A backyard pool provides holiday fun and lets you enjoy balmy summer days resting on the deck with your family and friends. However, it's not so relaxing when you jump into chilly water. This is where inverter pool heat pumps can help. Consider the following benefits of them.
Extends Your Use of the Pool
Summer only lasts for several months — thus, depending on your local climate, you'll have only a relatively short window when the pool water is pleasant enough for everyone to enjoy. One way to extend the pool's usability is to install an inverter heat pump. Particular models differ, but generally, so long as it's about ten degrees Celsius outside, the heat pump will warm the water. Thus, you'll be able to get more value out of the pool and use it on colder days.
Allows You to Exercise All Year Round
Swimming provides a healthy way to get exercise, being easy on the joints as you're not pounding the pavement — plus it moves your entire body. A home lap pool makes it ultra-convenient, which will encourage you to keep up the habit. You might want a break from swimming during the heights of winter, but an inverter heat pump will increase the number of months you can get in your swimming exercise.
An inverter pool heat pump is energy-efficient. They work similarly to a reverse-cycle air conditioner. The unit extracts heat from the outside air. The refrigerant then carries this warmth, and a heat exchanger releases it into the pool. While this is an efficient form of heating as it simply relocates the ambient warmth from the air to the pool water, inverter models are more effective still.
Inverter heat pumps work by slowing down and speeding up to achieve the target pool warmth — they track the water temperature and slow down as it's approaching. On the other hand, a non-invertor model will wait until the pool reaches the target and then stop. Once the water temperature shifts from ideal, the non-inverter pump will restart. This stop-start process uses needless energy.
No Pipes Up Your House
You might consider another pool heater that relies on electricity — a solar model. However, these typically use electricity to pump the pool water through pipes that run up your home's external walls and through the solar panels on the roof, before re-entering the pool. The problem with this is the visible pipes and solar panels. A heat pump model is discreet and easy to install. Additionally, it will often use a comparable amount of electricity to a solar model.