Waterco Heat Pumps
Waterco Heat Pumps
Waterco offers the latest generation of heat pumps that extracts the heat from the surrounding air and transfers it to your swimming pool. Waterco has a wide selection of swimming pool heat pumps to suit a wide range of applications.
Waterco Heat Pump Range:
ElectroHeat MKV Pool Heat Pump
- Single Phase Units
- Ideal for Spas, plunge pools, and as a solar replacement for pools
- Compact design 127 x 36 x 72cm
- horizontal ventilation
- Suitable for swimming pools to extend the season, swim spas, plunge pools & Spas
- Available in 9, 12, 15, 19 & 23Kw
ElectroHeat Plus MKIII Pool Heat Pump
- 3 Phase 415 V Only
- Vertical Ventilation
- suitable for pools all year round and extended season
- swimming pools where roof space is limited for solar
- available in 25, 31, and 44kw heating capacities
ElectroHeat Ultra Heat Pump
- Defrost feature: - allows for climates that drop below 10 degrees
- <">Vertical Ventilation
- <;">Available in 23, 29 (3 phase), and 44kw (3 phase)
- Double Coil Titanium Heat Exchanger
ElectroHeat ECO V Inverter Heat Pumps
- Inverter technology uses a variable speed compressor
- more precise temperature control
- 15%-30% savings over fixed speed systems
- Quiet operation
- Top Discharge available in 12kw, 17kw, 12kw and 17kw
- Horizontal Discharge available in 5kw, 9kw, 12kw, and 17kw
Waterco Heat Pump Frequently Asked Questions
SHOULD I USE A POOL COVER?
The most effective way to prevent heat loss is to install a pool cover. An un-blanketed pool loses 2-3 times more heat than a blanketed pool. Pool covers virtually eliminate evaporation and reduce heat loss by insulating the pool, reducing heating costs. As with all pool heaters, it would be advisable to use a pool cover at night and when the pool is not in use.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AMBIENT OPERATING TEMPERATURE?
The heat pump will operate down to an ambient air temperature of 0° if fitted with hot gas de-icing but with minimal heat output. Therefore, we recommend heat pumps be utilised in the warmest part of the day to increase operating efficiency.
WHAT IS THE BEST LOCATION FOR THE ELECTROHEAT?
The location of the Electroheat is critical in keeping installation costs to a minimum while providing for maximum efficiency of operation, allowing adequate service and maintenance access. The unit should be located as close as practically possible to the existing pool pump and filter to minimise water piping. Pipe and fittings should be kept to a minimum as the greater the distances from the pool, the more significant the heat loss.
CAN THE ELECTROHEAT BE ENCLOSED?
Heat Pumps are designed for outdoor installation and should not be installed in totally enclosed areas such as a shed or garage unless there is mechanical ventilation. Inadequate air exchange allows re-circulation of cold discharged air back into the evaporator coil. Enclosing the heat exchanger will significantly reduce the unit’s heating capacity and efficiency.
WHAT IS THE ELECTROHEAT’S PERFORMANCE DEPENDENT ON?
The performance will fluctuate depending on water and weather temperatures. 5 critical factors determine the performance of Electroheat:
1. Size of the pool
2. The desired temperature of the pool
3. Ambient air temperature - the warmer the air, the
better the performance
4. The presence of a pool cover
5. The size of the heater
WHAT IS THE ELECTROHEAT’S HEATER RUNNING TIME?
Units must be correctly sized to operate during warmer months with a pool filtering cycle time of 8 - 12 hours daily. On warmer days, the heater will run less because the heat loss will be less, and the heater will be more efficient.
Electroheat heat pumps have a lower heating capacity on a BTU/hr basis than gas heaters. Consequently, heat pumps require an extended operation to increase the same temperature.
The speed of the temperature increase will depend on the size of the pool, the size of the heat pump, the water temperature, and the ambient air temperature at the moment of operation. Even though heat pumps take longer, they will still heat the pool far more economically.
HOW DOES ELECTROHEAT COMPARE WITH SOLAR HEATING AND GAS HEATING?
• Fuelled by the power of the sun, solar heating systems are a low-cost method of heating your pool water.
• As solar heating is reliant on the sun, they are best used to extend the swimming season.
• Virtually no operating costs, just the cost of electricity to pump pool water through the solar absorber on the roof.
• Gas heaters are the fastest method for heating your pool, providing a comfortable temperature for swimming on demand. Gas is best for heating pools
or spas for short periods.
• Gas heaters can easily maintain any desired temperature regardless of the weather.
• Gas heaters are effective but expensive to operate.
• Heat pumps may not heat the swimming pool as fast as gas heaters but are more energy efficient.
• Heat pumps require a small amount of electricity; their heat energy source is extracted from the ambient air.
Please call us on (02) 9970 5115 for more information on Waterco Heat Pumps.