Pool Heat Pump or Pool Heater?
A pool heat pump will initially cost more than a heater to purchase and install, but it will save you money in the long run. If your aim is to keep your pool warmer all season, then the pool heat pump makes good sense. If, on the other hand, you want to occasionally heat the pool (for a late season party, for instance) then perhaps a gas fired pool heater would work better for you.
A pool heat pump runs on electricity and works like a refrigerator in reverse. You may notice that your refrigerator is cold inside but blows out warm air. The pool heat pump will use the heat and blow out cool air. There are actually some heating/cooling units that can heat your pool or cool your house.
During heat pump operation, liquid freon from inside the unit is pumped through the system (A) and is turned into a heated gas. This happens when heat is taken from the surrounding air (B) as it is drawn through the evaporator by the fan. The compressor (C) receives this warmer gas and compresses it to a higher pressure, resulting in the freon reaching even higher temperatures. As the unit sends the heated gas through the heat exchanger, the gas gives up its heat to the surrounding water (D). The freon is then reverted to its liquid state which completes the cycle (A).
The water (F), which is being forced through the heat exchanger (D) by your pool pump, is heated by three to five degrees as it passes through the heat exchanger. The water, now warmer, then flows back into your pool (G).
Hayward Above-Ground Heat Pump
ITEM # A_HPHPRO
Hayward’s above-ground heat pump is the most efficient way to heat an above-ground pool up to 13,000 gallons. Hayward builds high performance, quality and reliability into every heat pump with a titanium heat exchanger, quiet operation and easy installation for years of swimming comfort. An electronic control maintains the desired comfort level while ensuring energy savings by maintaining the water temperature within 0.5 degrees. The exterior cabinet is injection molded of tough polypropylene for a lasting appearance that will not rust.
- 50,000 BTU
- Titanium Heat Exchanger
- High Efficiency
- Quiet Operation
- Electronic Control
- Easy Installation and Wiring
- 1 1/2 in Plumbing Connections
- 220 Volt / 30 Amp Service Required
Summit Heat Pump from Hayward
ITEM # SUMMIT
Summit heat pumps offer excellent energy efficiency and industry-leading quiet operation. Locating plumbing connections on the back of the unit for unobstructed access, makes installation fast and easy and a standard ultra gold fin evaporator coil make it corrosion resistant – even in the harshest coastal environment. Summit delivers energy efficiency, superior value, performance and reliability.
- Thermostatic expansion valve delivers the right amount of refrigerant for optimal performance, regardless of the outdoor temperature
- Electronic temperature control ensures constant temperature and energy savings
- Scroll compressor means it runs super quiet
- Titanium heat exchanger and plastic cabinet are corrosion and rust resistant – even in the harshest costal environment
AquaComfort Pool Heat Pumps
Gas fired pool heaters are old technology. The use of a gas fired pool heater results in predictable consequences, high levels of greenhouse gases, mainly CO2, into the atmosphere (nearly 18,000 pounds of CO2 per year per heater). Gas fired pool heaters contribute nearly 3% of the total residential CO2 put into the atmosphere in the United States each year. They are no friend to the environment, to future generations or to your pocketbook.
The answer to dramatically altering the consequences of the old technology (gas heaters) is in the new, improved technology of Aqua Comfort pool heaters.
Micro computer technology and advanced engineering design concepts means that Aqua Comfort heaters are the most efficient heat pump pool heaters available today. And the more efficient you are, the more environmentally friendly you are.
By choosing an Aqua Comfort pool heat pump to heat a new pool or to replace or supplement an existing gas heater you are making an environmentally positive statement that you care about the future of our environment.
Protect our environment. Say no to gas heaters and less efficient heat pumps and say yes to Aqua Comfort, the environmentally smart pool heating choice.