Tired of closing your pool as soon as the weather gets cold? Are you looking to extend your swimming season by more than just a few weeks? Heat Pumps are a great way to quickly heat your water, and allow you to enjoy your pool for months past the end of swimming season! Great for in-ground pools in mild and humid climates, Heat Pumps are designed to extend your swimming into the early spring and late fall by efficiently heating your water to a comfortable swimming temperature. Heat Pumps work by gathering warm air around the pool, compressing and heating it, and using that hot air to heat the pool. Purchasing a Heat Pump will give you months of warm water even during cold weather while nearly eliminating operating costs, and help you and your family spend more time in the pool than ever before!
Heat Pumps are highly efficient and useful ways to heat your swimming pool. These types of heaters work by first drawing in warm air surrounding the pump. This air is then compressed and heated until pool water is run through the compressor, warming up the water before it is returned to the pool. All of Leslie’s Heat Pumps are cost-effective and do not use any fossil fuels, saving you money and protecting your family as well as the environment. Heat Pumps are cheap to run, very easy to use, and require little maintenance.
Heat Pumps are designed to raise the temperature of a pool up to the ideal swimming range, between 78 – 82 degrees Fahrenheit,. Because they work by taking in air that is already warm, they work best in humid areas where the ambient temperature stays above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Most Heat Pumps will work if the temperature dips below 60, but will automatically shut off if the temperature reaches 45 – 50 degrees Fahrenheit. By shutting off automatically, Heat Pumps prevent damage that can occur when the air gets too cold. The Heat Pumps that Leslie’s offers range from 50K BTUs for smaller pools, and up to 135K BTUs for larger pools. Pool owners in mild climates will want to consider a Heat Pump to help extend your swimming season.
Because they do not use fossil fuels to heat the water, Heat Pumps are highly efficient and very cost-effective to run. Heat Pumps are not ideal for every climate, but in areas where the temperature rarely dips below 60 degrees Fahrenheit (except in winter), they are a great choice to help extend your season. Heat Pumps also release no emissions into the air, which keeps your costs down and provides an environmentally-friendly solution to heating your pool.
Heating your water is vital to enjoying your pool and extending your swimming season, but without retaining the heat in your pool using a solar cover, much of the energy that is used warming the pool will dissipate into the air. Using a solar cover along with a Heat Pump can save you as much as 50% of the cost of energy it takes to heat your pool. Combining a solar cover with a Heat Pump will heat your pool more quickly, and will keep the pool warm long into the night, as well as later into the swimming season. For information on the individual models, please read the product pages below. For additional info on sizing and installation, please contact or visit your nearest Leslie’s Retail Location.
Features and Tips for Using Heat Pumps
- Great for use in mild and humid climates that rarely dip below 60 degrees Fahrenheit
- Can be used to extend your season by several months, both in early spring before swimming season and late fall after swimming season
- Range in capacity from 50K BTUs for small pools, and up to 135K BTUs for larger pools
- Should be used along with a solar cover in order to retain the heat inside your pool
- Easy to use and easy to maintain
- Require no fossil fuel and run cleanly with no emissions
- Very cost-efficient with minimal operating costs
- Eco-friendly option to Gas Heaters
- Most Heat Pumps automatically shut off when the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent damage.
- Built to keep your pool warm year after year
- Can be professionally installed by a trained Leslie’s technician