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Energy Efficient Ways to Heat a Swimming Pool

Ways to Heat a Swimming Pool

If you are lucky enough to have a swimming pool in your back garden, one of the important factors to consider is ‘how are you going to heat your pool’?

With the current increase in household energy bills, it is understandable that homeowners will be trying to cut back on expenditure.

Whilst swimming pools may be considered a luxury, once purchased and installed, there are cost-effective ways to maintain and run your pool throughout the year.

Swimming Pool Water Temperature

If your pool is not at the correct temperature, your swimming experience will not be fun! It is recommended that the water temperature regulates between 25 and 28 Celsius.  A common question we are asked is how can you heat your pool at minimal cost?

Although there will be a slight increase in your utility bills, it doesn’t have to cost the earth’.

The type of heating you choose is dependent on several factors.  For example, do you use your swimming pool all year round? Is your pool insulated? And what size is your pool? Here are some popular heating systems below.

Solar Heat Retention Cover

Even if you have another heat source for your pool, MY POOL DIRECT suggests also considering a SOLAR HEAT RETENTION COVER.  The solar cover will build up heat from the sun throughout the day and minimises heat loss overnight.  Acting as a blanket, the cover will also keep out unwanted debris when not in use.  The thicker the cover you choose, the more you will notice the benefits.

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Solar Panels

Over the years, solar panels have become increasingly popular as an alternative source of electricity. They work by absorbing energy from the sunlight through PV cells in the panels. The energy then creates electrical charges. The electrical charges move in response to the internal electric field within the cell.  It is at this stage that electricity starts to flow.  Although there will be an initial cost for installation, you will certainly be saving on your annual electricity bill.

Solar Water Heater

Solar Water Heaters can be used to heat residential swimming pools.  Although this method of heating is environmentally friendly, you will be reliant on sunny days.  If it is overcast, you will experience reduced efficiency.

Solar Mats

Solar Mats are another way to heat your swimming pool.  They are far more efficient if heating a smaller pool, especially those covered up and not in use during the winter.

They work by the water being pumped through the mats, where it is then heated by the sun. The heat from the sun will warm up the mats and transfer heat to the pool’s water.

The reason solar mats are more efficient for smaller pools is due to the volume of water required.  A larger pool will require more time to pump the volume of water through the mats.  It will be a lengthy process if you have a massive pool!

Inverter Heat Pump

MY POOL DIRECT are suppliers of swimming pool heat pumps.  INVERTER HEAT PUMPS are highly efficient, and whilst there will be an increase in your electricity costs, they are still relatively cost-effective, especially if you are only using your pool during warmer seasons.

The heat pumps depend on air to heat your pool’s water.  They transfer heat from the surrounding area and heat the water that circulates through them.

norsup heat pump inverter, type px horizontalSo, in conclusion, if you are still considering a FIBREGLASS SWIMMING POOL for Summer 2022, don’t allow the current climate to dictate your decision.

If you would like to discuss these options in more detail, our team is ready to take your call.