Comparing 4 Pool Heating Options, Part 2
It’s time for part two of our side-by-side comparison of all your different Florida pool heating options. If you missed part one where we covered the pros and cons of electrical resistance heaters and natural gas/propane heaters, check it out here. This time, we’re focusing on the air source heat pump and the PH90 GeoThermal pool heater.
The air source heat pump has an evaporator coil that is susceptible to damage from the salt air. If you have a pool on the coastline, you may not want this type of pump. However, it is a pretty efficient option.
Here’s how it works: It takes in air through the coils, sucks the heat out of the air, ejects the heat through the coil, and the condensing coil has a titanium tube heat exchanger that produces about 150,000 BTUs per hour. For every dollar you spend on heating, you’re getting six dollars worth of heat. To heat your average pool, it only costs around $1,300 to maintain 84 degrees. That’s much lower than the $6,000 average for pools heated with natural gas or propane systems.
“The GeoThermal heater is 30% more efficient than the air source heat pump.”
We have saved the best option for last. It’s our PH90 GeoThermal pool heater. It produces about 99,000 BTUs per hour and has a 5.8 COP. It’s one of the most efficient heaters on the market. It doesn’t change due to outside temperatures like the air source heat pump because it’s using water from the ground that comes at a constant temperature year-round.
The way this pump works is unique. The groundwater goes into an evaporator coil, then into a compressor. It produces only 45 decibels when running, so you can barely hear it. They’re used in competition pools to maintain precise temperatures because you can heat or cool the water with this system. To heat this pool to 84 degrees would only cost $700 to $800 per year.
The GeoThermal heater is 30% more efficient than the air source heat pump. Water is 30 times more heat conductive than air. This is the most efficient heater you can have for any commercial pool. It also comes with a tax credit for residential pools.
The only one we don’t have is a solar panel heater. Reach out to us for more information about that one. If you have questions about your pool heating options or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.