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Pool Heat Pumps
Q. Why should I be thinking of
heating my pool with a heat pump?
A. A heat pump allows you to heat your
pool or spa economically. Depending on energy costs, an AquaCal heat pump
can save you up to 80% over propane gas, 50% to 70% over natural gas,
and over 600% against electrical resistance heaters found on most spas.
This is the reason why thousands of customers choose a heat pump to heat
their pool, rather than alternative types of heaters.
Q. How does a heat pump work?
A. A swimming pool heat pump simply moves heat from the
air and transfers it to the pool/spa water. A heat pump uses a refrigeration
cycle exactly like your refrigerator or air conditioner uses. A proven
safe, economical and very trouble-free system.
Q. How long will it take to heat
A. The initial start-up heating time will
differ, depending on the size of the pool and the air temperature at the
time that you are trying to heat your pool; other considerations affect
the time also, but these are not as important. However, once your pool
reaches the temperature you desire, the run time can be as little as only
a few hours per day.
Q. What is a pool blanket and why
should I use one?
A. A pool blanket, or solar blanket, is
a plastic bubble material that floats on the surface of your pool/spa. It
provides a very effective insulation, similar to the insulation in your
attic, to keep the heat in your pool or spa. A pool blanket can reduce
your heating costs by as much as 60%, even if you use a heat pump. Our
pool heating audit compares for you the cost of heating your pool with
and without a pool blanket.