Hey all, I'm wondering about what size of heat pump to get and how fast I can expect the hot tub section of the pool to be heated.
I am in Gulf Coast North Florida with 25,000 gal pool and a hot tub that is about 600 gal of that 25,000. We have a pool on the north side of the house and a pool cover enclosure as well. No solar cover yet but plan on getting something soon. The local shop is pushing the Nirvana E140 heat pump and there is not a bunch of info or reviews about it. Question one, in the late summer or early winter, with ambient temps in the 60's, how quickly can I expect a heat pump to heat the 600 gal hot tub into the mid 80's or higher? What about in the with ambient temps in the 70's? How high can I expect to get water temps in general? Is it a pipe dream to think that I can get mid to high 90's in the hot tub? If I can, during what kind of season can I achieve this? Does anyone have experience with Nirvana brand heat pumps and what brands / size would be recommended for this size pool?
Lots of questions but I think most of them are along the same topic.