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Environmentally Friendly And Efficient Heat Pumps Heat pumps are a firm favourite within the UK industry and are an economical choice to heat the water in pools in an environmentally friendly way. It’s a sector full of choices and keen to offer that little bit more than the competition, manufacturers are constantly improving technologies and releasing increasingly efficient models. Choosing the right one is essential though so this issue, we put heat pumps under the spotlight By Jon Wadeson


roducing several times more energy than they consume, heat pumps are an efficient and environmentally friendly option for heating pool water and easily outperform more conventional heating methods. Despite recent reductions in the price of UK energy, the advantages of using a heat pump still remain clear and it’s no real surprise that both the industry and pool owners have been quick to invest in the technology and enjoy the ongoing savings that can be achieved through their use. With an increasing number of brands and models in the market, choosing the right one isn’t always quite so straightforward as you would think but with some careful research and professional advice, the correct solution for any pool setup is out there and this issue we look at the options available for the season ahead.

In addition, extra large twin evaporators provide enhanced heat absorption, while twin 660mm fans maximise airflow and six titanium coiled exchangers provide maximum heat transfer plus protection against corrosion. Each unit is made from heavy duty powder coated sheet metal meaning the Electroheat PRO can easily handle the very worst of the UK’s weather. At the other end of the scale and one of the newer additions to Waterco’s Elecroheat line-up is the Electroheat XL with heat output capacities 12, 15, 19 and 23kW. A compact Electroheat XL is an ideal choice for heating plunge pools, swim spas, spas and swimming pools as a solar replacement/season extender. The Electroheat XL has been designed with ease of use and maintenance firmly in mind. For example, the LED control panel features a continuous digital pool temperature display and incorporates a self diagnosis system. In the event of a problem, the control panel will

display diagnostic error codes. The complete range of Waterco heat pumps is available in the UK through Paramount Pool Products.

CERTIKIN TURNS UP THE HEAT WITH CALOREX With ambient air temperatures becoming more and more erratic, the challenge is to provide a reliable and economic solution to swimming pool heating, whatever the weather, without costing the earth. Calorex and Certikin have come to the rescue with the ProPac heat pump. The ‘green’ range of highly efficient Calorex ProPac heat pumps are designed to heat UK pools to Mediterranean temperatures with minimal impact on the environment. Using state of the art technology, Calorex heat pumps are heating pools for a fraction of the cost of gas, oil and direct electric heaters, but without the carbon footprint.

WATERCO HAS THE SOLUTION FOR A WIDE RANGE OF POOLS Greater interest in environmentally friendly and cost effective pool heating has seen an increase in the use of heat pumps to heat all manner of pools and Waterco’s wide range of Electroheat heat pumps offers solutions that cater for both public and private pool environments. Offering superior performance for commercial applications, the PRO 96kW heat pump commercial grade pool heater features electronically controlled temperature management, fault diagnostic system and inbuilt protection devices and operates with dual high performance Sanyo hermetic scroll compressors using R410A refrigerant. Described as the refrigerant of the future, ozone friendly R410A refrigerant has dual benefits. Not only is it kinder to the environment, but it also improves the heat pump’s performance. 75-78_SPN_Apr_16_Heat_Pumps.indd 75

Offering superior performance for commercial applications, the Electroheat PRO 96kW heat pump commercial grade pool heater

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2016  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...

SPN (Swimming Pool News) April 2016  

Informing the pool and spa industry since 1959. Covering the UK's wet leisure market, SPN (Swimming Pool News) is the UK's longest running a...