Heat Pump Pool Heating
Swim in all but the coldest weather for a fraction of the cost of propane or natural gas heating.
Our Aquatherm Whisper Heat heat pump pool heaters can triple your comfortable swimming season in a warm pool. And if you’re currently using propane or natural gas to heat your pool, we can dramatically lower and even eliminate your swimming pool heating costs. A heat pump will maintain the same heated pool temperature for about one third of the cost of propane heating and about half the cost of natural gas.
How Heat Pump Pool Heaters Work
A swimming pool heat pump works just like the heating cycle of the central air conditioning heat pump for your home. But instead of taking heat from the outside air and transferring it into the indoor spaces of your home, a pool heat pump takes heat out of the outside air and transfers it into your pool water. Swimming pool heat pumps can extract useful heat energy in air temperatures as low as 45–55°F, so they are very effective in Florida’s mild climate.
Heat Pump Pool Heater Benefits
A swimming pool heat pump has three major advantages:
- Less expensive than gas. A heat pump pool heater is a lot cheaper to operate than a gas heater. The electricity consumption for a swimming pool heat pump typically costs only one third as much as propane to deliver the same amount of heat, and only half the cost of line-supplied natural gas.
- Overnight, cloudy and rainy weather pool heating. Heat pumps are only affected by air temperature, so they can keep supplying heat to your pool at times when a solar pool heating system can’t. Of course, this extra performance does come at a cost. Solar energy is free.
- Faster recovery than solar. A heat pump pool heater can be sized to provide much faster recovery than a solar pool heater following the arrival of a cold front. Without a pool blanket, a solar pool heater usually can’t keep up with a pool’s heat loss during the winter months. A heat pump pool heater may be a better choice when the ability to swim during colder weather—for example, for health reasons—is a priority.