What is a Heat Pump?

At AquaComfort, we believe in providing the best heat pump technology on the market. Over 25 years of innovation and experience allow us to deliver top-tier heat pump technology for the best pool heat pump ownership experience in the world. But what exactly is a heat pump and how does it work? Come explore the amazing technology of AquaComfort Solutions’ heat pumps to see how advanced heat pump technology can transform the way you enjoy your pool.

What is a heat pump?

In general, a heat pump is a device that transfers heat energy from one location to another. A heat pump captures free heat in the air, draws it in, and then converts it to usable heat for that application. With an AquaComfort heat pump, you have the ability to capture free heat to heat your pool water without the expensive options of gas or electrical heat sources. This makes heat pumps an extremely efficient way of heating and cooling your pool, as well as a cost-effective ownership option you’ll absolutely love.

How does a heat pump work?

AquaComfort heat pumps use advanced heat exchanger technologies and heat pump systems to effectively heat and/or cool your pool, all while using minimal energy. Our heat pumps also come equipped with smart controls that monitor the system and make adjustments as needed, ensuring maximum efficiency, a consistent water temperature, and premium swim comfort at all times.

Pool heat pumps work by taking heat from the air around them, boosting it, and transferring it to water.

This heat transfer occurs through a process known as heat exchange, where heat is moved from one medium to another. In the case of a pool heat pump, heat is moved from ambient air, through a compressor, and into your pool water, warming it up and making unbelievably comfortable swimming conditions in a very cost-effective way. On top of providing heat, HeatCOOL pool heat pumps also have the ability to cool your pool water during those hot summer months, making them a true all-in-one heat and cooling solution for any type of pool.

The heat pump itself is made up of three key components: an evaporator coil, a compressor and a heat exchanger (condenser). A fan pulls in air over the evaporator coil which captures heat from the air around it, using specialized heat exchanger coils to heat the refrigerant gas in the system. Next, this heated refrigerant gas gets compressed, raising the temperature of the warmed gas. This heated gas is then pumped into a heat exchanger, where it transfers heat to the pool water and warms it up. As the heat moves out, the cooled gas returns to a liquid, exits the condenser and enters a thermal expansion valve. After the refrigerant cools and expands, the cycle repeats for a perfectly controlled water temperature that is consistent and enjoyable.

The specialized compressors found in AquaComfort heat pump pool heaters are controlled via integrated electronic controllers. And with rifled titanium heat exchangers instead of the cupronickel used by other brands, you’ll never have to worry about equipment corrosion from pool water chemicals and sanitizers. “Built Stronger — Designed to Last Longer” is our motto, and it is reflected in every inch of our incredible heat pumps.

This simple yet highly effective technology allows you to enjoy your pool in comfort no matter the season. Starting at as little as 40°F, you can enjoy the benefits of a heated pool without having to worry about high energy costs. AquaComfort Solutions’ heat pumps are designed to provide you with an amazing swimming experience while saving you time and money in the process. So why wait? Invest in an AquaComfort heat pump today and start enjoying your pool with a beautifully extended swim season.

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