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One of the many advantages of having a swimming pool heat pump is being able to extend your swimming season. Those of us fortunate enough to live in warm weather can utilize our swimming pools year round thanks to heat pumps. For people who live in colder temperatures a swimming pool heat pump can help you extend your season well into the fall or even winter months. That being said, a lot of people wonder how high in temperature a heat pump can heat to, we will answer that question for you in this article.
This is a very common question from those looking to heat a swimming pool or spa. Typically, most homeowners look for about a 10° degree rise from the outside temperature to the swimming pool. We have seen most pools at a temperature of 86°-88° degrees Fahrenheit (30°-31° Celsius), but have known some to get in the upper 90°s (32° Celsius). Most spas are heated higher than that, some even to the limit of 104° degrees Fahrenheit (40° Celsius) All heat pumps have a limit of 104° (40° ) for safety reasons.
Location of your swimming pool and weather conditions also play a big role in determining the efficiency of your heat pump and ultimately the temperature that you will be able to achieve. The more warmth and humidity in the air the more efficient the heat pump will be.
Other important factors that could affect temperature are things like water features and wind conditions. Solar pool covers as well as liquid pool covers will assist in trapping the heat in the pool.
Properly sizing your swimming pool to the correct heat pump is also a very important step. You want a unit that is not undersized, as this would not provide you with the power you would need to achieve the temperature you are striving for. If you would like our help sizing your pool please click here
As you can see by this article, there are many factors that influence the temperature to which a heat pump can heat your swimming pool or spa. Ambient temperature, water features, wind conditions, all of these play a role. There are options available to maintain the heat created such as solar covers and liquid covers for example help.
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