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WATER HEATING OPTIONS

Alternative Solutions For Raising Water Temperatures Heat pumps and environmental systems are popular choices for warming the waters within pools in the UK, but there are a number of other products available which can also help with the task of raising water temperatures. The effectiveness varies with each solution, but a range of water heating options mean there’s something for all sizes of installation and budgets too. In this issue, we take a look at just some of the products within the sector By Jon Wadeson

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hen it comes to raising the temperatures of the water in swimming pools, there’s a wide choice of options available to suit an even wider range of pool types, environments and of course budgets. Whilst heat pumps and environmental systems provide some of the latest sophisticated technologies to meet the needs of many pool owners, boilers, electric options, heat exchangers and more, all play their part in the heating mix, and in doing so, offer flexibility for the many pool environments that exist. That’s particularly important for pools found at what would be classed as the lower end or entry-level area of the market, where super sophisticated and therefore high cost solutions often aren’t warranted or necessary. So whether it’s for a large, frequently used swimming pool or for a seasonally used garden installation which there are now a lot more of due to the pandemic, in this issue we take a closer look at some of the non heat pump options that are warming up the waters of pools across the country.

HEAT UP POOLS QUICKER WITH BOWMAN HEAT EXCHANGERS Bowman swimming pool heat exchangers offer outstanding heat transfer performance, heating pools significantly faster – often up to three times faster – reducing energy costs and saving money. At the heart of this superior performance is the design of the unit’s tube stacks, which not only includes more heat transfer tubes than most competitor products’, they also feature a novel internal baffle arrangement which forces the incoming hot water to travel through the unit in a configuration that achieves the most efficient heat transfer. Renowned for their quality and Bowman offer a comprehensive range covering virtually every pool size, from small domestic, to Olympic size swimming pools

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long-life durability, all models are available with titanium, as well as stainless steel and cupro-nickel tube stacks to suit installation requirements and customer preferences. Titanium, being especially durable, is suitable for use with any type of pool water, including saline pools and salt water chlorinators, as it resists attack from most aggressive chemicals indefinitely. Bowman offer a comprehensive range covering virtually every pool size, from small domestic, to Olympic size swimming pools, in a range of ten different sized models, for pool sizes ranging from 40m³ to 1,689m³ and with heat transfer rates from 20 kW to 1,170 kW (based on 82°C boiler water). The popular EC and FC heat exchanger ranges feature composite end covers and solvent weld connectors, enabling them to be easily installed directly in to the pool’s pipework. Bowman also offer a range of swimming pool heat exchangers for use with renewable energy systems, for pool owners wishing to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions. These units are specially designed to work with the lower temperature water from solar panels and ground source heat pumps and need less energy to heat pools to the required temperature.

Pentair’s MasterTemp heaters offer all the efficiency, convenience and reliability features owners want in a pool heater, plus a lot more

EFFICIENCY, CONVENIENCE AND RELIABILITY – PENTAIR’S MASTERTEMP When it comes to non heat pump water heating options, SCP UK has all bases covered with a wide range of options from Bowman, Elecro and Genie too. Pentair is another brand and their popular MasterTemp gas-fired heaters are an SCP exclusive. Available in LPG or natural gas options, MasterTemp heaters offer all the efficiency, convenience and reliability features owners want in a pool heater, plus a lot more. There’s no long waits before enjoying the pool with the MasterTemp as a fully premixed system with a highly efficient air and gas mixture lets the heater heat up fast. The product’s easy-to-read controls make system operation and monitoring simple too. Water temperatures can be pre-set and controlled with the push of a button. A digital display indicates the water temperature, and five LED lights provides owners and users with a system status, letting them know if the heater needs service. The easy-to-view, rotating digital display places controls front and centre, no matter how the MasterTemp heater is positioned. On the outside the unit’s tough, rustproof composite exterior handles the heat

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