Poolheat Pumps

The Ideal Water Balance For Your Pool Heat Pump

As a swimming pool owner, you know chemicals, oils, debris, and even constant swimming can cause the pool water to be ever-changing. This state can affect the health of both pool and swimmers alike. So, you need to check and balance chemical levels of your pool water, whether it is residential or commercial.

What is pool water balance?

Water balance means keeping four essential pool water chemicals levels (pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, and chlorine) in balance. If they are not in their ideal balance levels, they can affect your pool sanitiser quality, your families’ health and your pool heat pump. The ideal levels of the four test are mentioned below:

  • pH:2 to 7.6
  • Alkalinity: 100 to 150 ppm
  • Calcium hardness: 175 to 300 ppm
  • Chlorine: 1 to 3 ppm

Regardless of whether you have fibreglass, concrete, or vinyl liner pools, you need to maintain and balance the water correctly. This can make your swimming pool enjoyable and healthy and prevent any costly breakdowns to your pool heating and equipment. Let’s take a closer look at the ideal water balance ranges for different types of pools:

Proper chemical ranges for your fibreglass pools:

  • Chlorine Residual –0 to 3.0 ppm (1.5 ppm is ideal)
  • PH –2 to 7.6 (Ideal 7.4 to 7.6)
  • Total alkalinity – 80 to 120 ppm
  • Calcium Hardness – 200 to 400 ppm
  • Cyanuric Acid (chlorine stabiliser) – 30 to 60 ppm

Proper chemical range for concrete pools:

  • pH:2 to 7.5 ppm (concrete pools)
  • Chlorine: 2 to 3 ppm
  • Alkalinity: 80 to 100 ppm
  • Calcium Hardness: 200 – 250 ppm (concrete pools)

Proper chemical range for liner pools:

  • Calcium hardness: 150-250 ppm
  • pH:2 – 7.6
  • Total alkalinity: 80-120 parts per million (ppm)
  • Chlorine:0-2.0 range

It’s very important to keep your water balanced especially when you have a pool heat pump or any type of pool heater heating your pool. Don’t just rely on your little test kit, take it to the pool shop and get the water professionally tested. This is recommended to do on a monthly basis. With imbalanced pool water, it can lead to unsanitary water, stains, odor and corrosion. Chemical imbalance can cause damage to the heater and this is not related to the manufacture’s workmanship warranty, and they will not provide warranty repairs/service if your heater needs repairs due to imbalanced pool/spa water. So, chemical balances are necessary to cover your warranty also. If you find it hard to keep your water balanced then be sure to get in touch with a highly experienced pool professional.

Here are some reasons why you should get your pool tested and balanced by an expert:

  1. They ensure that your pool’s water quality is safe and adequately adjusted to swim in
  2. With proper pool water chemistry, they ensure chemicals work more effectively, last longer and save you money
  3. They diagnose issues before they turn into expensive problems
  4. They know which and how much chemicals to use to make your pool’s sanitiser quality high

Hopefully, you now you have a better understanding of what the ideal pool water balance requirements for your pool and your pool heat pumps are and why professional help is essential to test and balance your pool water.

Want more information on the Ideal water balance for your pool heat pump? Get in touch with Pool Heat Pumps Perth. With sound knowledge and friendly service, our professionals will ensure that you have a healthy, sparkling, and proper water balanced swimming pool that’s safe for you, your family and the pools heating equipment.

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.