designed to heat a swimming pool using electricity. Delivering up to five times more energy in heat than it consumes electricity, this technology is based on the same principals employed by air conditioners and refrigerators. The pool heat pump extracts latent heat from the atmosphere, with 80% of the required power coming from the air. The warmer it is, the better it works.
The use of pool heat pumps has become extremely popular especially with the introduction of inverter technology, which reduces the overall running cost. A correctly sized pool heat pump can provide a consistent year-round heating solution for pool owners who want to use the pool on a frequent basis.
To realise the operating savings and efficiency of inverter technology it is critical to maintain a consistent temperature within 2°C of the desired pool water temperature. Therefore, heat pump solutions must incorporate the installation and use of a pool cover.
Heat pumps also provide a solution for situations where traditional solar pool heating roof space has been allocated to photovoltaic (PV) electricity panels. The size of the PV solar system should allow for the energy requirements of the heat pump in addition to the household. The consumer must take this into consideration when sizing the PV solar system for the home. The risk of not doing so can result in generated power for the home being consumed by the pool heat pump.
At Supreme Heating, we offer three extremely efficient pool heat pump products that come in a range of sizes. The Heatseeker VortexE Inverter will work in temperatures as low as 10°C, comes in sizes from 9kW to 17kW, and can achieve an amazing maximum COP of 9.9.
The Heatseeker VortexPro Inverter will heat and cool your pool water, if required. It operates up to a whopping 15.0 COP and can be bought in sizes from 10kW all the way up to a 35kW three-phase version.
Our commercial-grade pool heat pump, the Heatseeker Vortex C Inverter can deliver an even higher COP of 16.0 and will warm a pool of up to 400,000 litres in size.