SMART Heat Pump Overview
A pool really doesn’t need to be limited to Summer and the warmer months! In Australia there’s such a lovely climate in most places that with a little bit of clever heating we really can enjoy our swimming pool investment all year round. The SMART Heat Pump is an environmentally friendly option to heat your pool. Operating on a similar principal to your refrigerator or air conditioner, the SMART Heat Pump uses environmentally friendly refrigerant gas that extracts the latent heat from the air and transfers this heat into the pool water.
A nearly silent compressor moves the refrigerant gas through a coil (called evaporator) through which air is forced and collects heat from the surrounding atmosphere. The now superheated refrigerant gas then passes through a titanium heat exchanger (called condenser) which transfers the heat into the pool water and the cycle starts again.
So in fact, the power used by the heat pump does not create any heat, it is simply used to compress and move the refrigerant gas through the evaporator and condenser to collect and transfer heat from the atmosphere into your pool water.
For every 1 kW of electricity consumed, the SMART Heat Pump will collect up to 6 kW of heat from the atmosphere. Sunshine is not necessary and your SMART Heat Pump will continue to heat your pool in air temperatures as low as 7 degrees. So even if the nights are cold, or the days leading up to the weekend are cool, your SMART Heat Pump can heat and maintain your pool water temperature at a comfortable swimming temperature.
SMART Heat Pump Benefits
Unlike many other heat pumps, the corrosion proof titanium heat exchanger is enclosed in a purpose designed and fully injection moulded housing for maximum strength and long life.
The fully moulded plastic SMART Heat Pump case is impervious to corrosion and guarantees maximum life regardless of location, “seaside” tropical north or outback.
The high quality commercial digital thermostat ensures the pool water temperature is accurate. The scroll compressor is widely regarded as the quietest operating system and moulded plastic fan is purposely designed for its application.
The SMART Heat Pump Features and Benefits:
- Whisper quiet
- Super Efficient
- Maintains the pool temperature 24 hours a day
- Fast heat up times
- Reduced temperature when the pool is not in use
SMART Heat Pump Range
Now you’ve decided you want a swimming pool, the next important decision is how your water is to be treated to provide you a healthy and safe swimming environment with minimal ongoing maintenance. The less maintenance you have to worry about will mean more time for you and your family to enjoy the lifestyle benefits of owning your own pool.
Leisure Pools have worked in conjunction with AstralPool Australia, the largest global equipment manufacturer to produce a range of products ideally suited to our swimming pool designs as well as the Australian environment. The SMART range of products have been developed to provide you with the maximum amount of energy and water savings, as well as making the control of the pool a simple exercise!
SMART Heat Pump Solar Alternative
A properly sized solar system will raise the water temperature by around 5 to 6 degrees when the sun is shining. The SMART Heat Pump is the perfect solar replacement, raising the water temperature by around 4 to 6 degrees (depending on the pool size and hours of operation) providing the perfect solar alternative, without the need to install unsightly solar collect on the roof or competing for roof space with solar cells now often installed to provide electrical savings.
The combination of the 8 star energy rated SMART filter pump and the SMART Heat Pump can actually cost less to operate than a conventional filter pump and solar pump and extend your swimming season to provide comfortable swimming temperatures when you want to swim.
The SMART Heat Pump requires a single 10 amp power connection and once the pool is heated, will only operate during the 8 hour filter pump operation each day to enable the whole family to use and enjoy your Leisure Pools Lifestyle.