SWIMMING POOL HEATING
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Enjoy your Gold Coast pool year-round with a high efficiency heating solution.
Just want to say thank you. Heating our pool has been a great investment. This year, we started swimming in September and my son and his friends were still using it in May. We didn’t notice a lot difference to our power bills because the heater runs during the day when we we're generating solar power.
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Affordable Gold Coast pool heating
South-East Queensland enjoys some of the best weather in the world, which makes outdoor living enjoyable all year round.
Little wonder, so many Gold Coasters want to enjoy their pool 12 months of the year, either for fun, exercise or both.
Fortunately, heat pump technology has leaped ahead and running costs have plummeted, making pool heating an affordable luxury.
Modern heat pump technology is both extremely efficient and high-performing. For pool owners, this means you can extend your swimming season with minimal running costs.
How does a swimming pool or spa heat pump work?
A heat pump works like an air-conditioner in reverse.
It sucks in air from the environment and circulates it through an evaporator coil. Liquid refrigerant inside the coil absorbs the heat and passes it through a compressor that super-heats the gas before passing it through a heat exchange condenser. Here the heat is transferred to the pool water before the process begins again.
Warm water enters your pool via inlets. When the desired water temperature is reached, the system stops heating and only turns on only periodically to test the water temperature.
The system can be controlled to operate on a timer. For home owners with a solar PV system attached to their home. This means you can reduce operating costs by running your pool heater when your solar panels are generating maximum power.
How efficient is heat pump pool heating?
Heat pump technology is particularly efficient in South East Queensland conditions.
For a start, Brisbane and the Gold Coast’s ambient temperature range helps with performance efficiencies. Even in mid-winter, overnight temperatures average around 12° to 13° Celsius.
Secondly, compared with conventional pool heating, a heat pump is around five times more efficient than electric element heating and typically less than a quarter the running cost of LPG gas.
Thirdly, the latest stepless DC inverters control motor speed to reduce power consumption and noise even further.
The result is an efficient, affordable heating system that is well suited to Gold Coast conditions.
The benefits of efficient swimming pool heating
Enjoy a resort-inspired lifestyle in the comfort of your own home.
Extend your swimming season or swim all year
Improved swimmer comfort and enjoyment
Automated control + inverter technology
Quicker heating and quieter operation
What about solar heating?
Solar heating is an efficient and environmentally friendly way to heat your pool. It does, however, have limitations, especially for pool owners who would like to significantly extend their swimming season.
In comparison, a heat pump will provide faster heating than solar and continue working in air temperatures as low as minus 5°C.
Another benefit of heat pumps is that they entail no extensive pipework. As you can see in the image, solar pipework requires significant space, whereas a heat pump system is contained wholly within the pool pump house.
Did you know...
With a heat pump, you also have the option of cooling your pool. There are some instances where owners find their pools too warm at the height of summer for comfortable swimming.
How much does it cost to heat a swimming pool?
Heat pump technology has come a long way and made pool heating now an affordable luxury.
For an average pool (8 m x 4 m) with no pool cover and an eight-month swimming season, the annual operating cost would be approximately $880. That's based on water temperature set at 28°C.
With an overnight pool cover, however, the annual running cost would reduce to about $165 for the same swim season and would allow you to install a smaller, cheaper pool heat pump system.
In fact, if the pool cover was left on 22 hours a day, while nobody was swimming, you could comfortably swim 365 days for less than $1000 per annum.
Cut your pool heating costs even more
A pool blanket can reduce your pool heating costs by up to half, reduce evaporation and help to keep your pool clean.
Talk to us about a traditional pool blanket or motorised integrated pool cover.
What size heat pump will you need for your pool?
When recommending a heat pump for your swimming pool, we take into account a number of factors, such as:
The volume of your pool, its location and amount of natural heating (direct sun) it receives and whether a pool blanket will be in use.
We also make sure that we understand your goals as the pool owner.
Do you wish to extend the swimming season by a few months or is your aim to swim year-round? What is your desired swimming temperature? Do you have a solar PV system attached to your home?
Should you replace your old, existing pool heater?
Your old pool heater could be costing you five or six times more to run than the latest heat pump technologies.
If your existing pool heater uses an electric element or gas burner, it is certainly worth investigating its replacement.
We’d be pleased to take a look at your current setup and prepare a no obligation recommendation.