If one covered the pool at night, running the pump during the day would help to average the temperature of the water, reduce surface temperature differential to the air, and allow better thermal gain from the sunshine. The cover at hight would slow heat loss overall.
It depends on a few things to determine how long it takes a heat pump to heat a pool. However, overall a heat pump generally heats a pool after 24 to 72 hours by 20-degrees Fahrenheit. For smaller pools like a spa pool, the heat pump can heat a pool between 45 and 60 minutes.
Water temperatures are slow to heat up, and just as slow to cool down. Water is very "stubborn" to change temperature. It takes 4 times the energy to heat up water than to heat air. Water also "feels" colder because water is a more efficent medium than air to cool our body down.
It may be cheaper to run the pump at night, but honestly you should run it 1 hour a day per 10 degrees of temperature at least, and it should be during the day. Running the pump at night should only be when you are doing a major chemical treatment such as algae clean-up.
Overall, a heat pump usually requires between 24 and 72 hours to heat a swimming pool by 20°F (11°C) and between 45 and 60 minutes to heat a spa by 20°F (11°C).
It should have clear sky above it, without eaves or overhanging trees blocking the exhaust air. Placing the pool heat pump in an area of direct sunlight will increase efficiency, by warming the area around the heater.
Without a heater it very much depends on the weather. A number of hot sunny days or quite a few cool cloudy days, anything from two days to a month. It also very much depends on how much you want to get in the pool, ie are willing to try the pool at cooler temperatures.
If you want an energy-efficient way to heat your pool, consider using a heat pump pool heater in mild climates. Solar water heaters are cost competitive with other types of water heaters and have low annual operating costs.
As a rule of thumb, the highest water temperature rise you can get from an air-source heat pump under ideal conditions is 30°. For example, if the outside temperature is in the 40s, you can expect the pool to warm up only to the 70s.
Heat Pumps are designed to raise the temperature of a pool up to the ideal swimming range, between 78 – 82 degrees Fahrenheit,. Because they work by taking in air that is already warm, they work best in humid areas where the ambient temperature stays above 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
When the heater is turned off, get the water to circulate by operating your pump at lower speeds. Operating your pump during the night (non-peak hours) is the cheapest; this is a fantastic tactic for pool owners who don't want to heat again their pool every morning during colder weather.
According to the World Health Organization, water temperatures ranging from 78 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit are generally comfortable and safe for those engaging in moderate physical activity in a pool.
Yes, the pump has to be running. The heater has an internal pressure switch that needs to be closed...
Typically, a heat pump should cycle two to three times an hour. The heat pump should stay on for 10 to 20 minutes during the cycle. However, during cold outside temperatures (below 30-40 degrees), a heat pump will constantly run to maintain the home temperature.
Overall, the lessons learned today is you should run your pool pump an average 8 hours a day to properly circulate and clean your water. The pump should push your entire pool in gallons in this 8 hour period of time. Residential pool water only needs to be turned over once daily to have proper filtration.
Run the pump for 8 hours, every 24 hours. You can also pause in between; there is no need to run it continuously. Ideally, after you shock the pool, be sure to run the pump at night and during non-peak hours, to save on your energy bills.
Depending on the size of your pool, we still recommend you run your pump run at least 4-6 hours a day during the fall and winter months. The daily cycle can be divided into multiple cycles, but each cycle should be no shorter than 4 hours, for all the water to pass through the filter at least once.
The pool feels cold at first because your body is not the same temperature as the pool water. Most pools are around 75–85 degrees Fahrenheit and your body temperature is around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. After a while, your body gets used to the temperature and you don't really feel the water as much.
As such, there's no universal rule about whether rain water makes swimming pool water warmer or cooler; it all depends on whether the rain is warmer or cooler than the pool. If the rain is cold, it may cool down your pool water.
Yes, 75 and cloudy is quite comfortable for swimming as well as many other activities. Ideally the water will be a similar temperature or slightly warmer. If it is particularly cold just be sure not to stay in too long.
Air bubbles in the pool cover act as an insulator in a similar way that your thermos would keep water warm. A pool cover will, therefore, keep your pool water warmer for longer.