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How A Gas Or Oil Swimming Pool Boiler Works

A refreshing and rejuvenating bath in your pool is impossible to beat however, managing the temperatures that is a result of thousands of litres water can be difficult and costly. There are many ways of heating pools, whether commercial or domestic outdoors, indoor or outdoor. Solar panels are gaining global popularity, however they’re likely to be a viable option only for warmer climates, since they’re unable to produce enough heat for the colder temperatures that we experience at home in the UK. The heat pumps are a very popular alternative. Although they are initially costly to purchase and install, they are affordable to run since they make use of a tiny amount energy to absorb the heat in the air before transfer it to the water. However, they take an extended time to heat up a pool, and can be used in summer only, as they rely on the higher temperatures of the air.

How does a Heat Pump work:

A fan draws in air from outside and then directs it towards the radiator of the evaporator coil.
The liquid refrigerant contained in the coil absorbs heat of the air and converts it into gas
The warm gas flows through a compressor, which increases the temperature
The resultant hot gas goes through the condenser
The condenser transfer warmth from the gas into the water in the cooler pool that circulates through the heat pump.
This heated pool water gets then returned to the pool.
The hot gas is transformed back to liquid form when it quickly cools in the condenser coil before moving into the condenser coil and then to the
This process is repeated over and over to ensure that there is a constant continuous flow of warm water.

Swimming pool boiler installation is the top most popular source of heating for swimming pools within the UK. They always outsell heat pumps due to their speed at which they are able to warm pools and also because they don’t rely on temperature in the air, meaning they are able to be used throughout the year. They’re also cheaper to purchase than a heating pump, though their running costs are higher since they require fuel to function. Boilers generate heat through the burning of oil or gas inside a combustion chamber. the heat is then transferred to the water taken out of the pool, before sending it into the water pool.

How does a gas or oil-based swimming pool boiler functions:

The cold water is pumped from the pool, and then flows through an aerator
The oil or gas is ignited in the combustion chamber.
The heat that is generated is transferred through the water.
The warm water returns to the pool.

It is done over and over to ensure that there is a constant continuous flow of water that is warm. The length of time required for gas boilers to heat the pool can vary according to the dimensions of the pool and the quantity of water being heated. For a typical swimming pool for a household, it generally will take between one to two days bring the water to a safe temperature to swim in.

Domestic boiler that has an exchanger for heat:

It is also possible to use an ordinary domestic boiler to warm your pool. The boiler transmits their heat directly to pool’s water through a specially-designed heat exchanger. While not a recommended method of heating your pool this method can provide numerous advantages. It includes the advantage of a longer domestic boiler warranty, as well as the added flexibility that comes with using it to provide hot water.

How much will a replacement swimming boiler for a pool cost?

Based on the size of your pool an oil or gas pool boiler can cost approximately £5000 supplied and installed.

Like all appliances, making sure your pool boiler is regularly serviced regularly is essential to ensure security, reliability and long-term durability. Regular servicing is highly suggested and is a requirement of warranty for certain manufacturers. Repairs and maintenance should be performed by a certified engineer for the pool boiler Naturally, but to avoid issues it’s also a great suggestion for pool owners to do these things regularly:

Clean the filter since the boiler requires a continuous flow of water in order to function correctly.
Check that the skimmer in the pool is free of obstruction and clean
Clean the tanks to remove any debris and stop the burner’s openings from becoming blocked.
Make sure that the oil or gas pipework to ensure it isn’t corroded.

If your pool’s boiler is approaching an end point in its lifespan generally after 10 years, another option worth looking at is installing another system in conjunction with it and then switch it to be the primary source of heat however, you should keep the older boiler in its place. So, you can be sure that you’ll have a backup option that can provide continuous heat performance in any repair time.