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Bathing fun in your own pool even in cooler temperatures

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Finally summer vacation up in the beautiful Black Forest! The sun is shining, the sky is blue, now jump into the lake to swim.

The Schluchsee, Titisee and many other small lakes tempt you with the cool water to cool off in summer.

But, phew, the water is pretty cold. Too cold. Swimming in the lake is no fun either. A good alternative is bathing in the warm pool in the garden.

A private pool is what many home and property owners want.

In the garden or at the holiday home, a pool always provides a pleasant way to cool off.

If you have your own pool, you will want to use it for as long as possible throughout the year. A pool heat pump is important for the cooler season.

There are many ways, but which is the most efficient?

A solar pool heater is only effective when the sun is shining, a dark tarpaulin is helpful as a supplement.

With a pool heat pump, nothing stands in the way of daily and long-term use of the pool, even in spring or late autumn.

If the pool is in a conservatory and is thus protected from frost, it can be used longer. It is very important to ensure that the temperature does not drop below freezing.

In this way, the heat pump and the pool are not damaged.

How a pool heat pump works

pool heat pumps Extract heat from the environment and transfer that energy to the water to maintain the desired water temperature.

Gases such as propane, ammonia or carbon dioxide circulate and evaporate in the pump. Steam is introduced into the heat pump's compressor, increasing the pressure. With an increase in pressure, the temperature rises so much that the heat collected can be used as a heat source for a garden pool.

The compressor of the pump is electrically operated. Since 80% of the heat of the water temperature is lost through the surface, a pool cover is advisable.

Types of pool heat pumps

  • Geothermal heat pump draws heat from the ground, useful when the pool is in the ground, but takes up a lot of space
  • Air source heat pump draws heat from the outside air, depends on the weather conditions
  • Groundwater heat pump, where the heat is obtained from the groundwater, requires clarification as to whether it may be installed

What you should consider when choosing a pool heat pump

Not only the design and the price are decisive. Rather, it depends on the required performance and technology.

An important factor is when you want to use your pool and what temperature you are comfortable with. The power output is measured in kilowatts and indicates how much energy the heat pump delivers to the pool water. It depends on the air, water temperature and humidity.

To compare different pool heat pumps, the COP value is helpful as a performance factor. The COP value corresponds to the ratio of the energy supplied to the water to the electrical energy used to operate the pump. The higher the COP value, the more efficient and economical the pool heat pump is. The energy requirement depends on the output, an inverter pool heat pump usually requires a little less energy.

Pool heat pump with inverter

If you are looking for an innovative model for your pool, choose a fully-fledged inverter pool heat pump. This technique is used in more and more pumps.

Inverter technology ensures that the performance of the pool heat pump matches your heating needs.

The inverter pump regulates the temperature fully automatically and ensures the right flow temperature at all times. The flow temperature describes the temperature that the water must reach before it can be delivered to the heating system.

The problem with conventional pool heat pumps is that the flow temperature control depends on the pump being switched on and off. The water cools down completely when the pump is not running.

The situation is different with a fully inverted pool pump, as this ensures an even flow temperature level. As a result, the pool water is always at a comfortable temperature.

Advantages of a pool heat pump with inverter

  • Long life span
  • low power consumption
  • Water temperature is detected and maintained
  • little need for space
  • relatively quiet
  • high efficiency

Optimal location for the pool heat pump

It should not be placed too far from the pool, usually no more than 10 meters away. It's also important not to place them too close to a wall that allows air to circulate freely. The pool heat pump should stand on a solid base, a poured foundation is best, as concrete slabs can work depending on the weather.

A place where the sun shines directly is ideal, because the higher the ambient heat, the better the benefit.

There must be a secured power connection. A normal socket is sufficient for smaller pumps. If it is a larger system, a power line is necessary.

The heat pump is integrated into the filter circuit with a bypass so that it can be switched off separately from the water circuit. There should be enough space between your neighbor and the heat pump. Note where the exhaust air exits. When buying, choose a variant that is as quiet as possible.

The best selection of pool heat pumps at Poolstark.de

If you are interested in buying a pool heat pump, then visit the online shop Poolstark.de. Here you will find a large selection of high-quality and durable pool heat pumps.

Image courtesy of Stefan Asal - Datacreate Asal