Solar Powered Pool Heat Pumps
Swim free in a resort temperature pool on a day like this, powered by panels like these. Solarpro can combine a pool heat pump with a new or existing solar power system to eliminate your running costs. You could use your solar power to run your pool heat pump when required and your air conditioner on other occasions. Heat pumps are inexpensive and guarantee heat when you want it with virtually no maintenance. Contact us now for a quote or call for a discussion on what this technology can do for you.
How heat pumps work
Heat pumps operate on a similar principal to a reverse cycle air conditioner or refrigerator. Refrigerant gas extracts the latent heat from the air and transfers this heat into the pool water. For every 1 kW of electricity consumed, a standard on/off heat pump will collect up to 6 kW of heat from the atmosphere. Sunshine is not necessary and the heat pump will continue to heat the pool in air temperatures as low as 7 degrees. Your pool can be at resort temperatures 24hrs a day.
A pool blanket is highly recommended with any heat pump and if not used a larger size heat pump will be required.
Solarpro offers two types of on/off heat pumps that can be powered by your solar panels and an inverter heat pump option. All have rust proof outer casings to protect from salty air and great warranties.
Powering Free from the Sun
Solarpro has the technology to install a solar system that will run your heat pump on free solar power. We have looked at many pool heating solutions and think this is the best economic, environmental and life-style decision you can make to heat a pool. An alternative is installing enclosed solar pool heating panels. We will go through the options and work out what will work best for you. Contact us.
1. Oasis heat pumps
The Oasis C10 and C16 pumps have a titanium spiral heat exchanger, which gives them 10% more heating capacity than standard heat exchangers. They have commercial grade ABS plastic casing and come with a lifetime warranty against corrosion. Very quiet operation and designed for both extended season and all year heating. Solarpro has installed many of these over the years. We believe they are very reliable, value for money pumps that will give you years of service and are well supported.
2. Oasis Elite heat pump
These are beautifully designed and have the latest technology in a tough, lightweight, rust proof aluminium casing. The patented twin titanium coils heat exchanger features extended heat exchanging surface giving higher efficiency. The electronic expansion valve intelligently adjusts the refrigerant flow rate, to allow the units to work with high efficiency at all times. The ripple fin air exchanger has extended the heat exchanging surface so the risk of frosting is significantly reduced.
3. Oasis Inverter heat pump
Inverter technology is new to the swimming pool industry in Australia, it has however been used overseas for many years. The Oasis inverter heat pumps reduce energy use through their variable speed function. Where a standard heat pump only has 1 speed, meaning it will always draw power at its maximum rate, an Oasis inverter heat pump can dial its power consumption up or down based on the heat demand requirements of your pool. As your pool approaches its desired temperature your Oasis inverter heat pump begins to taper its power consumption, resulting in lower running costs.