A heat pump uses a 220 volt electrical current to move a small amount of energy from one source to another. The unit has an evaporator and condensor coil and uses a refridgerant. A heat pump uses a large fan to draw warm air in and direct it over the evaporator coil. The refridgerant absorbs heat from the outside air through the evaporator coil, compresses it into a gas, and sends it to the condenser coil. Here the heat is rejected and transferred to the flowing pool water. The warm water flows back to the pool.
Heat pumps are equiped with a digital control panel with a lighted display. Heat pumps come with a titanium heat exchanger coil which is corrosion resistent. Heat pumps have a durable, UV resistent exterior cabinet. All models come with a union kit for the water connections. All models come with installation instructions and placement guidelines. In colder climates it is also important to properly winterize your heat pump. More specifications are listed below each model when you are shopping the heater selections. Manuals can be downloaded in J-peg form at some model listings.
Cost may be another factor in your decision making process. Use the chart to the left to help make the best choice.
For a free literature pack or if you would like more technical assistance call 1-800-288-7946 and speak with a pool specialst.