The 7 Best Pool Heat Pumps

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in February of 2019. A relaxing dip in your backyard pool can help to reduce stress and boost your mood - so long as the water is not chilly. A reliable heat pump will both increase your comfort and extend your swim season when the weather turns cool. Here we rank them for power, efficiency, and cost. For safety, always rely on a licensed contractor for installation. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Hayward HP21404T

2. Pentair 460930 UltraTemp

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3. Hayward H15OFDN

Editor's Notes

April 01, 2019:

Rather than actually generating heat, these energy-efficient pumps capture heat from the air and move it from one place to another. They generally work fine in outdoor temperatures above 45 degrees F. The colder the air they draw in, the more energy they need to use to warm it up. When choosing the right one for your pool, consider size, efficiency, cost, and whether you wish to go with an electric or a gas-powered model.

The Hayward HP21404T and Pentair UltraTemp, which both made top spots on our list, are both from reputable manufacturers and are known for their energy efficiency and ease of use. For a gas-powered option, look to the Hayward H15OFDN, which can be purchased in either a natural gas- or propane-using model. For a reliable choice that won’t produce significant noise, look to the Hayward HP50TA, which features scroll compressors that are designed for quiet operation.

No matter which you go with, the hookup should be done by a licensed contractor who is qualified to handle the required electrical or plumbing work.

4. Aquapro VIGOH77

5. Hayward HP50TA

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6. FibroPool FH120

7. Trane TR21474T

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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