The heater will not operate if the pump is not on.
Heat pump pool heaters use electricity to capture heat. As the pool pump circulates the water, it is drawn from the pool and through a filter and into the heat pump heater. The heater itself has a fan that pulls in outside air and pushes it over the evaporator coil. At this point liquid refrigerant in the evaporator coil absorbs the heat from the outside air converting it into a gas. The gas is then passed through the compressor where it increases the heat. This very hot gas is then sent through the condenser where the hot gas is transferred to the cool pool water circulating through the heater. The heated water is then returned to the pool. A pool heater on the other hand uses the gas directly to heat the water by fueling the combustion chamber.
Pool electric heat pump prices differ according to the size of the heat pump and the services offered. Pool heat pump prices range between $2500 at the low end, and $4800 on the high end.
Most heaters are plumbed last in the pool piping system. First is the water pump, then the filter, then the heat pump and finally the pool. If you have a chlorinator then that will be put last in the system after the heater and before the pool and usually there is a check valve between the chlorinator and the heater to prevent a high dose of chlorine from damaging the heater. If you are going to use a heat pump then that is made from titanium then that doesn't matter as chemicals don't damage heat pumps like they do gas heaters. There are some piping diagrams at www.millsco.com that will also show you spa layouts, solar etc.
i have a 5ft pool and have a intex 3kw heater how long will it take to heat pool to a good swimm tempature
No. generally a booster pump is used to run a pressure side cleaner.
No it doesn't, Night time heatloss is a big problem for pool heaters, as your pool pump runs it moves heat away from your pool, so you actually increase the night time heat loss by running your pool pump/heater at night. The most economical solution is using a Solar cover and leaving your pump off at night to prevent night time heatloss and then just fire up your heater when the temperatures begin to come back up to daytime levels.
a bad water pump could cause low heat. The heater uses the coolant from the pump to generate heat.
It works this way. Even if you could set the thermostat at 200 it will not heat the water any quicker. It sounds as if you have an undersized heater. A larger heater will heat the water faster if your system can upgrade to the larger size heater. Your house will not heat up any faster if you set the thermostat to maximum. It is the output capacity of the heater that determines how fast it will heat. What dictates heater size is: the size of the gas line. the length of the gas line run from the meter to the heater. the size of the meter. how many GPM the pump is producing. the GPM capacity of the filter. the size of the plumbing in you pool ~ 1.5"; 2"; 3" total gallons in the pool. are among a few. Just common sense here...... k
Electric pool heaters use electricity to capture heat. As the pool pump circulates the water, it is drawn from the pool and through a filter and into the heat pump heater. The heater itself has a fan that pulls in outside air and pushes it over the evaporator coil. At this point liquid refrigerant in the evaporator coil absorbs the heat from the outside air converting it into a gas. The gas is then passed through the compressor where it increases the heat. This very hot gas is then sent through the condenser where the hot gas is transferred to the cool pool water circulating through the heater. The heated water is then returned to the pool.A gas pool heater on the other hand uses the gas directly to heat the water by fueling the combustion chamber.
Your pool pump needs to be pushing the water through your solar system
I am no heat pump expert, but whatever you do, DO NOT buy a suretemp pool heating pump, as they stop working under 65 degrees. Their web site and literature state 45 degrees, but that is not the truth. I have called them about my new pool heater and they say there is nothing they can do.
A Heat Pump while more expensive to buy than a gas heater has much lower operating costs. It is also much cheaper to install requiring only an electrical connection instead of a gas supply line.
Heaters are usually plumbed in after the filter. The pool filter/pump is what circulates the heated water. Ans: The heater will not work or fire if the pump is not running.
Hi there, Both are good in their own way. The heat pump is cheaper to run than a gas heater but slower to heat water. Reliability is probably more on the side of gas pool heaters too. Generally, there is not a lot of electronics in a gas heater to go wrong. Hope this helps you out a bit! Cheers, Brian.
Well, it depends on the size of heat pump and the size of pool! However, a 30x12 ft, 2-3.5ft deep pool with an 18kw heater will take 4 to 5 days.
Alegria is a good reseller if you want to buy a heat pump for your swimming pool (in Belgium).
The problem is not the heater. When was the last time that you cleaned the pool filter? Low or no water flow - no heat. Low flow = dirty filter or plugged pump or skimmer baskets. Ken
i thaught it was to keep the heat in, so run the pump duiring the day with cover off and then cover the pool at night to keep the heat in the pool . the pump heats water by moving it. friction..pool pump repair guy in longwood fl
A heat pump is somethign that heats water. It can be used to heat your water at home with your shower or you can have a heat pump to heat your pool at home or work
An electric heat pump needs heat available to pump. If it is 30 degrees outside, heating a spa to 102 or so, may be impossible unless the heater has some type of alternative heat source. A properly sized, gas fired heater can take care of a larger range of heating needs. A combination heat pump and natural gas heater, probably with a controller, really makes the issue more difficult, expensive, and would require a lot of study for efficient, cost effective operation. Bottom line: In really mild climates a heat pump might do the job. In cooler climates the gas heater rules. And where a wide range of temperatures and high heat demand is wanted by the customer, a gas heater is the only way to go. A backup heat pump may take years to payout. HM Louisiana
You can run a heat pump at night as long as the ambient air temperature is over 45 or 50 degrees. The lower the air temperature the less efficient the heat pump. Heat pumps convert energy from the surrounding air into heat for the pool. the warmer the ambient air temperature surrounding the heat pump the more energy efficient the heat pump is. Running your heat pump during the day is more efficient, than running the heat pump at night. Keeping a solar blanket on the pool when ever you are not swimming will help you maintain your pool heat.
Some pool heaters have an internal bypass valve that improves efficiency by limiting the amount of water flowing through the heat exchanger. These can stick so that water flow mostly bypasses the heat exchanger...the heater gets hot but very little heat is transferred to the pool.Other answerers have suggested the following:Your airflow over the pool is cooling the water even as it is being heatedYou may not be running the pool pump long enough. Is the heater not maintaining temp? Is the thermostat turned up? Is the filter clean? When was the last time it was back washed or cleaned?You may be using the wrong size heater for your pool and the water to heat ratio that your heater is made to work with may be out.
It depends on what type of heater it is. If you have a heat pump many times the water is just condensation from the air. A heat pump might make 15 gallons of water a day. You can test the water with a pool chlorine test strip and if it reacts it has a water leak from the pool and if it doesn't react then it is condensation and that is normal. If you have a gas heater usually it is a bad heat exchanger that was damaged by out of balance chemicals or PH issues. Then you have to see what part failed. It could also be a gasket, fitting etc. If the gas heater is over 5 years old I usually don't recommend replacing heat exchangers as they are about 1/2 the price of a complete heater.Marcuswww.poolheatpumps.com
The direction of the pool circulation: within the pool; water should circulate in a counter clockwise direction. Starting at the skimmer, water travels from the skimmer to the pump (the pump is what makes everything work like the heater etc, from the pump to the filter, thru the heater, thru a chlorinator if you have one , back to the pool.
The size of a heat pump that you can use for a pool which is 18 feet wide by 33 feet long and has a depth of 4.5 feet can vary depending on specific brand of heat pump you wish to purchase. The minimum size of heat pump for an above ground pool of this size in 102,000 BTU.
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