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    Heat pump

    So the heat pump was turned on for the first time yesterday. It's getting colder of here and I was more just curious how long it would take to bring it up 5 or 10 degrees. I started with just the spa and it didn't take too long at all, warm/hot water was coming out of the Jets and everything was going great.

    Then I switched it to the pool. Turned on the filter pump, pool heat, and heat pump on iaquacal and even after 30 min. The water seemed to be the same temperature coming out of the jets. Is there something that I'm missing?
    20k gallons with spa, IG pebble, CL460 cartridge filter, JEP20 variable speed pump POLPB4-60 booster pump, JE3000TR heat pump, pool fill 10/9/2015, TF-100 test kit. North Tx

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    Re: Heat pump

    The energy required to raise temp in a 20k pool is massive. Depending on many things, but I think it can take possibly more than 24 hours to get 10 degrees.
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    Re: Heat pump

    Also depending on the outside temperature, it can take much longer than 24hrs. I would put a solar cover on the pool and just let it work. It won't be fast at all.
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    Re: Heat pump

    Yeah, I assumed it would take a long time, I guess I just thought I would feel even remotely warm air coming out of the jets. The waiting game continues...

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    Re: Heat pump

    Quote Originally Posted by ps0303 View Post
    Also depending on the outside temperature, it can take much longer than 24hrs. I would put a solar cover on the pool and just let it work. It won't be fast at all.
    +1

    Without a bubble cover on the pool, you will simply lose all of the heat added to the water by the heat pump overnight. Depending on the relative humidity, evaporative heat loss dominates once the water temperature is a few degrees above the ambient air temperature. Without a cover, you can only expect a few degrees worth of heat rise during the day (3F to 5F) and then all of the heat will be lost overnight.

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    Re: Heat pump

    Thanks everyone, I'll need to look into solar covers. McKinney is about 45 min. North of Dallas

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