OK, I have a question that may sound far-fetched, but here goes; I have an un-heated in-ground swimming pool. I live in the Northeast, so the water temp rarley goes higher than 70F. (serious 'shrinkage' folks!)
I also have a brand new 5 ton water source heat pump that was given to me. I have no use for the heat pump, BUT started wondering; Can I utilize this heat pump to heat my pool? Using the cold water from the pool as the cooling source, which will pass through the heat pump as condenser water, and should (in theory) come out the return side approximately (guessing) 90-100F. I know (in theory) this is correct, BUT I'm not a tech, so am not sure of the negative variables involved here.. ie; chlorinated water passing through a copper coil, etc....
I know they make heat pumps specifically to heat pools, but this isn't one of them. This is a Carrier residential water souce heat pump (WSHP).
If anyone outh there knows the answer to this question, or just wants to play devil's advocate, please feel free!
OK, That's all folks!!!