I am in the throes of deciding how to heat my pool during the cooler months of May and October. Obviously looking at heat pumps, but wondered if any one could shed some light on whether I can put a heat pump inside under cover. I have a barn in which the main pool machinery is and wondered if I can install the heat pump next to it. The barn is approx 50ft by 15ft wide. The reason I ask is to avoid having to put it outside next to the barn where it would be both unsightly and noisy. The downside might actually be that the barn interior is cooler than outside on those sunny days (in May and October when this pump would be most used) - so assume that it would therefore require to work harder/more electricity.
Second technical question - does the heat pump take air via an intake hose? If it does I could pipe this to the outside.