How To Calculate What Size Heat Pump for Pools

Thanks to heat pumps used in modern age, you can now bathe and relax in the soothing waters of a warm pool even on cold, windy days.  A heat pump comes in many sizes; so before you purchase one, read on and learns how to calculate the appropriate size suitable to your pool.

  • Determine the temperature you want your pool to be. This is very important especially if there are other people who would also be using the pool. To do this with the thought of the well-being of every user, talk to your housemates regarding whatever suits their needs. Some people like it to be hot, some only warm, while others want it ice cold. What’s best in using a heat pump for swimming pools is that it warms or adjusts water temperature whenever the weather is not in good condition, or when the user simply wants it to be in sync with their own mood. So go ahead, discuss the matter with each user and decide on the best temperature that goes well with everyone’s desire and comfort.
  • Know the temperature during winter times or cold days. Get the average or the lowest temperature on these days. You can even guess or estimate it via your experiences during this season, or you may contact a local weather bureau to get an approximation. This is to ensure you of the precise heat pump size to purchase and to avoid wasting money on one that is not suitable to your pool.
  • Start calculating. There are three steps to be able to land on the right and accurate water heat pump for your pool. Follow the steps below.
    • Normal temperature:  Pool water temperature = total degrees Fahrenheit. The first thing you should do is to get the total temperature in Fahrenheit. To be able to get the specific list of the regular monthly temperature, inquire from a weather agency in your locality and ask for the monthly temperature and weather conditions in your area. Simply deduct the average temperature of a month from the total temperature of the pool. Or you may purchase a temperature tracker and degrees specialized calculator to land on an accurate degree Fahrenheit measure. 
    • Measure the dimension of the pool. There are now electronic gadgets that offer perfect calculation of the surface length, depth, and width of the pool. Since pools have different shapes, sizes, and depth, it will be a hard task to calculate manually.  If however, you have a common shape of the pool of a square, you only need to multiply the length of all sides, then do the same with the width, finally multiply them both. If your pool is not square, you may ask for assistance from a utility man or ask online regarding the measurement of the pool. has reliable pool information that can present you with a formula to get the pool’s dimension.
    • Degrees Fahrenheit x Pool’s surface area = Thermal Quantity. Finally, calculate the standard thermal unit. Simply multiply the swimming pool’s dimension to the total degrees Fahrenheit you get on the first step.
  • List measuring details on paper. Get hold of a paper and note each result of every calculation you have made. Go to a hardware storehouse and ask assistance from the utility personnel on what type and size of heat pump is appropriate for your pool. Inform the assistant about the calculations you’ve gathered. By doing this, you are mostly like to land on the heat pump that best fits your pool and offers quality and efficient service to you and your housemates. 

Traditionally, pools are designed to cool your body on hot summer days. Now with the help of modern sciences, pools are also a great way to warm you up on cold winter times.  Enjoy swimming!


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