Pool heaters can be classified into heat pumps, solar, and gas heaters. Each of the heaters above accomplishes its purpose, but heat pumps are considered the most efficient.  A pool heat pump runs on electrical power, but its ability to use sun-warmed air makes it an efficient heating unit. Although it uses electricity to operate it does not generate heat.

How Do They Work?

As the pump circulates the pool’s water, the water passes through a filter and the heat pump water heater. The pool heat pump is equipped with a fan that draws in the atmospheric air and circulates it through the outer evaporator air coil.

The evaporator coil has a liquid refrigerant that absorbs atmospheric air and converts it to a gaseous form.  The now warm gas in the coil passes through the compressor where it is heated and passes on to the heat exchanger condenser.

As the gas and pool water is pumped through the heat exchanger, the heated gas transfers its heat to the water. The heated warm water flows back into the pool while the heated gas is condensed and returns to the evaporator where the cycle begins again.

Heat pump pool heaters are most efficient when the outdoor temperatures are anywhere between 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.  When it’s cooler outside, they use more energy. However, this isn’t a big concern, as most people swim when it’s warmer outside. Finally, heat pump pool heaters last longer than their counterparts and have a relatively lower maintenance cost.

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At Accurate Comfort, we are the ideal heating and air conditioning company servicing Naples and Marco Island. We specialize in pool heaters, air conditioning, and heating services. Having been in the business for years now, you can trust us with all your home comfort needs.  Contact us for more information about our services or to schedule an appointment today!