Pool Heating – Gas & Heat Pumps

Never let the weather control you swimming in your pool again, pool heaters provide the ultimate in swimming comfort letting you choose the perfect temperature all year round.

Gas Heating or Heat Pump?

Whatever the temperature, warmer or cooler, you will want the comfort of heating your pool.  Even if it feels warm, it doesn’t necessarily mean your pool water is warm enough to swim in.

Gas heating can be installed in pools or spas, however they are more commonly installed as a heating option for spas.

Gas Heating

The benefit of gas pool heating and spa heaters is that they heat the pool and spa quite quickly verses the hours or days needed to initially heat the pool with a heat pump.  Gas heating is beneficial for those who do not use their pool or spa on a regular basis, and just want to heat your pool or spa as required.

The other benefit of gas pool heaters is they perform well in any climate.  They will heat your pool or spa on the coldest of days.  Where as a heat pump does have it limitations.

Heat Pumps

Heat Pump are incredibly energy efficient at maintaining a constant water temperature and can save you up to 70% verses a gas heater.  Heat pumps are efficient because they use the heat of the surrounding ambient air temperature to heat the pool’s water verses burning natural gas or LPG.

The high performance, energy efficient pool heaters quietly and economically maintain your ideal water temperature at all times.  If you use your pool every day for relaxing or exercising and not looking to extend your swimming season into the cooler months, then a heat pump is an ideal choice for your pool.

Heat pumps work well in Western Australia due to our warmer climate verses colder climates.  Although a heat pump will operate at temperatures above 10 degrees Celsius, cooler air temperature below 10 degrees Celsius may not have sufficient heat in the air to keep your pool warm as you would like.

Don’t let cool water temperatures limit your swimming enjoyment.

A heat pump is the most efficient way to heat or cool the temperature of your pool or spa.  In warmer climates like ours and especially in pools or spas with dark surfaces benefit from the water been cooled (this is an option with a heat pump).  If you live in an area which the climate can become extremely hot the heat/cool option on a heat pump is a perfect choice.

Combined Benefits – Gas Pool Heater and Heat Pump

A gas heater and heat pump combination combination will deliver energy savings by using the heat pump the majority of the time, and then switching to a gas heater when the temperature drops.  Other benefits:

  • Most energy efficient way to heat or cool your pool/spa in any climate
  • Heat pump efficiently maintains ideal pool temperature while a gas heater will rapidly raises the spa temperature on demand
  • The ability to choose between your heat pump or gas heater on cooler days

Heat Technology Comparisons

TechnologyPool & Spa UsageAdvantages
Gas Heat
Intermittent Swimming
– Maintains any temperature regardless of the weather
– Quickest way to heat your pool/spa
– Lower operating costs for intermittent heating
Heat Pump
Daily Swimming
– Low operating costs to maintain pool temperature
– Only option to cool a pool or spa
SolarIntermittent Swimming & Daily Swimming
– Low operating cost

How to Choose the Correct Heater for your Pool Size

You will need to work out your pool surface area in square meters by using the following:

Extend Your Swimming Pool Season

Pool and Spa Mart Bull Creek stock Hayward Energyline Pro Heat Pumps (with Inverter Technology).   Hayward Heat Pumps are performance certified to come in a wide range of sizes to your meet your specific pool needs.  (It is recommended that you do have a swimming pool solar blanket on the pool, as it will, help retain the heat produced by the heat pump)

In the tables below, choose the surface area that is equal to or just greater than, the pool’s surface area.

Pool Area (m2)QLD/NTNSW/ACT
VIC/TAS/SA/NZWA
259A9A13A9A
4013A
13A21A13A
6521A
21ANa21A
ModelHeat Capacity (KW)C.O.P
Electrical ConnectionVoltage Hertz/PhaseCircuit AmpsDiameter
(W x D)
Height
(MM)
PKG Unit Weight (KG)Noise Level
(DBA)
ENP2M9A94.5Plug & Play250 50/18.41025 x 4556606154
ENP3M13A
135.5Hardwire240 50/111.61140 x 4708758056
ENP6M21A215.5Hardwire240 50/117.51140 x 47087511056

What is Inverter Technology?

  • Inverter technology constantly measures the water temperature and adjusts the speed of the compressor and fan to run at the most efficient setting to match the heat loss of the pool.
  • On start-up the unit will slowly increase the compressor and fan speed, this it will automatically decide how much energy is required to heat or maintain the water temperature
  • As the water temperature reaches the set-point temperature the unit will being to reduce the speed of the compressor and fan reduces energy consumption. When operating at lower speeds the C.O.P (efficiency) increases, resulting in reduced running costs
  • The EnergyLine Inverter will the constantly measure temperature parameters and adjust the output, which increase efficiency
  • Traditional on/off heat pumps are sized to heat a specific size pool. The compressor and fan switch on when the heat is required rather than adjust the output to meet heat demand. Therefore, the running costs are greater than heat pumps with the new inverter technology

Enquire about Gas & Heat Pumps

If you need information or assistance with Gas & Heat Pumps, our team can help.

Give us a call now on: (08) 9310 7774

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