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Discover the low-cost way to enjoy warm water all year

03 March 2018 nathanhallahan

Discover the low-cost way to enjoy warm water all year

Would you like to heat your pool or spa for longer each year but find the cost too high? Heat pumps which warm water using the surrounding air and minimal energy are an economical way to create inviting summer-warm water all year.

At Swimart, we think of our exclusive range of Waterco heat pumps as ‘summer extenders’ as they create warm pool and spa water beyond the warmer months. With the growing demand for energy saving and environmentally friendly products, heat pumps, with their highly energy efficient operation and ozone-friendly parts are experiencing renewed popularity.

Why heat pumps are low cost to run

Heat pumps work like reverse-cycle air conditioners, extracting ambient or latent heat from the surrounding air, intensifying it, then transferring it to the pool water. The entire process only requires energy to operate a compressor and a fan motor, which makes them highly energy efficient.

While heat pumps take longer than gas heaters to warm the pool or spa water, they are more economical to run and effectively maintain the heat. Compared to gas and electric heaters, Swimart’s Waterco Electroheat heat pumps use a fraction of the energy to generate the same amount of heat.

"With a Waterco heat pump, you can save up to 80% over LPG, 50% over natural gas and 500% over electric heaters," says Swimart Australasian manager Chris Fitzmaurice. “They’re the most economical way to extend your swimming season and can keep your pool or spa comfortable enough to swim in all year round.”

In addition to being economical to run, heat pumps are the perfect solution for pool and spa owners who have limited roof space to accommodate a solar heating system.

Heat pumps operate year round

Swimart’s compact and durable Waterco heat pumps can be run year round: the Electroheat MIV and Electroheat Plus MKIII can operate in temperatures as low as just above 0 degrees Celsius while the Electroheat Ultra, with its de-icing function, can operate in temperatures below freezing point. And unlike solar heating systems, heat pumps don’t require sunlight or even warm weather.

“The best thing about heat pump pool heaters is that they operate regardless of the weather,” says Chris.

There’s a Waterco heat pump to suit your pool and spa size and needs

Swimart’s exclusive range of Waterco Electroheat heat pumps effectively and economically extend your use of your swimming pool and spa.

Their current selection of compact and reliable heat pumps suit a variety of pool sizes and needs from 2kW to 200kW output, including the compact  Electroheat MIV which has heating capacities between 12 and 23kW, and the Electroheat Plus MKIII and Electroheat Ultra which are available in 23 to 44k heating capacities.

The Electroheat Ultra’s extra-large evaporator enables it to extract more heat from the surrounding air while its automatic hot gas de-icing function, which melts ice that’s formed on its evaporator, enables it to heat pool water even when the surrounding air temperature is below freezing point at 0 degrees Celsius.

All Waterco Electroheat heat pumps are quiet to run, easy to use and maintain and long lasting as they’re designed to withstand the toughest weather conditions and corrosive effects of salt and pool chemicals.

The benefits of heat pumps

  • Low cost and effective
  • Operate year round
  • Highly energy efficient and reliable
  • Easy to use and low maintenance
  • Compact, durable and long lasting
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Don’t require gas connection or supply

Visit your local Swimart store to discover which Waterco Electroheat heat pump best suits your pool or spa.