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Can I run my heat pump using PV panels

  PV panels to heat my pool? PV panels and heat pump to heat pool? Can you use PV panels to run my heat pump to heat my pool? We get these questions often... Can I run my heat pump using PV panels? The short answer is not really.. We have a great example here where we have 30kw of PV panels, that struggles to run the 60sqm pool heat pump.  It is not an efficient way to drive the heat pump, to heat pool water.  The ratio to heat water and air is 1:3500. It is incredibly hard to heat water, as yo know when you boil the jug, it consumes all the energy in the house! Now multiple this...

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Can I heat my pool using PV panels? Rain harvesting and water harvesting? How to heat my pool using a heat pump?

How do I heat my pool? Heat pump vs pool solar heating vs PV panels?   (Local Auckland KW charges for power, target temp of 30 from Sept - May)   Learn how to heat your pool efficiently, call or text  02102332600 or email justin@sunbather.co.nz   When it in your pool there are many things to think about. Heating water is the hardest thing to do. The ratio to heat water and air is 1 to 3 1/2 thousand times.   When doing this you need to remember a few things. Heating a pool is like boiling a pot of water. If you give the pot of water 50% of the heat then the pot of water will never hit to...

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Downunder Gallery

Here is a Downunder gallery of assorted installations we've recently worked on. in-ground installation     in-deck installation  in-ground cast in concrete w/ pre cast coping edge in-deck installation  in-deck installation

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How to heat your pool - Create the ultimate swimming season

Of course, creating the ultimate swimming season is easy. There are a few key things you will need to be able to swim the whole year.  Target temp: Solar 30 Heat pump 28 The main thing is to correctly size the solar heating and appliances correctly to make sure you can achieve the ultimate swimming season. 1 Key factor for solar is the Sun!  The right pool cover is the key to the whole equation The right size heat pump will make sure you can squeeze every last minute out of your pool We created this ultimate guide, based on 2019 swimming season and will update this to actuals throughout 2020, to create the ultimate swimming season guide for New Zealand.  Link Covers...

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Solar panel vs rubber matting

What is the different types of pool solar panels. This video will give you some information about the 2 systems we make in our warehouse in Melbourne Australia.  Melbourne has a very similar climate to New Zealand. We also have spec'd the solar matting for not the highest UV rating and can withstand our harsh NZ summers.  If you would like more information on Pool solar heating. Give us a call 02102332600  

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