Pool heat pump noise levels can vary between 55dB (normal talking range) and 65db (vacuum cleaner noise). The best known brands operate within the 55dB to 58dB noise range. The lower the dB, the quieter the heat pump runs. Any small increase in dB can make a difference.
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How Much Noise Do Heat Pumps Produce
about 55-70 decibels
If your heat pump is making grinding, whooshing, or other strange noises, it is probably a sign that it requires some troubleshooting and maintenance. The top brands of heat pumps generally run at about 55-70 decibels, with Aquacal being the lowest at 54 decibels.
Are pool heat pumps noisy?
Heat pumps are usually rated under dbA @ 1m. This means the noise free to air at 1 meter distance from the heat pump. However, the sound of concern is often, will it annoy my neighbor, or keep me awake at night. So the sound level several meters away from the heat pump is the noise level to be considered.
How noisy is a pool heater?
Swimming pool heaters do make noise, but if your heater begins whistling, it’s time to put on your detective hat. Gas heaters rely on both proper gas pressure and clean burners. If you have problems with either of those, you may hear whistling—the whistling noise results from the burners.
Sound is measured using an instrument that expresses in Decibels. It is abbreviated as dB. The least audible noise is at 0 dB, from there, every increase of 3 dB represents a doubling of sound intensity, or acoustic power. The ambient noise level is 30 dB.
How do you soundproof a pool heater?
Simply placing some shrubbery around the equipment pad to keep the noise level down, or installing a fence should work. Just be sure the heat from your heater will not create a fire hazard!
How do I make my pool heater quieter?
Solutions for noise produced by the filtration pump and heat pump
Remove hollow supports. Raising the pump to prevent it from being submerged in the event of a leak is common practice.
Use silent blocks or anti-vibration mats.
Install a variable speed pump (Inverter Pool Heat Pump).