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HEAT PUMPS

A Go-to Choice That Is Set To Become Even More Popular! The heating of water within pools and spas can be achieved in a variety of ways, but heat pumps have become the go-to choice for many due to their economic operation and environmentally friendly benefits. There’s plenty of options available too with numerous manufacturers providing these energy efficient solutions, and with new or improved models joining some established favourites for 2021, we take a closer look at what’s available By Jon Wadeson

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or many pools and spas up and down the country, heat pumps have, for a number of years now, been accepted as an ideal solution to heat water efficiently, whilst extending what are normally short seasons here in the UK for outdoor installations. With models producing many times more energy than they consume, heat pumps effortlessly outperform many types of more conventional heating methods. With the days of fossil fuel fired boilers now numbered, what is already a popular choice for both owners and installers is surely only set to grow even more. With impressive energy and therefore cost savings to be made, the latest heat pump models have become increasingly sophisticated in their operation. Many designs now feature some form of inverter technology and a number of them can now also be controlled and monitored remotely via smart device apps too. As the technology improves, so too does their flexibility and ease of use, all of which further add to their appeal. With various brands, models and options available from a variety of sources, careful

research, planning and advice is a must, but there’s usually a perfect solution on offer for virtually any pool or spa configuration. With options galore from a variety of suppliers, in this issue, we take a closer look at what’s hot in the sector.

HEATSTAR’S AQUARIUS – PERFORMANCE THAT DELIVERS For 40 years Heatstar have continued to innovate and have pioneered the design and development of a wide range of modern, highly energy efficient pool climate control systems and their ‘Aquarius’ heat pump continues to be a major product in Heatstar’s portfolio. Today’s Heatstar Aquarius heat pump has built on the company’s pedigree and has taken full advantage of all the changes in materials and technology to produce a state-of-the-art heat pump that is the highest quality heat pump on the market. This Aerothermal heat pump utilises ‘direct contact’ technology to transfer heat from the refrigerant directly into the pool water and also incorporates an ultra-quiet ‘low energy’ digital air fan. These ‘top of the range’ Heatstar Aquarius heat pumps maintain their visually unique appearance due to the utilisation of an anodised aluminium frame chassis. Specified and applied for its long-term corrosion resistance and physical strength this eyecatching aluminium profile serves instantly to reflect the true quality offered from the Aquarius. Underscoring the With the Aquarius, Heatstar has taken full advantage of all the changes in materials and technology to produce a state-ofthe art heat pump

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quality of this heat pump Heatstar offer a 20 year anti corrosion guarantee on the Aquarius’ heat exchanger and a 20 year guarantee on the anodised aluminium chassis. Heatstar were among the first companies in the world to offer the concept of a dedicated heat pump for use on swimming pools, with the Aquarius also continuing to be manufactured only in the UK, utilising the finest quality components. The Aquarius range now also extends to encompass large capacity models for nonresidential pool applications so for a client looking to make a risk-free investment in a product of known quality with proven heritage and genuine after-sales support, which will provide many years of dependable service, then the Heatstar Aquarius is the clear and obvious choice.

Waterco’s ECO-V heat pump are available in both side mounted and top mounted fan versions and with model sizes from 5kW to 25kW

COST EFFECTIVE HEATING WITH ECO-V HEAT PUMPS FROM WATERCO Compared to gas and electric heaters, models within the Electroheat ECO-V pool heat pump range from Waterco use just a fraction of the energy to generate the same amount of heat; and unlike solar heating, there is no reliance on the sun as the latent heat in the air is used. For

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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...

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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...

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