A lot of modern swimming pools are using the latest and most advanced air source heat swimming pool heaters to get maximum return from the minimum input of energy when heating their pool. Deep End Pools have been supplying and installing swimming pool air source heat pumps for around 10 years.
The way a heat pump manages to be so efficient is through very economic heat transfer, the drawback of this is that it can take longer than a traditional boiler to heat the pool as it is transferring heat from the ambient air temperature around the unit. This is why when we install a an air source heat pump we have plenty of fresh air circulation to ensure the best possible air flow through the unit.
As the weather can be so variable from day to day with temperatures fluctuating as much as 20*c in a single month the units are sold with a few assumptions having being made by the manufacturer.
These assumptions are normally Average air temperature in a month, Assuming the swimming pool is covered when not in use and assuming that the circulation pump is on for a minimum number of hours per day.
These boundaries are normally easily met in a normal month however we sometimes get some really beautiful days in March and some really cold wet day days in May or June.
If you turn on your May – Sept heat pump in March because we are having glorious 22*c day time temperatures you have to consider that the average air temperature for this time of year is around 4*c / 5*c.
As many swimming pool owners who have had heat pumps for a few seasons will know the manufactures specification is normally fairly accurate over the swimming season.
2012 has been a very peculiar year though with a drought order coming in effect from mid April and almost everyday since we have had rain and cooler than average air temperatures and even threats of sleet and snow which obviously means that your not in an average May.
As soon as May gets to an average temperature of consistently around 15*c / 16*c (Day and Night) then the May to September heaters will be working as per manufacturers guidelines.
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