Discover How An Aquifer Well Can Power Your Geothermal System

Discover How An Aquifer Well Can Power Your Geothermal SystemMany Florida homeowners can reduce the expense of heating pools and spas with the use of a geothermal system powered by an aquifer well. Individual homeowners, along with condominium and apartment complexes, recreation areas and public institutions must ensure that pools are kept at a usable temperature. By using this type of system as the source of this heat, pool heating costs can be cut by as much as 80 percent.

An aquifer well geothermal system heats pools and spas by capturing and transferring heat contained in water from the local aquifer—the layers of underground porous rock, sand, gravel, or other material that holds a large supply of fresh water. Since water in an aquifer stays roughly the same temperature year-round, the water will always be able to supply a predictable amount of heat. The heat is captured and transported by a refrigerant moving through a network of pipes. As the refrigerant is pressurized and depressurized, it changes from liquid to gas and back again, capturing and releasing heat during these changes.

Geothermal system with an aquifer well — How it works

Geothermal aquifer well systems require a supply well, where water is taken for heat extraction, and a discharge well, where water is returned when the heat has been removed. When the thermostat in your pool heating system detects the need for heating, water is pumped from the supply well to the evaporator heat exchanger. There, heat is removed and transferred to another supply of water running to the geothermal pool heating system. The expended water is returned to the aquifer. Pool water is pumped through the filter and into the geothermal pool heating system, where it is warmed by the heat from the aquifer water and returned to the swimming pool. There is no mingling or mixing of the pool water and aquifer water during the process; only heat is transferred.

Symbiont Service Corp. is the Florida Suncoast’s provider of expert geothermal air conditioning and pool and spa heating services. Contact us today for answers to your questions about geothermal aquifer well heating systems and how these systems can meet your pool and spa heating requirements.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Englewood, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about aquifers  and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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