A heat pump uses the same principle of an air conditioning however the other way around. An air conditioning provides cool air; a heat pump emits heat. But how does a heat pump actually work?
1. A fan draws in the ambient air over the evaporator.
2. The warmth in the air is then transferred to a circuit filled with eco-friendly gas.
3. A built-in compressor heats the gas to a very high temperature.
4. In the heat exchanger, the gas transfers its heat to the pool water.
5. The gas becomes liquid again and flows back to the evaporator where this process starts again.
The use of a heat pump is therefore extremely environmentally friendly. You save a lot of energy because the COP value (Coefficient of Performance) equals 5 or even higher. This means that per 1 kW of electricity consumed, you regain at least 5 kW of heat. Because of the high return, it is an energy-efficient solution to enjoy a pleasant swimming pool temperature all year round. The surface area of the pool and the water volume that needs to be heated will determine the choice of your DURAHEAT heat pump. Also take into account the positioning with respect to the sun, exposure to wind and the type of pool cover. Always install your heat pump outside so that the air extraction can flow freely. Various models are available with either horizontal or vertical airflow. Tip: ensure that your swimming pool is properly covered when not in use. This way you will avoid heat loss due to evaporation of the water surface.