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How to Install a Heat Pump  

Not only will your new heat pump allow you to get the most out of your pool but it is also a cost-effective option to be able to keep your pool warm all year long. If you are yet to purchase a heat pump, contact Queensland’s pool heating specialists, Sunlover Heating, to organise a free consultation today.  

Installing a heat pump is a relatively easy task that can be completed by yourself or pool heating specialist. To ensure that your pool heater warranty is upheld, always follow the recommendations set by the manufacturer.

Here are a list of things to consider before installing your heat pump: 

1. Location  

You need to choose a location for your heat pump that gets good air flow. Your heat pump’s optimum efficiency relies on good air flow.  

We recommend always installing your heat pump outside so it can receive a good amount of fresh air to operate and extract the heat. To ensure your heat pump is working efficiently make sure there are no obstructions above the heat pump (hanging trees, roofs, etc) and behind the heat pump (hedges, fences, etc) that could affect the way that the air flows. 

2. Base  

To ensure that your heat pump works effectively, your heat pump should be sitting level. You can use a concrete base, paving slab on sand or timber decking. Your heat pump may slightly vibrate however it will not be enough to disturb your paving.  

3. Electrical Supply  

Before you purchase a heat pump you should ensure that the electrical supply is sufficient to support the startup and the running of the unit. Most heat pumps when turned on may initially have a higher demand for electrical current, however this only lasts for a few seconds and then will return to usual consumption.

4. Plumbing  

Your new heat pump can easily be added onto your existing pipework system. Firstly, you need to check which size pipes you have. This will allow you to know what size connectors and elbows you will need.

5. Water Flow Rate 

To ensure that your pool heat pump operates effectively, it must meet the required flow rate for the heat pump. If the flow rate is too low, it may cause the pump to overheat or turn off. If your filter begins to clog up and require a clean, the flow rate of your water will significantly reduce. So, you need to always ensure that your skimmer basket is empty of any leaves and debris.  

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