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What size heat pump do I need for my swimming pool?

To determine the size of the heat pump needed for your swimming pool, you'll need to consider several factors such as the volume of your pool, desired temperature increase, climate conditions, and the efficiency of the heat pump. Here's a general guideline to help you estimate the size of the heat pump:

  1. Calculate the pool volume: Measure the length, width, and average depth of your pool in feet. Multiply these three values together to get the pool's volume in cubic feet.

  2. Convert the volume to gallons: Multiply the volume in cubic feet by 7.48 to convert it to gallons.

  3. Determine the desired temperature increase: Decide how much you want to raise the temperature of your pool water. The larger the temperature increase, the larger the heat pump you'll need.

  4. Consider the climate: If you live in a colder climate with lower average temperatures, you'll need a larger heat pump to compensate for the additional heat loss.

  5. Account for efficiency: Heat pumps have different efficiency ratings, usually expressed as COP (Coefficient of Performance) or BTU output. The hi

gher the COP or BTU output, the more efficient the heat pump. Consider the efficiency rating to ensure you're getting an appropriately sized heat pump.

It's recommended to consult with a professional pool heating specialist or an HVAC technician who can perform a proper heat load calculation based on your specific pool dimensions, location, and other factors. They can provide you with the most accurate sizing recommendation for your swimming pool heat pump.


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