Greater interest in environmentally friendly and cost effective pool heating has seen an increase in the use of heat pumps around Australia to heat pools. To meet the demand, Waterco has added to its heat pump range the Electroheat MKV with heat output capacities 9, 12, 15, 19 and 23kW which are ideal for heating plunge pools, swim spas, spas and swimming pools as a solar replacement/season extender.
The Electroheat MKV has been designed with ease of use and maintenance firmly in mind. For example, the LED control panel features a continuous digital pool temperature display and incorporates a self diagnosis system. In the event of a problem, the control panel will display diagnostic error codes.
It has been built with ozone friendly R410A refrigerant, described as the refrigerant of the future, which has dual benefits. Not only is it kinder to the environment, it also improves the heat pump’s performance.
Key features of the Electroheat MKV
High density dual coil titanium heat exchanger
Hydrophilic Blue Fin technology
R410A refrigerant gas
Temperature management and self diagnosis
Compact dimensions of 126cm (W) x 36cm (L) x 71cm (H)
Weather proof cabinet
Energy efficient heating A swimming pool is a major financial investment. Getting the most out of your pool, means keeping the pool at a swimmable temperature for the maximum number of hours in each day and the maximum number of days in each year. A pool heat pump will economically keep your pool warm 24 hours a day. Compared to gas and electric heaters, the Electroheat MKV pool heat pump range use just a fraction of the energy to generate the same amount of heat and unlike solar heating; there is no reliance on the sun as the latent heat in the air is used.
For every 1kW of electricity consumed, Electroheat can produce up to 6kW of heat.
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 surface of the pool, greatly reducing pool 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 actually operate down to an ambient air temperature of 10°C, but with minimal heat output. Therefore we recommend that the minimum operating temperature should be 10°C.
WHAT IS THE BEST LOCATION FOR THE ELECTROHEAT? The location of the Electroheat is very important in keeping installation costs to a minimum, while providing for maximum efficiency of operation as well as 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. The use of 90 degree bends and short radius elbows in the water piping should be kept to a minimum. The longer the distance from the pool, the higher the heat loss from the piping.
CAN THE ELECTROHEAT BE ENCLOSED? The Electroheat is designed for outdoor installation and should not be installed in totally enclosed areas such as a shed, garage, etc., unless mechanical ventilation is provided to ensure adequate air exchange for proper operation. Re-circulation of cold discharged air back into the evaporator coil will greatly reduce unit’s heating capacity and efficiency.
WHAT IS THE ELECTROHEAT’S PERFORMANCE DEPENDENT ON? Performance will fluctuate depending on water and weather temperatures. 5 important 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