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Pool Heat Pumps: All You Need to Know

Home swimming pools can provide countless hours of enjoyment for your friends and family in the warmer months of the year. However, without proper heating you may find yourself paying for the upkeep of something you barely use in the colder months of the year.

If this is the case, have you considered a heat pump for your pool?

Modern heat pumps (otherwise known as pool heaters) are surprisingly cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Furthermore, they can significantly extend your swimming season and maximise the usage of your pool.

Say goodbye to ice-cold pools in the winter, and hello to comfortable temperatures all year round.

Pool Heat Pumps

How Do Pool Heat Pumps Work?

Heat pumps do not actually generate heat on their own. Instead, they circulate the water of the pool through a filter, along with the heat pump heater, passing it back into the pool, and subsequently altering the temperature.

The heat pump features a fan, drawing in air and directing it towards an evaporator coil. The coil, utilising liquid refrigerant within, coverts the heat from the outside air into gas.

This gas is then compressed, heated, and used by the condenser to increase the temperature of the cooler pool water.

Essentially, heat pumps operate on the same principles as a refrigerator, but rather than pumping heat out into air, it does so into water.

Electric Heat Pumps or Gas Pool Heating?

Electric heat pumps typically cost around the same price as gas pool heaters to buy and install. Although there are several differences when it comes to the operating costs and performance.

Firstly, heat pumps can be significantly cheaper to operate during the warmer months when they are paired with a solar PV system. However, gas pool heaters are more effective in the colder months of the year. Therefore, you need to consider whether you are looking to extend your swimming season by a few months or to swim all year round.

Electric heat pumps will also generally last longer than gas pool heaters, meaning you won’t have to fork as much money for repairs, servicing and spare parts.

AstralPool Heat Pumps

AstralPools is an Australia-based company specialising in the production of pool and spa equipment, including pool heat pumps. Their large range of products can cater to all of your pool-based needs, with environmentally conscious, and cost effective pumps, cleaners, filters, and more.

Utilising injection moulding, CNC sheet metal fabrication, rotational moulding, powder coating and advanced assembly techniques, AstralPools is the premier pool heat pump manufacturer in Australia.

Locally based, you can rest easy knowing your pool needs are being seen to by the absolute best.

The Viron XT Variable Speed Pump

The Viron XT Variable Speed Pump from AstralPools is an industry leader. With 2 sizes to suit even the most exerting applications, these pumps are a shining example of modern energy-efficient technology.

This climate care certified heat pump has a 9-star energy rating, and can easily reduce lifetime pool operating costs, while still performing at a premier, professional level.

The variable speed controller allows for the adjustment of the flow rate in order to truly tailor it to suit your personal pool.

Reduce Energy consumption and greenhouse by up to 90% with this revolutionary air-sourced heat pump.

Pool & Spa Heaters Perth

Pool & Spa Heaters Perth are an authorised agent of AstralPools who boast over 20 years of experience supplying, installing, repairing and servicing pool heat pumps in Perth. Contact Scott today to discuss your requirements.


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