Swimming Pool Heater Heat Exchanger

The heating of swimming pools can be done in a variety of ways. There are the heaters that have been designed solely for heating pools. You can get the pool water heated by using heat exchangers with the central heating type boilers used in houses. Eco friendly pool heaters that take the heat from the ambient air and turn it into hot water are getting popular because of the low cost of running.

Materials Resistant To Corrosion

The materials used in the manufacture of the heating exchange units will depend on the type of water you have in the pool, could be cupro nickel, titanium or stainless steel. Both chlorinated water and salt water are corrosive. The corrosive effect of the pool water needs to be taken into consideration to ensure a long life of the unit. The salt water pools need the heat exchangers to be constructed from titanium and bronze. Bronze end covers on the heat exchange units with cupro-nickel tubes allow them to stand up to the chemical corrosion. Often you will find ten year guarantees on titanium models that are really well suited to swimming pool use.

Using Central Heating Boilers To Heat The Water

Conventional pool heaters will be fairly inefficient at about 50 to 60 percent efficiency, while the Central heating boilers can get up to 90 percent efficiency. As you can expect, there will be considerable cost saving with heating swimming pools using the more efficient boilers. You can get the costs down of running a pool for longer during the season by using one of the new ecologically friendly types that take the heat from the ambient air to put in the water. The benefit of that is the extra days you can be using the pool during a swimming season. Eco heaters work like fridges except in reverse.

Where you can use swimming Pool heat Exchangers

Spas and hot tubs can also be heated using these heat exchangers, as well as for swimming pools. Uses include domestic hot water, industrial, sea water heat recovery and waste water heat recovery. Titanium models as with other construction materials have a high rate of water flow which means that there are self cleaning. A benefit for the pool owner is low maintenance.

Sizing of the Swimming pool heater heat exchangers

Typical applications for these pool heat exchanger units are for heating of pools using boilers or solar panels with either hot water or glycol as the heating medium. Working out of the size for the heating components and the size of the boiler will be worked out with tables of with a computer program.