There is a lot of information available for those looking to purchase a swimming pool heat pump. You will need to consider several different factors which will directly impact how much you will initially pay and how much it will cost in the long run. Read ahead if you are considering adding a heat pump to your swimming pool in the near future.
Initial Cost Of A Swimming Pool Heat Pump
The initial cost of a heat pump will be the most expensive cost. Even though the cost of operating heat pumps are lower, many pool owners decide not to invest in one because of the initial purchase price of the pump. Most heat pumps are available for purchase in the range between $2,000 and $5,000. The price generally depends on the size of your swimming pool. Add to that the cost to hire a licensed swimming pool contractor to install the heat pump. They will charge for parts and labor.
Heat Pump Operating Costs
The cost of heating your swimming pool depend on several factors such as:
- The size of the swimming pool
- The heating source
- The desired temperature
- The cost of electricity
- The climate where the pool is located
Typically, newer heat pumps cost very little to operate because they have become more energy-efficient. In fact, some pool owners spend as low as $2 to heat their pool each day. If you use a solar cover, the cost of heating your pool will probably fall between $100 and $400 per swimming season. If you don’t use a solar cover, you will most likely pay between $800 and $1,000. A solar cover for a pool ranges between $150 and $300 so investing in one may save you a considerable amount of money in the long run.
Other Costs Associated With Heat Pumps
Like most other pool equipment, there will be other costs. These may include maintaining the swimming pool heat pump and any needed repairs. The costs of these services will depend on what your pool service technician charges and any parts that may be necessary. Contact The Pool Master today for more information.