Poolheat Pumps

Sizing Your Pool Heat Pump

One frequent question that customers ask us at Pool Heat Pumps while shopping for a heat pump is “how big or small does my heater need to be?” In this blog, we will take a look at some basic measurements that you can do to estimate the size of your heat pump.

Understand The Basics

If you are looking for an efficient pool heating solution in Perth that will offer you year-round swimming, you cannot go wrong with a pool heat pump. These units produce heat by extracting the ambient heat from the air and using electricity to transfer it to the pool water. This means that the running costs of a heat pump are far cheaper than other pool heating solutions. This also means that its crucial the right size heat pump is sized correctly to ensure energy output matches the pool to be heated.

It is also worth keeping in mind that pool covers play an important roll in heat pump running times and costs. If you are using a pool cover, you may be able to select a smaller sized heat pump for your pool.

Step 1:

Calculate the volume or capacity of your swimming pool by measuring its surface area (length x width) and then multiplying it by the average depth. For example, a rectangular pool with a length of 3m, a width of 5m and an average depth of 1.4m will have a surface area of 15m (3 x 5 m) and a volume of 21 cubic meters (15 x 1.4). Because there are 1000 litres in a cubic meter, the capacity of the pool will be 21,000 litres.

Step 2:

Divide the volume or capacity of your pool by 2,500. In the case of our example above, this would give us 8.4 (21000 / 2500). This is the number of kW (Kilowatt hours) your pool heat pump requires.

Important: The above calculation is based on the standard requirements for Perth Western Australia. It is the measured power needed when using a pool cover.

Use An Online Calculator To Test Your Specifics

To help sizing a heat pump, you can also use an online calculator that can measure the exact power requirements for your pool based on individual measurements and conditions, such as your local temperature range.

Before you call your local heat pump supplier and ask them to give you a heat pump that best fits the results of the above calculations, it is important to discuss your final choice with Perth’s pool heat pump professionals.

Call Pool Heat Pumps For More Information

By following these steps, you can quickly and easily determine what size heat pump is right for you. If you need additional assistance, one of our pool experts at Pool Heat Pumps will be happy to help correctly size a heat pump for your pool. We have been installing and servicing pool heaters across Perth for more than twenty-five years. We know everything about pool heat pumps, and if you would like to discuss how a heat pump could work for you, call us at 1300 810 149, connect with us today.

EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE & LOW OPERATING COSTS

Evo Advanced DHP-R series delivers pool heating with exceptional performance, low operating costs & a C.O.P. as high as 5.4.

Combine your Evo pool heat pump with a pool blanket &/or your solar PV for the ultimate energy
efficient pool heating!

CUTTING EDGE FULL COLOUR TOUCHSCREEN CONTROLLER

Featuring an easy to use,
intelligent full colour touch screen controller that allows you to maintain your pool temperature to within 0.1 degree while delivering optimum performance.

WI-FI Control

Control your Evo Advanced DHP-R heat pump anytime, anywhere with the smart
Wi-Fi controller app. Available for iOS and Android, the smart phone controller app offers you an
easy and convenient way to monitor and control your pool temperature.

HEATING & COOLING MODES

The Advanced DHP-R series is equipped to automatically heat or cool your pool water based on your set temperature - so you can be sure your pool is always at your desired temperature!

VERY QUIET OPERATION + DUAL SPEED FANS

Our low noise fan blades ensures minimal operating noise which is ideal for you and your neighbours! Plus, the dual speed fan allows you to run your heat pump during the night with even further reduced noise levels. The fan is able to operate on a lower RPM on a timer or ambient temperature basis. * Dual speed fans available on selected models - refer to website for most up to date models.

LOW AMBIENT AIR PERFORMANCE

The Evo Advanced DHP-R heat pump offers low running times because of its higher heat outputs when it counts.

304 STAINLESS STEEL CABINET

The 304 stainless steel cabinet will ensure long term corrosion
resistance.

DUAL DEFROST TECHNOLOGY

Our Thermotec Element Defrost technology and auto defrost system ensures your heat pump is defrosting less and heating more often, maximizing the
heating capacity in colder weather when its needed the most.

TITANIUM HEAT EXCHANGER

The titanium thread heat exchanger ensures maximum heat transfer with the ultimate corrosion resistance, improving the heat transfer efficiency by up to 30% compared to standard heat exchangers.

ELECTRONIC EXPANSION VALVE 2 TECHNOLOGY

Electronic Expansion Valve 2 Technology is the absolute latest and the best possible refrigeration control system available in the market today. This results in higher C.O.P. and improved efficiency of up to 20% compared to other
commercial heater brands.

LATEST CORROSION PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY

The bluetec hydrophilic coating on the condenser fins is the latest technology in corrosion protection allowing your heat pump to
maintain its high efficiency for many years to come.

Inexpensive to run

A fraction of the running cost of Gas pool heating

Swim in a heated pool all year

Unlike solar
heating which only effectively extends the
swimming season by a few months, an Aquatight
Heat Pump heats continuously even when it’s cool
and cloudy

Incredibly efficient

Japanese inverter technology
- massive 6.2 COP (Coefficient of Performance)
- 15-30% higher efficiency than competitive units

Top quality, maximum durability Titanium Heat
Exchanger

Installation is quick and easy

You could be
swimming in a warm pool in no time

Attractive, unobtrusive heating unit

Model Specifications:

IM13 – 13kW

  • Advised Pool volume (L): 30,000 – 55,000*
  • Power Supply: 230V / Single phase / 50Hz
  • Heating Capacity / COP at 50% Capacity:-
    • At 26°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 80% Humidity
      • 8 kW
      • COP (50%) 11
    • At 15°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 70% Humidity
      • 9kW
      • COP (50%) 6.8
    • Rated Input Current at 15°C Air (A): 0.96 – 7.52
    • Max Input Current (A): 12
    • Sound pressure at 1m dB(A): 42.1 – 50.7
    • Dimensions (mm) L x W x H: 961 x 340 x 658
    • Weight: 50kg


IM15 – 15kW

  • Advised Pool volume (L): 35,000 – 65,000*
  • Power Supply: 230V / Single phase / 50Hz
  • Heating Capacity / COP at 50% Capacity:-
    • At 26°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 80% Humidity
      • 15 kW
      • COP (50%) 10.9
    • At 15°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 70% Humidity
      • 5kW
      • COP (50%) 6.6
    • Rated Input Current at 15°C Air (A): 1.17 – 9.6
    • Max Input Current (A): 13.5
    • Sound pressure at 1m dB(A): 41.3 – 54
    • Dimensions (mm) L x W x H: 961 x 340 x 658
    • Weight: 52kg

Saturn Heat Pump Specifications:
• Power Supply: 230V / Single phase / 50Hz
• Water pipe in-out size (mm): 48.3
• Dimensions (mm) L x W x H: 872 x 349 x 654
• R410a Refrigerant

Model Specifications:
iXB09:
Advised Pool volume (L): 20,000 to 35,000*
Heating Capacity / COP:-
At 26°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 80% Humidity
- 8.0kW
- COP 10.4 – 5.6

At 15°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 70% Humidity
- 6.0kW
- COP 6.1 – 4.1
Rated Input Current at 15°C Air: 1.48 – 6.0
Sound pressure at 1m dB(A): 40.8 – 51.1
Weight: 46kg


iX09:

Advised Pool volume (L): 20,000 to 40,000*

Heating Capacity / COP:-
At 26°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 80% Humidity
- 9.2kW
- COP 11 – 5.7

At 15°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 70% Humidity
- 7.0kW
- COP 6.2 – 4.3
Rated Input Current at 15°C Air: 1.48 – 7.0
Sound pressure at 1m dB(A): 40.6 – 52.5
Weight: 47kg

iX12:
Advised Pool Volume (L): 30,000 to 55,000*
Heating Capacity / COP:-
At 26°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 80% Humidity
- 12.5kW
- COP 12.1 – 5.9

At 15°C air Temp / Water Temp to 26°C / 70% Humidity
- 9.0kW
- COP 6.1 – 4.2
Rated Input Current at 15°C Air: 1.57 – 8.7
Sound pressure at 1m dB(A): 42.9 – 53
Weight: 49kg

Specifications correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change without notice.

*The Advised Pool Volume indicated is a guide only and applies under following conditions: Swimming pool is well covered; system runs at least 15 hours per day;
If these conditions are not met, please kindly ask your nearest Southside Pool store for advice.

EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE & LOW OPERATING COSTS

Evo Fusion-i series
delivers pool heating with exceptional performance, low operating costs & a C.O.P. as high as 12.57 .

Combine your Evo Fusion-i pool heat pump with a pool blanket &/or your
solar PV for the ultimate energy efficient pool heating!

LATEST STEPLESS DC FULL INVERTER TECHNOLOGY 

Incorporating the latest full
inverter technology - including DC stepless compressors, fans, and PC boards; the Fusion-i
range will automatically adjust it’s power and electricity consumption based on the exact
requirements of your pool. This ensures your pool reaches the desired temperature
faster, and is maintained more efficiently - SAVING YOU ON YOUR HOUSEHOLD ENERGY BILL.

TOUCHSCREEN CONTROLLER

Designed with an intelligent LCD touch screen controller, you can easily increase or decrease water temperatures and switch between heating and cooling modes.

HEATING & COOLING MODES

The Fusion-i series is equipped to automatically heat or cool your pool water based on your set temperature - so you can be sure your pool is
always at your desired temperature!

VERY QUIET OPERATION

Our low noise fan blades ensures minimal operating noise which is ideal for you and your neighbours!

AUTOMATIC DEFROST

Designed with a four-way valve reverse defrost method, the Fusion-i series provides automatic defrosting and allows the heat pump to work
efficiently in ambient air temperatures as low as -7°C.

TITANIUM HEAT EXCHANGER 

The titanium thread heat exchanger ensures maximum heat transfer with the ultimate corrosion resistance, improving the heat transfer efficiency by up to 30% compared to standard heat exchangers.

ELECTRONIC EXPANSION VALVE 2 TECHNOLOGY

Electronic Expansion Valve 2 Technology is the absolute latest and the best possible refrigeration control system available in the market today. This results in higher C.O.P. and improved efficiency of up
to 20% compared to other commercial heater brands.

LATEST CORROSION PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY

The bluetec hydrophilic coating on the condenser fins is the latest technology in corrosion protection allowing your heat pump to maintain its high efficiency for many years to come.