Swimming pool water heating – which solution to choose?

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Heat pump, or maybe electric heaters or heat exchanger? These are examples of systems with which you will heat and maintain the water temperature of your choice. It would be hard to imagine swimming in a cold pool, so without heating, not a move. Check out the most popular systems!

Why do you need to heat the water in the pool?

A swimming pool in our own backyard is a dream for many of us. Once we manage to fulfill it, we must be aware that it will be necessary to heat the pool water. Why?

First of all, the climate in Poland is varied and very dynamic, and there are far too few sunny days to maintain the optimal water temperature by air temperature alone. Therefore, if we want to swim and relax in comfortable conditions, we must take care of the water heating system. This is especially important after the first filling of the pool and after replacing the water. 

At the same time, let’s remember that their efficiency will be increased by covering the pool with a foil or roller blind. Then we will reduce heat loss. We also recommend locating the pool in a sunny part of the garden.

Swimming pool water heating – examples of solutions

Now that we know why we need to heat the water, we can now move on to discuss how to do it. There are several systems to choose from. Each of them has slightly different parameters and works slightly differently. Here they are!

Swimming pool heat pump

We will heat the water in the pool with the help of renewable energy sources, or more precisely with a heat pump. It allows not only to reheat the water, but also to maintain its temperature. The principle of the heat pump is quite simple – it takes heat from the air and, after undergoing certain processes, gives it back to the water.

The pool heat pump is the most popular and there is nothing surprising about it. It works almost silently, does not emit harmful pollutants into the atmosphere and anyone can cope with its operation.

Electric heaters

Then we also have electric water heaters, or simply flow heaters. Importantly, depending on the model, they have different parameters, from 3 to 18 kW – that’s why it’s so important for an electrician to choose the right capacity. Heaters are equipped with a thermostat that allows you to set a specific temperature (usually up to a maximum of 45 degrees Celsius), while protecting against overheating of the heater. It is still worth noting that this solution handles the fastest.

Pool heat exchangers

Finally, we still have heat exchangers, which are connected to central heating furnaces. They can be used as much for low-temperature heating systems as for high-temperature ones. Their power usually ranges from 40 to 120 kW. The important thing is that, despite the connection to the furnace, the pool water is not mixed with the hot water, but everything is designed to transfer its heat to it.

And which system will you opt for to make using the pool much more enjoyable? Whatever your decision, we wish you a successful swim!

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