Buoyed up for a relaxing time
GREATER interest in environmentally friendly and cost- effective pool heating has seen an increase in the use of heat pumps around Australia, with more pool owners recognising the myriad of benefits.
“Today, sustainability is a key factor with pool owners who are focused on the most cost effective and efficient way of heating their pool and the spotlight has fallen on heat pumps,” says Zane Solar and Heating product manager Adam Shelley.
Heat from the air
“Heat pumps are a great way to heat pool water as they are super efficient and consume very little energy to operate compared to traditional methods.
“Unlike solar pool heating systems, which rely on direct sunlight to heat water, heat pumps extract heat from the air ( similar to a reverse cycle air conditioner) and use that heat to increase pool water temperature.”
Compared to gas and electric pool heaters, heat pumps use just a fraction of the energy to generate the same amount of heat.
Although initially heat pumps take longer than gas heaters to warm up the pool or spa water, they are much more economical and will then maintain the heating as well as gas heaters.
“There is really no contest when it comes to the difference in running costs between a heat pump and gas pool heaters.
“Heat pumps cost a lot less to operate because they transfer existing heat from the air rather than burning fossil fuels like natural gas or propane.
“In fact, you can save up to 80% over LPG and 50% over natural gas by installing a Waterco heat pump,” Shelley says.
Electroheat MKIII: The latest advancement in swimming pool heating
Waterco has expanded its heat pump range with the introduction of the Electroheat MKIII. The MKIII has been built with ozone friendly R410A refrigerant, which has dual benefits – it is kinder to the environment and improves the heat pump’s performance.
Key features of the Electroheat MKIII: – Temperature management and self- diagnosis
The Electroheat MKIII’s LED control panel features a continuous digital pool temperature display and incorporates a self- diagnosis system.
In the event of an operational issue, the control panel will display diagnostic error codes.
– Weatherproof cabinet
The heat pump’s cabinet is constructed of heavy- duty UV- resistant ABS body panels that are impervious to corrosion.
– R410A refrigerant gas
Described as the refrigerant of the future, this type of gas has better thermal exchange properties, resulting in overall performance gains in terms of system efficiency.
– High- density titanium heat exchanger
The use of titanium in heat exchanger construction offers increased protection against erosion and corrosion, as it is resistant to chlorinated water, ozone, iodine, Baquacil, bromine and salt water.
In addition, titanium heat exchangers have a longer life expectancy than standard copper heat exchangers.
– Scroll compressors
The Electroheat MKIII is powered by Scroll compressors, the quietest, most powerful and energy- efficient compressors available in the market.
For more information on Waterco’s Electroheat MKIII pump, call 1300 808 800 or log on to www. waterco. com.
Heat pumps are environmentally friendly, energy- efficient and cost- effective for pool heating.