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AquaCal Swimming Pool Heat Pumps


TropiCal Swimming Pool Heat Pumps by AquaCal

Swim Longer, Swim Warmer

Your swimming pool is an investment and you want to maximize that investment. Without heat, pool usage is limited. Your family can exercise, relax, swim and entertain in warm water even when there is a chill in the air. Extend your season and enjoy quality time with your children and the company of friends in the comfort and security of the ‘resort’ in your own backyard!

Why Use a TropiCal® Heat Pump to Heat Your Pool?

The TropiCal® is an economy heat pump designed to fit any budget. It is perfect for above-ground pools and small in-ground pools.

  • Optimum heat output in a small footprint
  • Large surface and corrosion resistant evaporator
  • Vinyl coated fan grill
  • Microprocessor controlled automatic defrost allows operation down to the mid to lower 40s
  • High performance titanium heat exchanger (patented ThermoLink® heat exchanger in the T115 and T135 models)

Why should I be thinking of heating my pool with a heater?

A heat pump allows you to heat your pool or spa economically. Depending on energy costs, an AquaCal® heat pump can save you up to 80% over propane gas, 50% to 70% over natural gas, and over 600% against electrical resistance heaters found on most spas. This is the reason why thousands of customers choose a heater to heat their pool, rather than alternative types of heaters. If you plan on heating your pool, a heat pump makes the most sense, and the most economical heat pumps feature SCROLL compressors. AquaCal’s HeatWave heat pumps were the first heat pumps to feature SCROLL compressors as their standard compressor.

How does a heat pump work?


How long will it take to heat my pool?

The initial start-up heating time will differ, depending on the size of the pool and the air temperature at the time that you are trying to heat your pool; other considerations affect the time also, but these are not as important. However, once your pool reaches the temperature you desire, the run time can be as little as only a few hours per day.

Is the refrigerant used in heat pumps ecologically safe?

YES! As of January 1, 2010, The United Nations Environmental Protection Agency requires all manufacturers to use an alternative refrigerant to R22. All AquaCal units now utilize R410A refrigerant. R22 will be available for repairs until 2030.

EPA Article: “What You Should Know About Refrigerants When Purchasing or Repairing a Residential A/C System or Heat Pump

Why should I select a heater with a SCROLL compressor?

SCROLL compressors are the most efficient and reliable compressors on the market today! Most major heating and air conditioning manufacturers have been using SCROLL compressors for several years now. AquaCal was the first pool heat pump manufacturer to feature SCROLL compressors as standard on their HeatWave heat pump line. SCROLL compressors are 20% to 25% more efficient than conventional reciprocating compressors and 50% to 60% quieter, too!

What is a pool blanket and why should I use one?

A pool blanket, or solar blanket, is a plastic bubble material that floats on the surface of your pool/spa. It provides a very effective insulation, similar to the insulation in your attic, to keep the heat in your pool or spa. A pool blanket can reduce your heating costs by as much as 60%, even if you use a heat pump. Our pool heating audit compares for you the cost of heating your pool with and without a pool blanket.

Is a pool blanket necessary if I use a heat pump to heat my pool?

No, you do not need to install a blanket on your pool if you use a heat pump. However, if you choose not to use a pool blanket, your pool may require a larger heat pump. Your heating bills will also be lower with a pool blanket.


Therm-O-Link® Titanium Heat Exchanger

Therm-O-Link Titanium Heat ExchangerAt the heart of your AquaCal® heat pump is the patented ThermoLink® Heat Exchanger. The primary cause of premature heat pump demise is the failure of the heat exchanger. Ordinary heat exchangers are made from a cupronickel alloy. This cupronickel material is susceptible to attack from the sanitizers used in pools and spas, and from other related water chemistry conditions. Once the heat exchanger fails, the heat pump is ruined.

The ThermoLink® Heat Exchanger tube is made from titanium, and is virtually impervious to water-chemistry damage.

Titanium is a super-strong and long-lasting metal making it perfect for the pool environment. Not all Titanium heat exchangers are created equal however. Only ThermoLink® Titanium technology uses a patented water management system that maximizes surface contact of pool water with our Titanium Heat Exchanger. This patented hydraulic design adds only 1 PSI at 30 gpm, increasing compatibility with two-speed & variable speed pumps.

This is the most important factor in determining the efficiency of your heat pump. Generally, the greater the heat transfer, the greater the efficiency of your heat pump. And let’s face it, the reason most people buy a heat pump is because they want to get the absolute most for their heating dollar.

AquaCal® heat pumps featuring ThermoLink® Titanium technology offer you maximum strength, durability and performance and we are so sure of it that we guarantee our Titanium Heat Exchanger for the life of your heat pump. This is just one more reason that AquaCal® is America’s leading heat pump manufacturer.



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