Poolheat Pumps

How Long Does My Heat Pump Have To Run Every Day?

Have you ever dived into a swimming pool only to find that the water was too cold for you? Despite turning on the pool heat pump, does the temperature of your Perth pool still let you down?

Aside from warming and cooling houses and buildings, heat pumps can also heat a pool. By using a heat pump, you can extend your swimming season and enjoy more hours of fun and exercise in your own backyard pool.

How long should you run your heat pump?

It is vital as a pool owner that you familiarise yourself with the heat pump run times. So, this is what we would be diving into today.

To begin with, if you are planning to heat your pool, you need to take into account the surroundings, pool cover, weather, dimensions, and volume of the water to achieve your desired temperature. Heat pumps pull heat from the ambient air rather than generating their own heat. Therefore, heat pump operation and run times vary with respect to the weather conditions and surroundings.

Considering this, you cannot set a standard heat pump run time for all pool heat pumps.

There are two major factors that impact the pool heat pump run time. These include:

Weather

As mentioned above, weather can significantly influence the run times of your heat pump as pool heat pumps do not create heat on their own. The colder the weather, the lesser heat your heat pump will produce, resulting in longer heat pump run times. Heat pumps operate better in temperatures above 10 °C.

Pool Covers

Pool covers are a great way to conserve energy as evaporation is the largest source of energy loss. In some cases you can get away with a smaller-sized heat pump if you use a pool cover. An uncovered pool loses heat quickly. Therefore, it will experience a slower heat gain than the one which is covered. A good quality pool covers can retain 75% of the pool’s heat loss.

Calculating the run time

Pool heat pumps are known for being extremely efficient. On average, a heat pump can heat a 32 m2 pool to 29 °C (which is the ideal swimmable temperature) within approximately 12 to 48 hours, conditions pending*.

The size of your heat pump also impacts the heat pump run times. For every 1 kW (kilowatt) of power consumed, they create approximately 5 kW of water heating energy per hour. Naturally, the higher the kW, the lower the run time, as it will create more water heating energy.

Where can I find a quality pool heat pump?

Are you looking for a high-quality heat pump for your pool? Pool Heat Pumps Perth, a proud member of the Western Australian Swimming Pool and Spa Association, provides the best heat pumps to ensure a comfortable swimming experience. We supply pumps for both domestic as well as commercial pools. To save the time of our busy customers, we provide a high-quality installation services too.

Feel free to contact us at (1300) 810 149. We will be happy to assist you. Connect with us today.

EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE & LOW OPERATING COSTS

Evo Advanced DHP-R series delivers pool heating with exceptional performance, low operating costs & a C.O.P. as high as 5.4.

Combine your Evo pool heat pump with a pool blanket &/or your solar PV for the ultimate energy
efficient pool heating!

CUTTING EDGE FULL COLOUR TOUCHSCREEN CONTROLLER

Featuring an easy to use,
intelligent full colour touch screen controller that allows you to maintain your pool temperature to within 0.1 degree while delivering optimum performance.

WI-FI Control

Control your Evo Advanced DHP-R heat pump anytime, anywhere with the smart
Wi-Fi controller app. Available for iOS and Android, the smart phone controller app offers you an
easy and convenient way to monitor and control your pool temperature.

HEATING & COOLING MODES

The Advanced DHP-R series is equipped to automatically heat or cool your pool water based on your set temperature - so you can be sure your pool is always at your desired temperature!

VERY QUIET OPERATION + DUAL SPEED FANS

Our low noise fan blades ensures minimal operating noise which is ideal for you and your neighbours! Plus, the dual speed fan allows you to run your heat pump during the night with even further reduced noise levels. The fan is able to operate on a lower RPM on a timer or ambient temperature basis. * Dual speed fans available on selected models - refer to website for most up to date models.

LOW AMBIENT AIR PERFORMANCE

The Evo Advanced DHP-R heat pump offers low running times because of its higher heat outputs when it counts.

304 STAINLESS STEEL CABINET

The 304 stainless steel cabinet will ensure long term corrosion
resistance.

DUAL DEFROST TECHNOLOGY

Our Thermotec Element Defrost technology and auto defrost system ensures your heat pump is defrosting less and heating more often, maximizing the
heating capacity in colder weather when its needed the most.

TITANIUM HEAT EXCHANGER

The titanium thread heat exchanger ensures maximum heat transfer with the ultimate corrosion resistance, improving the heat transfer efficiency by up to 30% compared to standard heat exchangers.

ELECTRONIC EXPANSION VALVE 2 TECHNOLOGY

Electronic Expansion Valve 2 Technology is the absolute latest and the best possible refrigeration control system available in the market today. This results in higher C.O.P. and improved efficiency of up to 20% compared to other
commercial heater brands.

LATEST CORROSION PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY

The bluetec hydrophilic coating on the condenser fins is the latest technology in corrosion protection allowing your heat pump to
maintain its high efficiency for many years to come.

Inexpensive to run

A fraction of the running cost of Gas pool heating

Swim in a heated pool all year

Unlike solar
heating which only effectively extends the
swimming season by a few months, an Aquatight
Heat Pump heats continuously even when it’s cool
and cloudy

Incredibly efficient

Japanese inverter technology
- massive 6.2 COP (Coefficient of Performance)
- 15-30% higher efficiency than competitive units

Top quality, maximum durability Titanium Heat
Exchanger

Installation is quick and easy

You could be
swimming in a warm pool in no time

Attractive, unobtrusive heating unit

Model Specifications:

IM13 – 13kW

  • Advised Pool volume (L): 30,000 – 55,000*
  • Power Supply: 230V / Single phase / 50Hz
  • Heating Capacity / COP at 50% Capacity:-
    • At 26°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 80% Humidity
      • 8 kW
      • COP (50%) 11
    • At 15°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 70% Humidity
      • 9kW
      • COP (50%) 6.8
    • Rated Input Current at 15°C Air (A): 0.96 – 7.52
    • Max Input Current (A): 12
    • Sound pressure at 1m dB(A): 42.1 – 50.7
    • Dimensions (mm) L x W x H: 961 x 340 x 658
    • Weight: 50kg


IM15 – 15kW

  • Advised Pool volume (L): 35,000 – 65,000*
  • Power Supply: 230V / Single phase / 50Hz
  • Heating Capacity / COP at 50% Capacity:-
    • At 26°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 80% Humidity
      • 15 kW
      • COP (50%) 10.9
    • At 15°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 70% Humidity
      • 5kW
      • COP (50%) 6.6
    • Rated Input Current at 15°C Air (A): 1.17 – 9.6
    • Max Input Current (A): 13.5
    • Sound pressure at 1m dB(A): 41.3 – 54
    • Dimensions (mm) L x W x H: 961 x 340 x 658
    • Weight: 52kg

Saturn Heat Pump Specifications:
• Power Supply: 230V / Single phase / 50Hz
• Water pipe in-out size (mm): 48.3
• Dimensions (mm) L x W x H: 872 x 349 x 654
• R410a Refrigerant

Model Specifications:
iXB09:
Advised Pool volume (L): 20,000 to 35,000*
Heating Capacity / COP:-
At 26°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 80% Humidity
- 8.0kW
- COP 10.4 – 5.6

At 15°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 70% Humidity
- 6.0kW
- COP 6.1 – 4.1
Rated Input Current at 15°C Air: 1.48 – 6.0
Sound pressure at 1m dB(A): 40.8 – 51.1
Weight: 46kg


iX09:

Advised Pool volume (L): 20,000 to 40,000*

Heating Capacity / COP:-
At 26°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 80% Humidity
- 9.2kW
- COP 11 – 5.7

At 15°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 70% Humidity
- 7.0kW
- COP 6.2 – 4.3
Rated Input Current at 15°C Air: 1.48 – 7.0
Sound pressure at 1m dB(A): 40.6 – 52.5
Weight: 47kg

iX12:
Advised Pool Volume (L): 30,000 to 55,000*
Heating Capacity / COP:-
At 26°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 80% Humidity
- 12.5kW
- COP 12.1 – 5.9

At 15°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 70% Humidity
- 9.0kW
- COP 6.1 – 4.2
Rated Input Current at 15°C Air: 1.57 – 8.7
Sound pressure at 1m dB(A): 42.9 – 53
Weight: 49kg

Specifications correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change without notice.

*The Advised Pool Volume indicated is a guide only and applies under following conditions: Swimming pool is well covered; system runs at least 15 hours per day;
If these conditions are not met, please kindly ask your nearest Southside Pool store for advice.

EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE & LOW OPERATING COSTS

Evo Fusion-i series
delivers pool heating with exceptional performance, low operating costs & a C.O.P. as high as 12.57 .

Combine your Evo Fusion-i pool heat pump with a pool blanket &/or your
solar PV for the ultimate energy efficient pool heating!

LATEST STEPLESS DC FULL INVERTER TECHNOLOGY 

Incorporating the latest full
inverter technology - including DC stepless compressors, fans, and PC boards; the Fusion-i
range will automatically adjust it’s power and electricity consumption based on the exact
requirements of your pool. This ensures your pool reaches the desired temperature
faster, and is maintained more efficiently - SAVING YOU ON YOUR HOUSEHOLD ENERGY BILL.

TOUCHSCREEN CONTROLLER

Designed with an intelligent LCD touch screen controller, you can easily increase or decrease water temperatures and switch between heating and cooling modes.

HEATING & COOLING MODES

The Fusion-i series is equipped to automatically heat or cool your pool water based on your set temperature - so you can be sure your pool is
always at your desired temperature!

VERY QUIET OPERATION

Our low noise fan blades ensures minimal operating noise which is ideal for you and your neighbours!

AUTOMATIC DEFROST

Designed with a four-way valve reverse defrost method, the Fusion-i series provides automatic defrosting and allows the heat pump to work
efficiently in ambient air temperatures as low as -7°C.

TITANIUM HEAT EXCHANGER 

The titanium thread heat exchanger ensures maximum heat transfer with the ultimate corrosion resistance, improving the heat transfer efficiency by up to 30% compared to standard heat exchangers.

ELECTRONIC EXPANSION VALVE 2 TECHNOLOGY

Electronic Expansion Valve 2 Technology is the absolute latest and the best possible refrigeration control system available in the market today. This results in higher C.O.P. and improved efficiency of up
to 20% compared to other commercial heater brands.

LATEST CORROSION PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY

The bluetec hydrophilic coating on the condenser fins is the latest technology in corrosion protection allowing your heat pump to maintain its high efficiency for many years to come.