First off hello, newly joined up, but have been reading the site for awhile.
My question is regarding using a heat pump in a cooler climate, specifically near Toronto, Canada. I have been reading extensively about this, and it seems like there is a great deal of conflicting information about using a heat pump in these parts.
I purchased a house with a pool last year, and this year want to install a heater. The pool had an electrical heater already that doesn't work. Now I am looking at a heat pump as I can simply replace the unit that is already there with a new unit. I have had an electrician by already so I am confident that the set up is fine. To install a gas heater, I will have to run a gas line 35 feet as the meter and the pool equipment are on opposite ends of the house and if going through the house, will have to rip out a fair bit of finished drywall ceiling.
I am siding on the heat pump as the option. I also plan on setting the temperature and leaving it from mid May until mid September, with a solar blanket.
So does anyone else have experience running a heat pump in Canada, or the northern states? Will it work given these conditions?