A swimming pool sits there all year round, and it's a pity when you can't make use of it. Even on mild days, the water can be a touch too chilly to enjoy. Consider the following reasons to install an inverter pool heat pump.
Extends Your Use of the Pool
While you may not want to swim in the middle of winter, you might wish that you could extend the timeframe within which you can enjoy its benefits. Depending on the local climate, hot weather may only last a few months. With a heat pump, you can add weeks at either end. You'll be able to enjoy a dip even during sunny but cool spring and autumn days. A pool often helps families to spend more time together and keeps every one fitter as they're not sitting at a computer or TV screen.
More Chance for Exercise
Lap swimming is an ideal low-impact exercise that doesn't place undue stress on ankles, knees and hips as running and other ground aerobic activities can. Plus, swimming uses upper body muscles while not stressing the back. Many health professionals recommend it for problematic backs. Thus, by extending the months within which you can do laps, you'll potentially improve your overall health.
Heat Pumps Use Energy Efficiently
Heat pumps are extremely efficient methods of heating pools. Rather than generating warmth by burning fuels, as a gas furnace does, for example, heat pumps relocate warmth. They pick up the ambient heat in the outdoors air and transfer it into the water — they do this with the help of a heat exchanger.
They work similarly to a refrigerator. A coolant travels through a circuitry of coils. The compressor unit squeezes coolant into a hot gas, just before it enters a heat exchange chamber. Cold water from the pool also enters this chamber, and the heat moves from the coils to the water, which flows back into the pool, several degrees hotter. This smart heating method simply requires electricity to run the system and move the air, water and refrigerant around, which is what makes it so efficient.
Inverter Increases Efficiency Further
Inverter swimming pool heat pumps decrease energy-use further. A standard thermostat system provides the weak link in non-inverter models, as they result in heaters either being on or off. An inverter model, however, can go faster and slower to achieve a constant water temperature, which is more efficient than a stop-start operation.