Keep your pool comfortable this summerKeep your pool comfortable this summer

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September 2, 2014


If you have a swimming pool and live in a warm region of the country, you know the water in your pool can increase to a temperature that is not refreshing during the warmer months of the year. Living in Florida, there are not many months when the pool heat pump needs to be turned on to heat the water, but there are several months throughout the year where you would like the water cooler. Most pools come with a heat pump to warm the pool during the cooler months. Some heat pumps have been designed to either heat or cool your pool when the water temperature is no longer enjoyable. These pumps are called reverse-cycle heat pumps and they can act as chillers in the warmer months of the year. As its name suggests, the heat cycle can be reversed to cool your swimming pool.

Heat pumps are designed with a compressor which is used to increase the heat which will then flow through the condenser. There are two heat exchangers, one which is for air to refrigerant heat exchange and the other is a refrigerant to water exchanger. The first exchanger takes heat from the air to heat the water and the reverse exchanger takes the heat from the water and transfers it to the air, thereby cooling the pool temperatures. The swimming pool pump will circulate the water in the swimming pool and the thermostat will indicate the pool temperature. The reverse-cycle heat pump will continue the process until the pool reaches the desired temperature as indicated by the thermostat setting. The reverse-cycle heat pump will turn off and on allowing you to maintain the exact water temperature you prefer. The reverse-cycle heat pump does not create heat; it transfers free heat from the air and pool which is a very cost effective way to keep your pool to a desired temperature.

AquaCal Icebreaker

One of the best reverse-cycle heat pumps on the market is the AquaCal Icebreaker. The technology that is available on this reverse-cycle heat pump makes it one of the top selling models. You can keep your pool at the desired temperature on demand, you can cool your pool with just the touch of a button and this model will operate at lower temperatures than other models on the market today. Not only that, the AquaCal Icebreaker is one of the quietest models ever designed.

As heat pump specialists in Florida, Advanced Air and Heat carry pool and spa heat pumps from AquaCal, one of the largest heat pump manufacturers in the world, including the reverse-cycle heat pumps and the AquaCal Icebreaker. We understand pool owners want to heat and cool their pools in the most energy efficient and cost efficient method available, which is why we use AquaCal products.

Some of the advantages of having an AquaCal heat pump are they are environmentally safe, they save energy by transferring heat as opposed to creating heat, and they are easy to use with the programmable thermostat. Advanced Air and Heat understands each customer has different needs for their pool and spa, so we make sure our products meet high efficiency standards which allow you to save money. If you are in the market for a heat pump that is cost efficient and energy efficient, call Advanced Air and Heat so we customize the best option for your needs.

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