Hi all I have a 6000 galon outdoor pool in the uk used May-Sep (temps between 17-25 celcius)
Currently we have a 9kw heater which on first heat up this year took 48hrs (and cost me £60) to heat up. An air conditioning engineer friend came round the other day (and randomly went in the 20 degree c pool..) and said he'd heard good things about heat pumps that use the air to heat.
I've since looked and found a 14kw heat pump for £1300. If my assumptions are correct and it uses 1/5th of the electricity as stated then that will save me £440 based on 30 hours heating a week (is that unrealistic?) so within 3 years it will pay for itself (4 if I have to pay to have it fitted but it appears quite simple).
I was wondering what you guys would do. Living in the UK, the heater is one of the most important parts of our pool unlike lots of you lucky so and so's living in scorching USA.
The only disadvantage I can think of is the eyesore of the unit and also possibly the noise but I'd love to get your thoughts.
This is the model I am looking at:
Polytropic 14kw Advance M, Summer Use Single Phase Pool Heat Pump [Polytropic Advance M 14kw] - 1,350.00 :