Pool Heat Pump

Your swimming pool is an investment, and without the ability to control the temperature your pool usage is limited. That's why a pool heat pump is more efficient than traditional gas heaters which utilize a fuel source to create heat.

Heat pumps simply move heat from one place to another. They do this by absorbing the energy from the surrounding air and through a mechanical process transfer heat into the water.

Heat pumps are environmentally friendly and do not emit harmful products of combustion like gas heaters and unlike solar heating with a pool heat pump you have the ability to heat or cool your pool year round.

How Pool Heat Pumps Work

The Guardian™ Heat pump utilizes proven refrigerant technology to capture the heat in the outside air and transfer it to your pool water. Refrigerant is used because of its ability to absorb and transfer heat energy.

The fan circulates air through the evaporator coil that acts as a heat collector. The liquid refrigerant in the air coil absorbs the available heat in the ambient air, transforming it into a warm gas.

The refrigerant gas is then pumped into the compressor. When this warm gas is compressed, it intensifies or concentrates the heat, like a magnifying glass in the sun.

The intensely hot gas is then pumped into the heat exchanger/condenser, where the actual heat transfer takes place. As the pool water passes through the heat exchanger, the hot gas gives up its heat to the cooler pool water.

The refrigerant returns to a liquid state and is pumped through the expansion valve then into the evaporator air coil to start the process over again.