We know pool heaters are an investment for families that’s why we’ve included some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below. If you have a question not covered below please feel free to contact our friendly staff to assist.
Should I put my heater in bypass over Winter?
Absolutely! If you are not using your pool heater over winter or you need to complete a shock treatment on your pool we suggest putting the heat pump in bypass to stop water running through the system. Water running through an offline heater can cause corrosion in the heat exchanger which can lead the heater to fail.
Do I need a pool blanket/cover?
Pool covers are a great way to reduce water evaporation and save on running costs of your pool heater. If you don’t like the look of pool covers, contact us today about Heat Loc the liquid pool cover solution.
How does the heater work?
Electric heat pumps work by taking the outside air and pumping the heat into the water until the desired temperature is reached in a refrigeration cycle. It doesn’t need a lot of energy to do this and actually uses a lot less than its gas counterpart. When the pool is nearly at the desired temperature, the heat pump starts to ramp down and not draw as much electricity which of course saves you money.
Can I service my pool heater?
We recommend an annual service carried out by a licenced technician. Pool Heating Systems provides annual servicing as well as breakdown call outs. Contact us today to be added to our annual servicing list and one of our friendly office staff will contact you each year when servicing is due.
Can my heater heat and cool my pool?
Not all heater are equipped to cool. To cool your pool’s water, the process is reversed so the heater will pull heat out of the water and put it back into the air. Just like a reverse cycle air conditioner.
Are heaters expensive to run?
Our full inverter heat pumps can use up to 80% less power consumption than a standard heat pump. And a more affordable option compared to gas heaters. The Australian Energy Systems Ai Series produced up to 15.5kW of heat for every 1kW of electricity used.
Do I need a separate pump for the pool heater?
To put it simply no. The heater can run of the same plumbing as your pool pump but you will need to have a Priority to Heat controller installed. This controller tells the pump when to turn on so you can maintain your heater set temperature.
What size heater will I need?
The heater size depends on a few factors:
- Season extender (September – April only) or all year-round heating
- Indoor or outdoor pool
- Surface area of pool
- Are you using a pool cover?
Contact the office to find out which size heater will suit your needs.