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Green Options for Swimming Pool Heating Systems

February 7, 2017

 

Here at RSS Energy, we’re committed to offering the best in environmentally friendly heating systems. When it comes to swimming pool heating systems, there are two main options available to consumers: solar pool heating systems and heat pumps.  Here is an outline of how they both work, the benefits, and any potential drawbacks. 

 

Solar Pool Heating

 

How it works:

 

Much like other solar powered systems, solar swimming pool heating takes warmth from the sun and converts it into heat for your pool. The pool water is pumped through a filter, where is it heated before being returned to the pool. In warmer climates, it is possible to do this at all hours of the day and night. 

 

Benefits:

 

As using the sun’s energy is free, after initial installation there is very little cost involved with solar swimming pool heating systems. This, along with it’s clear environmentally friendly credentials, make up the main benefits of solar swimming pool heating systems.

 

Disadvantages:

 

With solar powered swimming pool heating systems, you are inevitably at the mercy of the elements. For this reason, they come highly recommended for properties in sunnier climates. However, for more temperate environments, such as the UK, it’s often wise to use solar swimming pool heating systems as an additional heat source rather than a main one. 

 

Heat Pumps

 

How they work:

 

With a heat pump, electricity is used to take heat from the air around your property and channel it back into the pool. Heat pumps don’t actually generate heat, they pump it from one area to another, as the name suggests. 

 

Benefits:

 

Heat pumps are great for milder climates, as unlike solar options, they are not reliant on the strength of the sun’s rays. Heat pump pool heaters, when installed correctly, also tend to last longer than other types of swimming pool heating systems. 

 

Disadvantages: 

 

Heat pumps often cost more to install on average than other options available on the market. This should not dissuade consumers, however, as you can make considerable savings once a heat pump has been installed. 

 

We specialise in installing heating options for properties up and down the UK. So, whether you’re having a pool built in your home, or you’re just looking to make your existing system more efficient, we can help you to cut costs and become more environmentally friendly. You can find out more on our website. 

 

Sources

https://energy.gov/energysaver/solar-swimming-pool-heaters 

https://energy.gov/energysaver/heat-pump-swimming-pool-heaters 

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