Generally, pool heater will be a big investment and important part for the pool owner’s swimming pool system, correct installation is very important to keep it operating properly. When it comes to above-ground or inground pools, things seem to be more complicated. But with a pool heat pump, the installation and maintenance will become much easier.
What is a pool heat pump?
A pool heat pump is an appliance that can heat the swimming pool water. Differed from the traditional pool heaters like gas heaters, pool heat pumps actually don’t produce heat, they transfer and use the heat from ambient air to heat up your pool water. About the working principle of air-water heating exchange process, you can refer to the detailed explanation in How Does A Pool Heat Pump Work .
Therefore, pool heat pump is a great option to make considerable savings in energy consumption and enjoy comfortable pool water temperatures for 4 seasons swimming fun.
How to install your pool heat pump?
After purchasing a pool heat pump, the important thing next is to install it correctly. Here is the step by step guide for installing your inverter pool heat pump with some practical advice from Aquark. Keep reading to the installing tips below!
1. Select the best location.
- Choose an open position where sufficient air can be provided. Based on the operation principle of pool heat pumps, full airflow is necessary for installing a pool heat pump. Make sure there is no obstacle to ventilation, like walls or other utilities. In addition, make enough space around the pump for plumbing.
- Place the pump in close proximity to your swimming pool. The farther you locate the pump, the more heat you will lose in plumbing and the longer time it will cost to warm the water.
- A firm and flat base is required. To support the pump’s weight, remember to find a sturdy ground.
2. Connect the plumbs.
Purchase the right size of hard pipes you need to match the pump. But if you already have some, just get the correct size of PVC connections and elbow fittings.
3. Connect the electricity.
- Check the running and the peak currents of the pump from its data plate, and ensure your electrical supply is adequate to support it.
- If your power system cannot support the pool heat pump, you will need to run a dedicated circuit from your subpanel.
- In case your power system is too “sensitive” to take the sudden and high electricity pressure, the “soft-start” of Aquark’s inverter pool heat pump Mr. Perfect can ease the spike.
Compared to on/off pool heat pumps whose starting current is 5 times its rated current, the “soft-start” of Aquark’s inverter technology InverPad® Turbo, can not only protect your electrical system but also prevent the heat pump from being shocked by high starting current, that will lead to a longer service time for your appliance.
Installing your pool heat pump with the professionals
Considering the installing location, plumbs and connection to the electric system during the installation, yet we suggest you to hire a professional engineer or electrician to help you with the pool heat pump installation. Feel free to contact our experts to explore more about the pool heat pump installation suggestions and inverter pool heat pump.