- Swimming Pools, Power Pools and Swim Spas
- Portable Spas & Hot Tubs
- Pool Equipment & Accessories
- Swimming Pool & Spa Chemicals
- Water Purification Systems
- Games, Toys and Inflatable Loungers for Swimming Pools
- Swimming Pool Domes & Enclosures
- Swimming Pool Safety, Aquafitness, Rehab, Therapy and Pool Lifts
- Outdoor Living
- Swimming Pool Parts
- Hot Tub Parts
Eco Friendly Heat Pump Information
Posted on Tuesday 19 August 2008 by
Having a pool in your garden may be aesthetically pleasing to the eye but unless the pool feels warm and inviting, the pool will not be used to its full potential. By investing in a Heat Pump, this can all change.
A heat pump does not generate heat, it simply captures it and moves it from air to water thus, providing an efficient, low cost and environmentally friendly system for heating your swimming pool.
Heat pumps make full use of advanced refrigeration technology to capture the heat in the outside air and transfer it to the pool water. Environmental refrigerant gas absorbs and transfers the great heat energy through the refrigeration circulation system. The fan circulates air through the outer Evaporator Air Coil that acts as a heat collector. The liquid refrigerant in the Air Coil absorbs the available heat in the air, transforming it to a gas. This intensely hot gas is then pumped into the Heat Exchanger Condenser where the actual heat exchange takes place. As the pool water passes through the Heat Exchanger, the hot gas gives up its heat to the cooler pool water. The refrigerant returns to a liquid state and is pumped through the Expansion Valve and then into the Evaporator Air Coil to start the process over again.