Having the water heated in the pool means lovely baths for much of the year. There are several ways to warm up a pool, and the one that suits you best depends on many factors. The size and model of the pool, the desired bathing season, the economy and the environment all play a major role in the choice of heating systems.
The fastest way to heat a pool is via a heat exchanger. It is also the cheapest way to purchase. The switch transfers heat from one medium to another. In this case, it means that the heat is taken from an already existing heating system. It could be a boiler, a solar collector or a pool heat pump. If you already have solar cells on the roof, you can install a pool heat exchanger so that you can also heat the pool with the excess heat generated from the solar cells.
Different heat exchangers have different effects. The more efficient ones are slightly more expensive in purchasing, but on the other hand, take a lot less energy. Pool heat exchangers are often complete packages that include water pump, flow monitor and other controls for efficient and safe operation.
Pool Heat Pumps is an energy efficient way to heat the pool. The pumps are usually air / water heat pumps where heat is taken by the surrounding air to heat water that goes to the pool. They look like air / air heat pumps installed in houses, and are also very similar to the structure. The only difference is that the energy taken by the surrounding air heats water instead of indoor air.
The power is up to 80% of the energy required to heat the same pool with a traditional heat exchanger. Therefore, the pool heat pump is classified as an environmentally friendly alternative. The size of the pool heat pump depends on whether it is an indoor or outdoor swimming pool, size of the pool and how long the season is desired. The only drawback is that it takes quite some time for the water to heat up through a pool heat pump. Be sure to protect the heat in the heated pool with a pool cover.
Another popular and effective way to heat the pool is via solar collectors. The usual thing is to put solar collectors beside the pool, but there are also modern systems with a pool protector with built-in solar collector. These are slightly more expensive to install than the poo-pumps. However, they make the least electricity when they are running. It's basically just the pump that pumps the water through the heating system that draws energy. The rest does the sun. How expensive the solar system is depends on the amount of water needed to be heated. The system is also very reliable.
The important thing is to install the system correctly and get the sunscreens angled in the correct direction for maximum efficiency. The sun as the heating mode is best for people who use the pool during the summertime. Unfortunately, a solar system is not enough to heat the pool during the winter.
An electric heater heats the pool quickly and easily. They are handy to install and quite cheap in purchase. On the other hand, they cost quite a bit of operation, as some electricity is required to heat the water. Therefore, the electric heater fits best for small pools with modest amounts of water. Regular sizes are 6 - 9 kWh and fit for pools up to 20 sqm. The electric heater works like an element, or a kettle. The cold water is led into the system, heated by electric power and comes out hot at the other end. In order for the system to not consume too much energy, it is important to be aware of the heat in the water, for example through a substantial pool protection. It will be really expensive to warm the pool with clean electricity during wintertime, which means the heating system limits the bathing season.
Choosing an environmentally friendly alternative, such as a pool heat pump or solar collectors, keeps heating costs down considerably. Although these systems are more expensive in purchasing, it does not take many years before the net result of the investment is reflected in the wallet. Electricity costs are kept down considerably. But which system is still used to use it. If it does not require a lot of energy, it still requires maintenance and repairs.
The more you can save on the heat in the water, the cheaper it gets, regardless of the heat source. Having a good pool protection and really making use of it when the pool is not used is a great way to reduce the heating costs. The pool roof is even more efficient, as it actually acts as a greenhouse itself, and encapsulates the heat above the pool. Choosing a slightly shorter season is also an option, albeit a rather boring one. This can be avoided by choosing a more environmentally friendly and efficient heat source. To find out what is the best solution in your case, contact a specialist.