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Pool Heat Pump vs Pool Solar Heater

Pool solar Heater

Pool heat pump? Pool solar heater? Swimming pool heating is a big hit. Usually, the house owner invests a lot to build a swimming pool, which should be regarded as one of the large single investments in the home. Therefore, the greatest value of using them is obvious, especially in cold climates. So, this brings us back to what we were concerned about. If you want to extend your swimming season for several months, you must increase the temperature of the pool water by at least 10 degrees. The above-ground pool heaters can be done. This is the added value of your investment. It also improves the quality of your family’s lifestyle. This is a very happy result. 

The INVERBOOST above ground pool heaters has so many advantages and is very attractive, but at the same time, you will also face a thorny problem, that is, how do you heat the swimming pool in an efficient and economical way?

The main difference between a heat pump and a solar water heater

Fortunately, most ordinary swimming pool owners can do this in a variety of cost-effective ways. The most commonly used may be INVERBOOST poolheizung and solar heating. Above ground pool heaters and solar water heaters, including simple solar pool water heaters, work completely differently. They all have their own advantages and disadvantages, and everyone will choose the one that suits them according to their actual situation. Let’s take a look at the main difference between the two:

Swimming Pool Heater

The working principle of an INVERBOOST swimming pool heat pump is similar to the principle of air conditioning. It uses a reverse cycle to force heat to flow from a low-temperature object to a high-temperature object. It only consumes a small amount of electric energy, can obtain a larger heat supply, and can effectively use low-grade heat energy that is difficult to apply.

In order to achieve the purpose of energy-saving. Basically, the current swimming pool pumps or other special pumps pass water through the swimming pool heat pump and then return to the pool. Therefore, the INVERBOOST swimming pool heat pump heats the water and it will continuously circulate back to the pool. INVERBOOST Swimming pool heaters use electricity, but they certainly consume less electricity and are more efficient than resistive pool heaters.

Pool Solar Heater

Unlike swimming pool heat pumps, pool solar heaters do not use electricity when heating water. They rely on absorbing solar radiation to heat the pool water in the tubes. We call these tubes solar collectors. You can find some common types of pool solar heater as follows:

pool solar heater

Pros of Swimming Pool Heat Pumps and Pool Solar Heater

Although the two types of pool heaters work similarly, they have their own advantages and disadvantages. Below we compare their respective advantages.

Electric Heat Pumps Pros:

Can work day or night under all light conditions. The heating rate is faster than the solar system. Reduce pre-installation costs. Inconspicuous and relatively easy to move. Cons  Over time, the cost-effectiveness is much lower. Need more maintenance. Higher maintenance costs.

Pool Solar Heater Pros: 

Only heat your above-ground pool during the day and under optimal sun conditions. Larger devices are visually unattractive and difficult to reposition.

Cost Implications We should consider the average installation and operating costs of these two pool heaters. Installation INVERBOOST Heat pumps The swimming pool heat pump basically does not need additional pipes and control systems. The average cost of installing a swimming pool heat pump is between US$2,000 and US$4,500. Solar pool heating The installation of a permanent pool solar heater is different, which requires a lot of effort and additional hardware. Depending on the heater type and pool size, the average installation cost of a solar pool heater is between US$1,500 and US$11,000.

inverboost Pool Heat Pump

Summarize

In the final analysis, we have to choose which heating method to use according to personal preference and the specific situation of the swimming pool. The installation cost of an above-ground pool heater is lower than that of a pool solar heater, but the operating cost is higher than that of a solar heater, which is the opposite. Swimming pool heat pumps heat faster, but in the long run, solar heaters can provide more sustainable results. Both have advantages and disadvantages, and ultimately need to be decided according to your swimming pool, budget, and personal needs.

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