Do you love swimming but you’re not a fan of freezing water? Then you’ve probably thought about installing a heat pump for your pool. But what brand should you buy? And is it going to skyrocket your electricity bill?
Here is a quick rundown on everything you need to know when it comes to choosing the right heat pump.
Now, we’ve worked with many a heat pump and there is one that we recommend above all others and here’s why:
- The Aqua Pro Professional Range requires very little electricity to operate – in fact, you can save up to 80% of the cost when comparing it against other electrical heaters; when used with a solar blanket it’s an effective alternative to solar heating.
- It has dual thermostats which help you set the exact temperature you want.
- It has a self-diagnostic control panel that allows you to monitor and control the heating and cooling of your pool.
Pools come in different depths so it’s important to buy a heat pump that is suitable for the amount of water it would need to heat up.
Heat energy in a swimming pool heat pump is measured in kW. The kW rating helps gives you an indication of how much heating the machine is capable of. This measurement means that the higher the kW rating, the faster the pump will heat and the bigger the pool it can heat.
The Aqua Pro Professional Range comes in eight different kW ratings – the lowest being the 5.6kW 220V unit, which is suitable for pools and spas up to 20 000 litres, and the highest being the 45kW 380V unit, which is suitable for pools up to 250 000 litres.
Where some heat pumps have a plastic cover, the Aqua Pro has a powder-coated, UV-treated steel casing engineered to withstand harsh South African climate conditions.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our pool heating solutions, and we do not compromise on our hardware – to prove this the pump comes with a one-year warranty, so it’s no wonder that Aqua Pro is an industry leader in swimming pool heat pump solutions. It can be installed DIY, however, The Pool Team recommend getting a professional to install the product.