Heating a Pool to Heat a House

An indoor pool was a medical necessity for this Oregon family, so when heating a pool with electricity became prohibitively expensive the author found better way.

heating a pool - wiring diagram
Wiring diagram for the heating system.
heating a pool - turning vanes
Here we see the turning vanes (before the grilles are added), which greatly increase efficiency and quietness.
Rae Donaldson
heating a pool - inlet and outlet ducts
The inlet-outlet ducts in the pool room's wall.
Rae Donaldson
heating a pool - family using their indoor pool
Heating a pool with a heat pump was so efficient it paid for itself in reduced utility bills.
Photo by Rae Donaldson
heating a pool - aquastats
Aquastats equipped with sensors, reached by removing a board from the deck, cut in the heater whenever the water drops below a comfortable swimming temperature.
Rae Donaldson

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