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Heatstar Offer Free Technical Training Seminars At the heart of every quality pool installation is an energy efficient climate control system. Now members of the pool trade can boost their knowledge and expertise in this vital area by attending free Training Seminars from one of the market leaders – Heatstar.

Heatstar have pioneered the innovation, design and development of modern, highly energy efficient climate control systems and as a flag bearer for energy efficiency for over three decades, Heatstar continue to play a huge part in making swimming pools role models for energy savings and reduced carbon emissions. The technology relating to heating and ventilation of swimming pools is fast moving, highly legislated and environmentally challenging – accelerating the demand for highly skilled engineers. By participating in dedicated training members of the pool trade will develop the specialist knowledge and practical skills that will enable them to install and maintain Heatstar systems, advance their industry qualifications and improve the efficiency of their customers’ system. Hosted by Heatstar’s technical team, these free

seminars cover the following key topics: Understanding the key technologies of the Heatstar systems: • Air heating • Pool water heating • Dehumidification via refrigeration • Dehumidification via fresh air ventilation • Control principles • Basic knowledge of auxiliary connections • Common fault finding practices • Installation best practices and precommissioning. Those attending the seminars will also learn about the latest technologies and legislation – eco-design directives, building regulations and more. These free half-day Heatstar seminars include tuition, training materials, lunch and refreshments and a training seminar certificate for pool climate control systems. The seminars take place in the dedicated training facilities of Heatstar’s distribution partners AstralPool UK in Fareham, Hampshire. For more information on these free training seminars contact Heatstar today or see them at SPATEX 2017 in Coventry. Heatstar 01983 521 465

Energy Efficiency A Priority For Award Winning Pool A luxury outdoor residential swimming pool, which is efficiently heated by a Calorex heat pump, recently landed Falcon Pools with an industry award. The Surrey-based company’s brief was to create a natural looking swimming pool that would blend in well with the traditional surroundings of the client’s property. The owner also wanted the pool to be as energy efficient as possible. With this in mind, Falcon Pools specified a Pro-Pac 22X single phase heat pump from Calorex. Designed and manufactured in the UK under ISO9001 compliance, the highly innovative Pro-Pac heat pumps are specifically designed for swimming pool heating and are capable of providing a pool with up to five units of absorbed heat for every one unit paid for. “We opted for the Calorex Pro-Pac as the customer required to use the pool from April to September, and this model allows the water to heat up to required swimming temperatures,” explained Lee Woodhams of Falcon Pools. Pro-Pac X heat pumps are ideal for outdoor pool heating or pools with a semi-

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permanent enclosure to extend the useable period of a normal outdoor pool, when temperatures are above 5°C. Whereas Pro-Pac Y pumps are suited to heating indoor or outdoor pools all year round and can operate in temperatures as low as -15°C. “In the summer, the heat pump will work at a coefficient of performance (COP) of about 5:1, which means that heat goes into the pool at one fifth of the price of standard rate electricity. Typically, electricity is 12.5p/kWh so heat goes into the pool at 2.5p/kWh,” explained Graham Kneale, H&V Field Sales Manager at Certikin, Calorex’s UK distributor, adding: “In winter, Calorex heat pumps fall to a COP of about 3:1, making the heat into the pool at about 4.2p/kWh – still lower than heating with gas.” Certikin International 01993 778855 Falcon Pools 01932 353040 This award-winning pool by Falcon Pools is heated by a Calorex Pro-Pac heat pump 20/01/2017 23:04

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