The Hayward HeatPro swimming pool heat pumps are the green choice to choose for heating your pool. Not only can you save on your pool heating energy costs by up to 80% by using heat pump technology to transfer heat out of the ambient air but the Hayward Heat Pro heat pumps also use the new “Ozone Friendly” R-410A refrigerant.
Since the Hayward HeatPro swimming pool heat pumps do not produce heat energy but merely transfer it from the ambient air surrounding the unit into the pool water flowing through the heat exchanger using a reverse refrigeration process the heating is much more economical than burning oil or gas to produce the heat. In fact heat pump swimming pool heaters can put 5 to 6 times more heat into the water than the energy they consume could produce. The ratio of energy consumed vs. the amount of heat they can put into the water is measured as the “Coefficient Of Performance” (C.O.P.), and gives an indication of how economical the system is to operate.
Having the Hayward HeatPro swimming pool heat pumps use the new “Ozone Friendly” R-410A is going to be very important in the future as the R-22 refrigerant production is phased out under the terms of the Montreal Protocol. If the lessons learned when auto air conditioning systems using R-12 apply systems using R-22 will rapidly face rising repair costs and expensive conversions to other refrigerants. Buying a heat pump that uses R-410A will eliminate that problem and actually since R-410A has better heat transfer properties give you a quieter more efficient operation.
The Hayward HeatPro swimming pool heat pumps use scroll compressors that are the present industry standard for refrigeration compressors, running much quieter than older styles of compressors. When Hayward encases the compressor in a sound absorbing acoustic cover the sound of the fan running becomes the noise issue instead of the compressor. In fact Hayward designed and installed a profiled fan blade to ensure higher airflow and quieter operation for their HeatPro swimming pool heat pumps.
Hayward HeatPro swimming pool heat pumps have many features built into them that will ensure they last a long time. The UV resistant plastic shell will stand up very well to its exposure to the elements and the condensation the heat pump will produce during operation. The gold coating on the evaporator fins give them additional corrosion resistance for installation in areas near the ocean. Stainless steel hardware is used and the fan guard is vinyl coated to guard against corrosion. The heat exchanger is constructed from titanium to ensure a long service life for the heat exchanger even with high flow rates and pool chemicals. The Hayward HeatPro heat pumps also have a dual electronic thermostat that can have the temperature set in 1-degree increments, the temperature setting locked out making it tamper proof, and display diagnostic codes.
The Hayward HeatPro swimming pool heat pumps come in many sizes and models with many different features, some of them include
- The HeatPro HP3100 which is a 112,000 BTU unit with a C.O.P of 5.0 that can both heat and cool a swimming pool maintaining a comfortable temperature even on the hottest summer days.
- The HeatPro HP21404T which is a 140,000 BTU heating unit with a C.O.P. of 6.0.
- The HeatPro HP21203T which is a 125,000 BTU heating unit with a C.O.P. of 5.2.
- The HeatPro HP21003T which is a 112.000 BTU heating unit with a C.O.P. of 5.4.
- The HeatPro HP21104T which is a 110,000 BTU heating unit with a C.O.P. of 5.8.
- The HeatPro HP20854T which is a 85,000 BTU heating unit with a C.O.P. of 6.2.
- The HeatPro HP6003T which is a 80,000 BTU heating unit with a C.O.P. of 6.0.
- The HeatPro HP20654 which is a 65,000 BTU heating unit with a C.O.P. of 6.6.
The Hayward HeatPro swimming pool heat pumps are an excellent choice to maintain a comfortable water temperature in your pool extending the pool season earlier into spring and later into fall. Because the heat pumps have a lower BTU/hr heating than oil and gas burning pool heaters it is important to cover the pool when it is not in use to lower the evaporative cooling and convection losses which can lower the heat losses by 50%. The heat pump has to run longer to do the work but it does so at a much lower cost and is the green choice for heating your pool.