Recommendation for installing domestic pool heat pumps tips: It is important that pool equipment must be installed by a trained professional or technician who can observe all the manufacturer's recommendations to get the optimal performance; However, in the case of pool heat pumps, this becomes crucial to exploit 100% of the equipment's potential, ensure the longest possible useful lifespan and avoid any cancellation of the guarantee or incidence because of the poor installation.
With the idea in mind we take some recommendations under consideration:
Another issue is condensation, depending on the model of the pool heat pumps and environmental conditions, these units can condense from 5 to 20 litres of water per hour, so it is important to verify that this does not affect the installation.
As we know, the pool heat pumps take advantage of the heat from the ambient air, so they must be installed outside, but the mini. space around the pool heat pumps must also be taken into account for the air exchange and guarantee the air flux during its operation. Normally, the space of 60 to 90 cm is requested on the 4 sides of the equipment to avoid re-circulation of cold air or freezing on the heat exchanger. It is also requested, above all, pool heat pumps with vertical ventilation outlets, make sure that there is no obstruction on the upper part of the equipment.
The height with respect to the level of the pool also matters since in some installations if the pool heat pump is very above or below the level it may require the installation of an additional flow switch.
Normally the hydraulic connection is made with PVC schedule 40 or 50 cement able, however, some manufacturers allow some types of flexible pipes for water systems.
It is essential and important to take into account the water flow range to which the equipment must work under adequate water flux, most of the pool heat pump models on the market require a minimum of 2-10 m3 per hour but also an excess of flow might be able to damage the titanium heat exchanger in PVC housing on the waterside, normally above12m3. The pool heat pump manufacturer indicates that a bypass valve or ball-valve, flow meter should be required to install to control the amount of water entering the titanium heat exchanger on the pool heat pumps.
The typical pool equipment sequence should be:
Water circulation pool pump -> sand Filter or other filters -> pool Heat pump or pool heaters-> Sanitizing equipment (chlorinator) or OZONE generator or salt chlorinator-> Return to the pool. And it must always be prevented that high concentrations of chlorine or OZONE can reach the equipment when the pool pump is turned off or standby status, working at daytime or mid-night.
The typical power supply for heat pumps is single-phase 220-230 volts but there are also three-phase models 230/460 volts. The connection must be made with a professional electrician and it is recommended that a special circuit be used for the equipment with its thermal-magnetic switch of the appropriate amperage for the model.
It is also critical to put the pool heat pumps together with all other electrical equipment following the regulations in force.
Hope the tips about with installation of your pool equipment can be of some help. In PoolClub we provide various pool heat pumps including INVERPAC high-end series and if you have any questions regarding pool heat pumps, we will be happy to assist you with our best effort.
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