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HEAT PUMPS

Heat Pumps Prove To Be A Hot Sector 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 benefits combined with environmentally friendly operation. 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 2019, in this issue we take a closer look at what’s available By Jon Wadeson

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or many swimming pools and spas across the country, heat pumps have, for a long time now, been accepted as the ideal solution to heat water efficiently, whilst extending what are often short seasons here in the UK. With models producing up to several times more energy than they consume, heat pumps often effortlessly outperform some more conventional heating methods and that’s what makes them an easy choice for both owners and installers alike. With impressive energy and therefore cost savings to be made, the latest heat pump models on offer are becoming increasingly sophisticated and intelligent in their operation. Many designs now feature some form of inverter technology and a number of them can now also be controlled via smart device apps, and as the technology and ease of use increases, their appeal is likely to as well. With various brands, models and options available from a variety of sources, careful research and professional advice is a must, but there’s usually a perfect heat pump solution on offer for virtually any pool or spa configuration, so in this issue, we take a closer look at the various options on offer.

HEATSTAR – A HEAT PUMP PIONEER IN THE UK The history of heat pumps in the UK is, in many ways, the history of Heatstar. In 1980, the company created the first fresh air source heat pumps for dedicated application on swimming pools and the Heatstar ‘brand’ was born. During the last 39 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 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 product that is of the highest quality. 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 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 eye-catching profile serves instantly to reflect the true quality offered from the Aquarius. Underscoring the quality of the product, Heatstar offer a 20 year anti corrosion guarantee on the Aquarius’ heat exchanger and a 20 year guarantee on the anodised aluminium chassis. The Aquarius continues to be manufactured only in the UK and still utilises the finest quality components. Accordingly, Heatstar Heatstar’s Aquarius continues to be manufactured only in the UK and still utilises the finest quality components

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pride themselves on their outstanding warranties and proven on site after sales support and assistance using only Heatstar technicians. The Aquarius range now also extends to encompass large capacity models for non-residential pool applications so for projects both residential and commercial, where a heat pump solution offering assured long term durability and genuine quality is a priority, the Aquarius is a great option.

Bosta UK are proud to introduce their highest specification heat pump unit to date – The Norsup inverter ‘P’ series

INTRODUCING THE 2019 NORSUP INVERTER HEAT PUMP – ‘P’ SERIES As part of the ongoing improvements to the Norsup product range, Bosta UK are proud to introduce their highest specification heat pump unit to date. Energy efficiency is a crucial factor when selecting the plant equipment of a swimming pool for discerning pool owners. The Norsup inverter is 50% more efficient than standard single speed heat pumps. There are many variations of inverter available but the efficiency of the Norsup unit is achieved through a fully variable speed fan and compressor, rather than set speeds. The efficiency is highlighted by the coefficient value of 16 that the units can reach. The Norsup inverter ‘P’ series is now supplied with the improved R32 gas, which

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SPN (Swimming Pool News) June 2019  

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) June 2019  

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...