How do you heat an 11x7 meter indoor swimming pool using a diesel heater or heat pump?
Answer . An electric heat pump needs heat available to pump. If it is 30 degrees outside, heating a spa to 102 or so, may be impossible unless the heater has some type of alternative heat source.\n. \nA properly sized, gas fired heater can take care of a larger range of heating needs.\n. \nA c…ombination heat pump and natural gas heater, probably with a controller, really makes the issue more difficult, expensive, and would require a lot of study for efficient, cost effective operation.\n. \nBottom line: In really mild climates a heat pump might do the job. In cooler climates the gas heater rules. And where a wide range of temperatures and high heat demand is wanted by the customer, a gas heater is the only way to go. A backup heat pump may take years to payout.\n. \nHM\n. \nLouisiana (MORE)
This would depend to a great degree (pardon the pun) on the size of the pool and the BTU rating of the heater. However, I have an 18' X 36' pool (about 25,000 Imperial gallons) and my gas heater raises the temperature at a rate of about 1/2 degree per hour. -- This is not really an answer but wil…l maybe give you some more info. Say current pool temp = 60 degrees - it takes my 10k gallon pool about 12 hours to come from completely too cold to swim to a nice baby's bath. Gas heater. (MORE)
This is really a very simple matter. Trying to access all the variables is a very complex task, so just set your pool heater to maintain a constant temperature, and record your natural gas consumption daily, along with the other relevant parameters (water temperature, air temperature and relative… humidity). You will then have a complete chart of heat loss relative to water temp, air temp and relative humidity. Make a note of average winds in the area also as this can affect heat loss as well. Comments welcome, I am in the process of building a complete, integrated solar system for my home (pool heat, house heat and hot water, and airconditioning) Glenn Webb firstname.lastname@example.org (MORE)
Answer . Follow the manufacturers instruction manual and code in your area. Or better yet, get a professional to see that all systems are compatible and that you have a balanced system and can test the system once is on line. Ken
Answer . There is a product called Natural Chemistry for oil. Other companies make something simular. ken
Answer . If you want to heat your pool you first have to turn on the pump because nothing works without the pump running. You will not get filtration, circulation or heat. Turn on the pump set the thermostat to desired temp range. If you are starting with a water temp of about 55 degrees mor…e or less, you will want to run the pump non stop until you achieve a temp near your desired goal. -- Quicker recovery time with this method is achieved rather than running the pump a few hours then shutting it down until the next day etc. k (MORE)
Answer . Since 1969, the White House press briefing room has stood over an indoor pool that was built by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933.. The above info is from the following website:. http://usinfo.state.gov/xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2007&m=July&x=20070711160024e…snamfuak3.228396e-02 (MORE)
Solar. I would say ... it depends. Solar is a great option for those who are concerned about the environment or their wallet. Options include solar blankets or covers as well as panel systems that mount on your roof.. Other heating options would be a natural gas heater or heat pump. Many of the ne…wer models are more efficient than they were ten years ago.. http://shop.bluehaven.com/lp-general-solar-blankets. http://shop.bluehaven.com/category/in-ground-pool-heating (MORE)
Aquacal and Rheem make good pool heat pumps and have betterwarranties. The Aquacal SS175 has a 7 year parts, 2 year labor, 7year compressor and lifetime heat exchanger warranty. The RheemM8350ti has a similar warranty but only has a 10 year warranty onthe heat exchanger.
you dont use a pump put a clear cover over the pool for a whole day but make sure its a hot sunny day the the next day its warm and its even more fun to swim in it at night
Pool heating pumps can cost $2000 and up. It is best to call aroundto different pool repair places to compare prices.
I had a neighbor who used home heating fuel in his old Mercedes 300 sedan with no problems, according to him. I suspect that in this day with all the folks watching over us and making sure we don't hurt ourselves on sharp objects you will be spied upon by a jealous neighbor and arrested by Homeland …Security and charged with some thing like "Failure to KowTow to Big Oil and the Environazis .. see, both camps will get ya for it ... Home Heating Fuel is essentially #2 Fuel Oil and similar to Diesel fuel. The only real difference between #2 Diesel and #2 "Fuel Oil" is that there is a dye added to the "legal Diesel" which makes it easy for the Jackboots to identify fuel as "taxed" and "non-taxed". This is usually called "Off-Road" and "On-Road" fuel. Off-Road Fuel is like what you use in your tractor, your generator (to keep the lights and the electric fences up when the FBI cuts the commercial power to your compound because you are leader of a small "sect" of Christians, etc (you know the drill by now ... ) On-Road fuel is what is sold by the various service stations. Off-Road fuel's most important aspect is that it is not taxed for vehicle use; so right there the State and Local goose-steppers will be after you; Next, it is not taxed by the Federal Gubmint, so the Federals will be after you faster than you can say "Waco and Ruby Ridge". Next, there is a possibility of soot particulate emission above that of the present day "approved" Diesel fuel, so the Environazis, the Sierra Klub, and the various Comrades of the Left will be after you. You will be lucky to stay alive after the Federal Trade Commission SWAT Team kicks in your door at 3am some morning. Oh, guess what, they have already done that a few times plus arresting folks driving over the border to Mexico and buying Diesel for $1.00 a gallon. Yep .. Bin Laden could come across the border and bring a Nuke with him but you can't buy 10 gallons of Diesel in T.J. these days. Finally, I imagine that comments such as mine and descriptions about how to run your vehicle on non-traditional fuels will be a death-penalty offense Real Soon Now. California has already taken steps in the state senate to ban "bio-Diesel", the addition of kerosene to Diesel, the use of home/farm manufactured Butane and Methane in pressure tanks for pre-ignition burning in Diesels (to double your fuel mileage), and the use of certain types of water injectors (similar to those used in jet fighters for afterburner boost), which add power and increase mileage. See, it is all about control, control of the ignorant "Joe Six-Pack". The Leftist Elite are all about control. And it comes around as simply as whether your Diesel car has fuel which has a dye additive or not. Think about it next time you vote for some Leftie Liberal, althrough IMHO it is already too late. You had to show ID last time you bought shotgun shells, didn't ya, huh? huh? huh? Now WHO do you think has your name and address now. . Well, that was a fairly informative rant. Stove oil does not have the lubricity that diesel fuel does, it will beat up injectors and other fuel system components. As far as I know the basic differences between On Road (dyed to show taxes have been paid), Off Road (farm equipment, etc.) and Home Heating Oil is sulfur content. Ultra Low, Low and High respectively. My question is what is the difference in flash point,if any?. Yes, I do rant when it comes to the invidiousness of Big Government. Anyway the discussion continues with this helpful chart from the Wiki on Flash Points: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_point Of interest is the fact that Diesel is >62Â°C (143Â°F) and "Biodiesel" is >130Â°C (266Â°F). Here is some information about the various categories of diesel-like oils: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diesel I find interesting that nowhere on the Internet was I able to find an actual article or reference to the "illegal" use of the various categories of light flammable oils. Now, I am not saying that the White and Doble Company's Steam Engine Automobiles were suppressed by that famous fan of Hitler, Henry Ford, BUT, it does seem a mite strange. Well perhaps folks worry about that knock on the door at 3am by the Environmental Protection Agency SWAT boys. . Here is what the Wiki had to say about being fined and/or arrested: Taxation Diesel fuel is very similar to heating oil which is used in central heating. In Europe, the United States, and Canada, taxes on diesel fuel are higher than on heating oil due to the fuel tax, and in those areas, heating oil is marked with fuel dyes and trace chemicals to prevent and detect tax fraud. Similarly, "untaxed" diesel (sometimes called "off road diesel") is available in the United States, which is available for use primarily in agricultural applications such as fuel for tractors, recreational and utility vehicles or other non-commercial vehicles that do not use public roads. Additionally, this fuel may have sulphur levels that exceed the limits for road use using the newer 2007 standards. This untaxed diesel is dyed red for identification purposes,  and should a person be found to be using this untaxed diesel fuel for a typically taxed purpose (such as "over-the-road", or driving use), the user can be fined US$10,000. In the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands it is known as red diesel (or gas oil ), and is also used in agricultural vehicles, home heating tanks, refrigeration units on vans/trucks which contain perishable items (e.g. food, medicine) and for marine craft. Diesel fuel, or Marked Gas Oil is dyed green in the Republic of Ireland. The term DERV ("diesel engined road vehicle") is used in the UK as a synonym for unmarked road diesel fuel. In India, taxes on diesel fuel are lower than on gasoline as the majority of the transportation that transports grains and other essential commodities across the country runs on diesel. In Germany, diesel fuel is taxed lower than gasoline but the annual vehicle tax is higher for diesel vehicles than for gasoline vehicles. [ citation needed ] This gives an advantage to vehicles that travel longer distances (which is the case for trucks and utility vehicles) because the annual vehicle tax depends only on engine displacement, not on distance driven. The point at which a diesel vehicle becomes less expensive than a comparable gasoline vehicle is around 20,000 km per year (12,500 miles per year) for an average car. [ citation needed ] Taxes on biodiesel in the United States vary from state to state and in some states (Texas, for example) have no tax on biodiesel and a reduced tax on biodiesel blends equivalent to the amount of biodiesel in the blend, so B20 fuel is taxed 20% less than pure petrodiesel.  Other states, such as North Carolina, tax biodiesel (in any blended configuration) the same as petrodiesel, although they have introduced new incentives to producers and users of all biofuels.  . My friend -- who prefers to be called "Clem" and who is an expert mechanic -- with certificates from various manufacturers to prove it, plus the paycheck he gets for rebuilding commercial stationary engines (like big generator engines) told me this morning (after he read this whole thread, at my behest, " ... the answer to your question is short and simple: There ain't no difference except what folks want to make of it ... use the cheapest oil you can find and every tank of about 20 gallons, pour in a quart of cheap-ass kerosene. Done deal my friend ..." . (MORE)
switch in motor , capacitor,1/2 voltage if a 220v motor , to big of impeler, pump out put flow choked - restricted or shorted motor. pool pump repair guy in longwood fl.
To avoid passing your germs to another refrain from using the pool while your are contaminated. Common sense!
Re-read your question - think about exactly what you want to ask and then restate your question so that it makes more sense.
it depends on how hot you heat it to I'd say above 80. the indoor pools where its all steamy is probably high 90's.
It depends on the size of your pool, the number of panels, your location and the desired temperature gain. Assuming my panels are equal to the sf of the surface area of my pool in (for example) North Carolina I can expect to see about a 1 degree rise per hour using a blanket during the sun, so wh…en you first turn on a solar system it can take 3-5 days to fully heat your system but once it reaches that point it keeps it warm from then on. (MORE)
At a minimum you would need a 400K btu gas heater. This pool is larger than a 20 x 40' pool or 800 sq. ft. Many things dictate the size or sizing of a pool heater such as the surface area of the pool, the size of the gas line from the meter to the heater, the distance of the run from the meter to th…e heater, the size or capacity of the gas meter, etc. Proper sizing is a must if your heater is to run at optimum standards. (MORE)
Do you use a solar cover during the day to heat the pool or at night to keep the heat in the water or use it all the time if you are not swimming in the pool?
A solar bubble cover will have little or no use at all at night ... thus the word solar = SUN. The cover will also have little affect on retaining the heat gained from covering the pool during the day. The pool will still loose a good portion of what is gained daily. Covering the pool at night can r…etard evaporation. If the pool is not being used all the time then covering the pool may keep some debris out of the pool. (MORE)
It takes one Btu to raise one pound of water one degree based on the density of the water. Water weighs approximately 8.345 pounds per gallon around pool temperatures. So, take the gallons of water in the pool, multiply that by 8.345 to get the weight of the water and multiply that for every degree …you wish to raise the pool temperature.. If you are sizing a fossil fuel heater to the task, you need to consider the efficiency of the unit. Input Btus per hour compared to output Btu's per hour vary greatly. If, for example, your heat plant is only 50% efficient, it will take twice as many input Btus than the weight of the water would require.. tom (MORE)
A heat pump's name is a bit deceiving, it's just an appliance that heats water. You still need a normal pump and filter combination to move and filter the water.
A Heat Pump while more expensive to buy than a gas heater has much lower operating costs. It is also much cheaper to install requiring only an electrical connection instead of a gas supply line.
In a word YES. Modern quality heat pumps can extract heat from the air even when the temperature is below freezing.
A heat pump can be used all year round. They extract heat from the air even in cold weather.
As a lead maintenance technician and contractor our training tells us that an indoor temperature for a pool for apartments should be 82-84 for hotels and resorts the temperature should be slightly higer 84-86. Exterior pools should be heated to 80 to 82 for apartments and 82-84 for hotels and resor…ts. (MORE)
I don't know because I have never let my pool be open in the winter. I think you should close your pool in Se temper.
It depends. A heat pump is probably more efficient if you're going to heat the entire house evenly; if you only want it warm in one room, a room heater may be better.
In the summer the pool does fine not to be heated. It is set on a timer to be filtered and water is treated and kept clean. During the winter the pool is heated at a lower temperature but way above freezing and watched closely. The pump is always circulating the water. I have put it on a 4 hour time…r to save energy, but always watchful. Do not take any chances when it comes to freezing water. (MORE)
Decide how warm you want your pool water to be. Most people prefer a temperature in the high 70s or low 80s (Fahrenheit), but your individual taste may vary. . Step 2. Determine the average temperature during the coldest month you wish to use the pool. You can usually do a quick estimation based o…n your own experiences, but if you want formal numbers, check the National Weather Service for average temperatures in your area. . Step 3. Subtract the ideal temperature of the pool water from the average outside monthly temperature. The result is the number of degrees Fahrenheit your heater will need to warm the pool in order to make it comfortable. . Step 4. Calculate the surface area of your pool. If you have a rectangular pool, this is easy: simply multiply the pool's length by its width. If your pool has a more unusual shape, apply the formula provided at PoolBright.com (see Resources, below). . Step 5. Multiply the surface area from Step 4 by the required elevation in pool temperature from Step 3. Then multiply the results by 11. That figure is the number of British Thermal Units per hour (btu/hr.) your heater will need to produce in order to adequately heat your pool. (MORE)
Yeah you should be fine. I have heat rash and i swim in my pool all the time. Just don't stay in the pool for over an hour straight. You should come out and take about a 15 min break.
It depends on where the pool is located, if a blanket on the water is used at night, the months that the pool is open etc. Most of the time we like to use heat pumps over 110,000 BTU's or gas heater at 400,000 BTU's.
There was only ONE pool on board the Titanic. It was the first heated pool onboard a luxury ocean liner. It was sealed off 10 seconds after the ship started to flood, and so has been hidden away (sealed off) from submersibles since it sank nearly a hundred years ago.
Alegria is a good reseller if you want to buy a heat pump for your swimming pool (in Belgium).
A valve is used to reverse the flow of freon. In the heat mode, the high or hot side gas is pumped to the indoor unit, The low or cold side is pumped to the outdoor unit. The valve is reversed for the cool mode. Pumping cool gas to the indoor unit and hot gas to the outdoor unit.
Our condo runs an outdoor heated swimming pool in MI. The pool is 30 ft sq. The water temp is 90 F. The water meter is telling us that we are losing 4200 gallons of water a day. Is the meter accurate?
The best way to determine if the meter is accurate is to have the water co. come and check it out. If in doubt, have them change it out. If you are losing 4200 gals. of water a day I question your estimate of the pools size of 30 ft. sq. But setting that question aside, if you are losing that much …water a day you most assuredly have a leak no matter what the size of the pool is. That is a HUGE amount of water! Call a qualified leak detection co. If they know what their doing they should be able to confirm my suspicion very quickly. The repair may be an entirely different situation. Good lock. (MORE)
Hi there, Both are good in their own way. The heat pump is cheaper to run than a gas heater but slower to heat water. Reliability is probably more on the side of gas pool heaters too. Generally, there is not a lot of electronics in a gas heater to go wrong. Hope this helps you out a bit! Ch…eers, Brian. (MORE)
The size of the heat pump is not the true question in this case. Most, if not all produce enough btu to heat a pool that size. The true question on a heatpump is how long. The larger the btu rating of the heatpump... the faster the pool water will reach desired temp. Heatpumps should only be used… to maintain heat in a pool. The most inefficient way to use a heatpump is to try and raise the pool temp a large temperature differintial at any given time. This type of "on demand" heat will create a scenario where the heatpump runs continuous at its highest capacity until desired temp is obtained, and the highest setting of "heat" on a heatpump is its most inefficient usage of energy. This type of energy usage is only an acceptable practice early in the spring when attempting to raise the pool temp for the first time that anual season. The recommended use for a heatpump is to set the swim temp and allow the heat pump to maintain the temp to extend the swim-ability of the pool one to two months early in the spring and late in the fall. Maintaining the pool temp is a much more efficient use of energy than trying to use a heatpump to create "on demand" heat. (MORE)
A heat pump is basically an air conditioner that can work in reverse, heating the home. All the parts in the burner and burner cabinet are not found in a heat pump. These include the heat exchanger, burner ports, gas valve, igniter, flame sensor, combustion blower, pressure switches, and manifold.
In my experience, one of the typically-market-available stand-aloneinfrared heaters, which retail for around $200, run on 120 V, andare noted as being 1,500 watt, cost about $1.00 to $1.50 per day torun, in Central Virginia, where we have Dominion Virginia Power. Invery cold temperatures, such as th…ose below 30 degrees Fahrenheit,for more than a day, I must run two of them, in order to maintainroom temperatures, without any other source of heat, for sizableportion of my split-level house - around 1,000 sq. ft. - though aconnected portion of the house, on another level, does have aworking heat pump. Therefore, I would estimate that a heat pumpwould be more efficient, because I think that the heat pump wouldmatch or beat this cost to run, for 24 hours. (MORE)
A swimming pool can lose up to 90% of it's stored heat over night if not insulated. I'm a big fan of liquid insulators, versus taking on and off a thermal or solar cover.
If the temperature of the water is less than your body temperature, then heat will be transferred from the warmer body to the colder body of water. The molecules in your skin vibrate because they are warm. When a water molecule touches a warm vibrating skin molecule, some of the heat energy in the s…kin molecule is transferred to the water molecule, warming the water. (MORE)
Imagine a window AC unit installed backwards, rejecting heat indoors while air conditioning the world, this is a heat pumps heat mode. As the unit is air conditioning in the cool outdoors eventually the outdoor coil will ice up requiring a defrost cycle, defrost is the AC mode except the outdoor fan…s off to assist with the defrosting. A defrost cycle is time and temperature initiated, time or temperature terminated. (MORE)
Yes, Olympic swimming pools (and all competitive swimming pools) are heated. Olympic swimming pools are kept at temperatures typically around 77-79 degrees Fahrenheit or around 25-26.1 degrees Celsius. However, the temperature can go up to 82 degrees Fahrenheit or 27.7 degrees Celsius and be accept…able to FINA, the organization overseeing Olympic swimming. FINA's optimal temperatures for water polo are 79 Fahrenheit or 26 Celsius; for synchronized swimming, 81 Fahrenheit or 27 Celsius; and for diving, not under 79 Fahrenheit or 26 Celsius. (MORE)
The temperature of the water is actively regulated to maintain a fixed point. Thus it is both heated and cooled depending on what is needed to maintain that temperature.
Yes , If the Sun and the ambient temperature is hotter than the pool water
There are many companies that sell reliable swimming pool heat pumps. These include Drain Systems, Deep End Pools, Rheem, Aquacal, Poolstore, among others.
The amount of electricity that a pool heat pump depends on the size of the pool. a 140,000 BTU unit will cost you about $100 extra during the spring and summer and about $200 during the winter.
The purpose of a swimming pool heat pump is to rise the temperature of the water. The pool then can be used for swimming even on days when the weather is not perfect. The swimming pool season is extended.
The requirements to get heating in one's home swimming pool are that one must purchase a heating unit and have it installed. There are now solar and geothermal systems which provide up to 70% savings compared to traditional heaters.
There are plenty of places in order for one to purchase pool heat pumps. However, it is strongly suggested that one should check out from the website Amazon.