Heat pumps use electricity to capture heat and move it from one place to another. They don’t generate heat.
As the pool pump circulates the swimming pool’s water, the water drawn from the pool passes through a filter and the heat pump pool water heater. The heat pump heater has a fan that draws in the outside air and directs it over the evaporator coil. Liquid refrigerant within the evaporator coil absorbs the heat from the outside air and becomes a gas. The warm gas in the coil then passes through the compressor. The compressor increases the heat, creating a very hot gas that then passes through the condenser. The condenser transfers the heat from the hot gas to the cooler pool water circulating through the heater. The heated water then returns to the pool. The hot gas, as it flows through the condenser coil, returns to liquid form and back to the evaporator, where the whole process begins again.
Heat pump pool heaters are rated by Btu output and horsepower (hp). Standard sizes include 3.5 hp/75,000 Btu, 5 hp/100,000 Btu, and 6 hp/125,000 Btu.
How are Heat Pumps better than other methods of heating pools?
If you want an energy-efficient way to heat your swimming pool and enjoy swimming for as much of the year as possible, a Pool Heat Pump is the best way to do it.
A Heat Pump uses a small amount of electricity to operate. Instead of heating with an electric heating element, they collect heat from the outside air, even the ambient outside temperature is 50 degrees.
Because of their high efficiency, heat pumps have a low cost of operation. For every 20 cents of electric input, you’ll typically receive $1.00 worth of heat (when compared to other forms of heating).
Apart from being less expensive to run than other forms of heating, heat pumps offer other benefits like:
- Heat Pumps don’t pollute the pool area with fumes;
- They are designed for trouble free operation with display codes that can help you easily troubleshoot your unit before calling for service;
- They are made of materials that can not be hurt by pool or spa chemicals;
- They produce low density heat which is safe for children, the frail, and the elderly.
Heat pumps are unmatched for convenience for ease of use.
AquaCal HeatWave SuperQuiet Heat Pumps
AQUACAL has combined an innovative IceBreaker technology with breakthroughs in NOISE REDUCTION to produce the most advanced heat pump in the industry, the HeatWave SuperQuiet. You’ll barely even know it’s running… until you feel the water!
AQUACAL’s ICEBREAKER technology enables the SuperQuiet to:
- Cool the pool with the touch of a button;
- Heat or cool on demand to keep water at a desired temperature;
- Operate in lower temperatures when competitor units shut off.
How quiet is the SuperQuiet? 55 decibels, to be exact. To put that in context, have a look at some of the following examples of everyday noise levels:
- 120 dB – Jet Takeoff
- 100 dB – Chainsaw
- 80 dB – Alarm Clock
- 70 dB – Vacuum Cleaner
- 60 dB – Normal Conversation
- 30 dB – Whisper
The HeatWave SuperQuiet is smart for the environment:
- Uses no fossil fuels;
- Eliminate noxious gas emissions;
- Saves energy by transferring heat from the air, rather than creating heat;
- Reduces noise pollution.
The HeatWave SuperQuiet features:
- Microprocessor Computer Controls with Digital Display;
- Continues to operate in freezing temperatures;
- Titanium Heat Exchanger heats water faster and more efficiently;
- Corrosion Proof Cabinet: rust, fade, impact resistant, rigid construction;
- Scroll Compressor is state of the art technology;
- Dual Row Coated Evaporator Coil for added protection from the elements;
- Electrical Hook-Ups available from both sides;
- Off Set Plumbing with easy installation.
Aquacal AeroTemp Heat Pumps
Ease: AquaCal heat pumps are easy to own and easy to operate. Your local Pool Professional can specify a unit that is suited to your pool heating needs, being conscious of your budget. The same Pool Professional can install the unit in a single day and you can swim in luxuriously warm pool water in a very short time!
Design: AquaCal heat pumps are designed with YOU in mind. The functional design is based on simplicity. Our units are configured for easy operation. Simply set it and forget it. The structural design is based on enhancing the efficiency and esthetics of the unit. Built to last and engineered to fit easily into the tightest of spaces, their compact designs blend into every backyard resort decor.
Quiet Operation: AquaCal cares about your peace, as well as your peace of mind. Our units are equipped with a super-quiet fan and ‘Scroll™’ compressor technology, instead of pistons, for the quietest operation possible.
Technology: AquaCal heat pumps are manufactured in the United States to the highest quality standard. We have a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with an advanced on-site testing laboratory. Our highly trained engineers and technicians use sophisticated computers and software to develop leading edge products that keep us at the forefront of the industry. Many AquaCal units are microprocessor controlled (they have a computer ‘brain’ to control their function) and have Titanium Heat Exchangers with a patented water management systems.
Longevity: AquaCal builds heat pumps to last! The Titanium Heat Exchanger is a high tech, super strong, space-age metal that is impervious to pool chemical corrosion and virtually indestructible. The cabinet is UV protected high-impact plastic, therefore rust and corrosion-proof. All component parts are quality inspected and highly tested to insure suitability and durability under the most severe weather and pool conditions. Count on AquaCal heat pumps to last nearly twice as long as standard fossil fuel heaters.
Warranty: AquaCal’s warranty is the very best in the business. Every unit is covered under a 10 year limited warranty and the Titanium Heat Exchanger has a limited lifetime coverage. We have been in the same location since 1981, so you know we will be around to back-up our warranty.
Service: Factory Service… not just ‘factory-trained’. AquaCal’s reliability and dependability are legendary in the industry. Our service is performed by AquaCal FACTORY Service Technicians. The only time you will probably ever meet one of our service technicians is when you enroll in our annual planned maintenance program.
Environmentally Friendly: AquaCal cares about the environment. Employing the most current refrigerant technology and highest efficiency expertise, our units utilize clean energy with no toxic or combustible by-products.
Economy: An AquaCal heat pump is so efficient, it can give you up to $5.90 worth of heat for every $1.00 you spend to run it (that’s a 590% return). Compare this to a gas heater which returns only 70-80 cents for every dollar spent.
Jandy Air Energy Heat Pumps
Jandy® Air Energy™ pool heat pumps are the most efficient, trouble-free swimming pool heat pumps in America. Heat pumps run on electricity and emit absolutely no exhausts that pollute the air – they are low NOx by definition. They work by extracting heat from the air and transferring it into the pool water. Since the air is always warm when the pool is in use, it is the perfect and most efficient use for a heat pump. Air Energy™ heat pumps are so efficient at transferring this heat that they operate at a lower cost than natural gas.
Jandy®, the leader in swimming pool heaters, manufactures Air Energy™ pool heat pumps. All three units come with a digital control panel that displays current pool/spa temperature and automatically calls for heat when your pool drops below the temperature you set. All Air Energy™ units feature a corrosion-free titanium heat exchanger and a commercial-grade compressor that will stand up to harsh outdoor conditions for years. The rugged polymer cabinet will not rust or corrode in any location.
Designed with extra-large evaporator coils, these units collect more heat from the outside air. This makes them ultra efficient and energy saving. Air Energy™ units are quiet and their air defrost feature allows them to operate at lower air temperatures than other units. The 2500 and 3000 models can be purchased with the Chiller/Hot Gas Defrost System which allows the pool heater to operate at very low temperatures and also chills your pool during the hot summer months. All three units are “automation ready” and can easily connect to Jandy controls or other pool/spa automation systems.
Jandy’s® Air Energy™ heat pumps are built to last and backed by impressive warranties. There is a Lifetime Warranty on the titanium heat exchanger and a 5-Year Parts & Labor Warranty on the rest of the unit. Enjoy warm pool water this season with efficient, non-polluting Air Energy™ pool heat pumps.