Gulfstream Pool Heat Pump

Gulfstream Pool Heat Pump

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Why Choose Gulfstream?




Gulfstream swimming pool heat pumps are manufactured using the most advanced, state of the art computerized testing stations in the industry making them the most efficient pool heat pumps in the world. The Gulfstream family offer quiet, powerful, efficient heat pumps for swimming pools that are AHRI Certified. These heat pumps have state of the art technology and LCD Readout Controls.

Gulstream revolutionized heat pump technology by being the first in the industry to utilize titanium in their heat exchangers, which changed the industry standards. The all-titanium heat exchangers will never corrode or wear out and come with a lifetime warranty. The Gulfstream pool heat pump features a spa timer for automatic shutoff after use and the quietest scroll compressor manufactured.


THE GULFSTREAM™ Heat & Cool – HE 150 TA 3 phase 136,000 BTU's, 6.0 COP (80/80/80) 3 Phase

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THE GULFSTREAM™ Heat & Cool – HE 150 TA 3 phase

A word about what your pool guy might say on warranty, installation and other things...
(per Marcus Miller)

"Your pool guy is not licensed or able to service your heat pump once it is installed.
You need an HVAC refrigeration person for that.

So, the same heat pump that I get you, or your pool guy gets will be serviced by the same someone that the manufacturer sends out. As a product owner you will contact them to register your product with them and start a service call if there is an issue in the future.
You will have a manufacturer's customer service number to assist you with trouble shooting, questions, or you can always call us at anytime.

All the manufacturers know who I am.

Most of the head engineers from all the companies know me too. I have a lot of cell phone numbers. Some for 25 years. When I call a manufacturer they are very motivated to take care of my customer. They will not know who your pool guy is.

The installation for most heat pump is to glue 2 water pipes and call a licensed electrician to finish the hook up. It is not rocket science. Very easy.

And I'm always around to answer any questions.
We want you to save money and we want you to be happy with a properly heated pool"

You can follow Marcus Miller on Linkedin:

His advice has helped thousands of pool owners in different applications worldwide.
Marc Miller is a Heat Pump expert for geothermal, aquaculture and pool heat pump applications


Revolutionary, Efficient Technology




Gulfstream™ revolutionizes heat pump technology . . .  again! GulfStream was first in the industry to utilize titanium in our heat exchangers and changed the industry standards. They said it couldn’t be done with titanium, but we took it a step further by rifling our titanium tubing, adding even greater efficiency in the heat exchange process. The GulfStream Hi-E Series of Swimming Pool Heat Pumps has done it again with our exclusive, specially designed state of the art TXV (Thermal Expansion Valve).  It has been optimized for R-410A Refrigerant to precisely regulate the flow of refrigerant through our patent pending coil to achieve maximum efficiency especially at lower temperatures, allowing lower cost of operation. THE RESULTS ARE MORE HEAT FOR LESS MONEY . . . MAKING GULFSTREAM THE MOST EFFICIENT POOL HEAT PUMP IN THE WORLD.

LEGAL INFORMATION




Homeowners have a right to accurate efficiency information. This is especially true for energy consuming appliances used in the home, such as air conditioners and now pool heat pumps.

As of December 8, 2006 Florida Building Code acknowledges pool heat pumps to meet code requirements. Florida Building Code (13-612.1.ABC.2.3.4) requires all pool heat pumps to perform in accordance with ARI Standard 1160-2004.

The new testing standards are tough.

Testing was previously done in an environment of 80ºF with 80% humidity and then achieve 80ºF water temperature. Heat pumps now must be tested in an environment of 50ºF, 63% humidity, and then achieve 80ºF. Specific minimal efficiencies must be met at these colder conditions.

The GulfStream has not only met the minimum requirements, but has exceeded them!

Florida’s building industry is one of the most powerful, influential and lucrative sources of commerce in Florida. When it comes to code and compliancy, safe is better than sorry when considering future legal and/or financial complications.


DOING YOUR HEAT PUMP HOMEWORK ?Doing your research on major purchases for your home or business is necessary step in making good decisions that are right for you




AHRI CERTIFICATION

The GulfStream family of Super-Quiet, High Efficiency Heat Pumps are AHRI Certified.

What is AHRI, who are they?

AHRI stands for the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute.

This institute operates to standardize the testing and performance data for all heat pumps. Originally, AHRI covered only the Air Conditioning industry. As you know, there are very strict standards and performance requirements for the Air Conditioning Industry. Seer Ratings and Performance data must be factual, accurate and verified.

The Heat Pump Industry is a new industry that was not governed or standardized by ANY group, institutes or standards. This meant that manufacturer’s could report any numbers they wanted to. There was no law or standard requiring them to perform standard tests or answer to any higher authority. So if a heat pump manufacturer reported that his unit is a 120,000 BTU unit, the next guy could simply state “Well mine is 130,000” – whether it was or not!

That’s not good news to the consumer – that’s you! You were basically being asked to “trust” the numbers that manufacturer’s decided to publish. The news for consumers has now changed to GOOD NEWS! Why? Because the heat pump industry has now fallen under the wing of AHRI, and AHRI strictly monitors the data reported on heat pump manufacturers. They not only monitor and verify the data, they actually perform the test on units for ALMOST all the heat pump manufacturer’s.

 

ALMOST ALL MANUFACTURER’S ARE VERIFIED BY AHRI? WHY NOT ALL OF THEM?

What a great question. Here’s why MOST do, but some choose not to.

Quality manufacturers WANT to submit to the verification and testing. It let’s you know that they are honest in the numbers and data and performance information they are telling you. It lets you know they’re not afraid to submit to rigid standards and tests and EARN your trust in their performance and reliability. At this point, this testing is not REQUIRED BY LAW.  If a company gets tested , they want you to know that they are telling you the truth to gain your confidence in their product.

 

Who DOESN’T want to submit to the standards? Why wouldn’t they want to gain my trust?’ 

Why do you think? There can be several reasons. Perhaps the numbers they are reporting are inaccurate or greatly inflated. Without the verification, a manufacturer can print any numbers they want to in their literature, advertising, or on their website. Their salesperson may and tell you a unit is giving you 130,000 BTUs and if you don’t do some research or ask for their  AHRI certification, that manufacturer hopes that you will take his word for it, and not look this information up. He’s hoping you WON’T DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

Also, submitting to the standardized testing program through AHRI costs the manufacturer money.  It’s a nominal fee and that is the cost per heater.

So that – any unit you want verified by AHRI testing standards, meaning all model sizes and versions, for example, 3 phase or heat and cool, etc. You must cover the testing fee each individual model that the manufacturer wants AHRI 1160 Certified, a true “Gold Star” of accuracy and results.

Why else wouldn’t they want to submit to the AHRI Standards? What other risk does the manufacturer face in having their units tested?

The unit could also fail! The manufacturer must address the matter by either going back to the lab to make revisions to the unit and put further capital into developing the unit. Or will simply discontinue the “failed’ unit, a unit which falls short of the AHRI performance standards.

By NOT testing the unit the Manufacturer can simply bypass the expense, risk of having failed units and having to spend more OR take that particular model off the market altogether. And because the AHRI standard is not required, a lesser quality unit would rather avoid the strict scrutiny of AHRI.

 

Bottom Line: Real Manufacturers Have Their Units AHRI Certified. 

Period.

While making your decisions about the purchase of a brand new heat pump to heat your pool, it only makes good sense to consider Heat Pumps that are AHRI 1160 Certified and can produce the Certificate with that units exact model name and number.

 

AHRI Information is Available to You Online

You can access the AHRI certification yourself on their website and look at all the data, performance test results and all detailed specs directly at the AHRI website.

If you’d like to visit this page and research the units you’re considering, click here!

 

What Does AHRI Test For? What Are the Tests?

When investigating various heat pump models, the first two things everyone wants to know are, “What are the BTUs and COPs?” These specs, BTUs and COPs are derived by “testing” the heater’s performance based on various temperatures and achieving a specific water/pool temperature of 80 degrees.

The heat pump is required to perform under certain weather and temp conditions. Test 1, the number most people are familiar with, or size by tests a heat pump under these conditions: the heater is tested in an 80 degree, outside air temperature. The humidity is set at 80% and the heater then performs to reach 80 degrees pool water temperature. When it does, BTUs and COPs are then recorded as, for example, 110,000 BTUs and a 6.4 COP. This is the number MOST people refer to when discussing heater size. This test however is not an AHRI test number.This is what’s known as the “80/80/80” test.

AHRI wants performance data based on COLDER temperatures and LOWER humidty,

two things that help make the heater run.

AHRI 1160 Tests the unit in an 80 degree environment, but drops the humidity to 63% – requiring the heat pump to work harder at gaining pool heat. The unit must then achieve 80 degree pool water. In that environment, and at that pool temp, BTUs and COPs are reported again.


Frequently Asked Questions




If you find that you’re not able to enjoy your pool as often as you’d like, heating it will increase your usage and the pleasure you get from owning your pool. After the investment of paying for, building and then maintaining a pool, don’t be stuck looking at a cold pool.

Fortunately, a heat pump is one of the most cost effective and affordable ways to heat your pool. To run the heat pump year round at a temperature of 85 degrees, on average, costs around $1000 for the entire year. Add a pool blanket and you can cut the cost more than half. These are average and general costs – to determine your usage and costs, there are sizing and cost guides. A GulfStream representative can also give you more detailed information based on your pool’s unique information and the cost of electricity in your area.

A pool heater works on a simple process like an air conditioner in reverse, which begins by transferring any available heat from the air into the heat pump. The evaporator coil, or ribbed “fins” that wrap around the unit draw this heat from the air. This heat is introduced to refrigerant liquid and pushed through a compressor where it gets super heated. The heated refrigerant then passes through our rifled titanium heat exchanger. Your pool water then passes over the titanium tubing with a rushing, turbulating effect in our “tube in tube” configuration. ALL of the pool water is exposed to the super heated titanium tubing, which heats the pool water. It then flows back into your pool and you can begin enjoying and relaxing in your comfortable, heated pool.
The GulfStream pool heater is manufactured using the most advanced and state of the art computerized testing stations in the industry. It is designed to run efficiently. Our high efficiency translates to your finacial savings. It utilizes the most powerful heat exchanger available insuring the greatest rate of heat transfer. Aside from its efficiency and performance the GulfStream also incorporates many other features that make it a pleasure to use and own. Our low speed fan makes it the most quiet heat pump available. The dual spa and pool thermostat and easy to read display board displays in plain language not cryptic codes. All pool heaters heat pools, the difference is in how well they operate, and how much they cost to operate. If you were choosing to drive from Florida to New York – suppose you have a choice between an old pick up truck and a new, fuel efficient, automobile. The old pick up truck may indeed get you from Florida to New York, how much will it cost you in gas? How efficiently will it operate? Will it break down often? Will it work how and when you want, and will you be comfortable while using it?
There are various ways to heat your pool and it’s important to understand your options so you make the best choice for you and your family’s swimming needs.
A heat pump – considering cost, reliability, efficiency and usage tends to be the most cost effective and dependable. Solar energy, also a reliable and very cost effective way to heat a pool. It involves installing several solar panels on your roof and is subject to the presence of the sun. Natural gas or Liquid propane heaters heat pools and spas quickly and under any weather conditions. The cost to operate these however is very expensive, costing 4-7 times more to operate than a heat pump. There are some scenarios where it makes sense to utilize a combination of heating methods, depending on your needs and pool usage. Your pool professional or GulfStream representative can give you detailed information to meet your specific needs.
COP is a term specifically used in heat transfer to describe the efficiency of any device transferring heat. All heaters are compared to a standard form of heating called resistance heating. Resistance heat is transferred by passing water over a red-hot coil (like in your hot water tank or toaster oven). This form of heating is constant and has a COP of 1 (one). The COP of all heaters are compared to this standard, so a COP of 6.21 means that the heater is 6.21 times more efficient than resistant heating. If you compare that same heater to one with a COP of 4.14, a heater with a COP of 6.21 would be 50% more efficient.If comparing to the automobile, this is the miles per gallon. The higher the number the less it will cost to operate.
Heat pumps can last as long as the main components of the unit remain operational. In Florida The Hi-5 Model provides a 5 year parts and labor warranty , All other models provide in FL are 5 years parts and 2 years labor , 2 years outside Florida and all units come with a lifetime warranty on the titanium heat exchanger. Your GulfStream Heat Pump may outlast these warranties.
GulfStream has the best warranty in the industry. There are no exclusions for unbalanced water chemistry like many other heaters.
If you ever need assistance or have a question, simply contact us. Just call Yamil at 954.318.6900954.318.6900 or email him at Yamil@gulfstreamheatpump.com. You will need to have your units serial number. We’ll ask for this serial number, because it identifies YOUR individual unit. We’ll know exactly the day and time that specific unit was manufactured and this will help us assist you with any questions. If your issue or question cannot be resolved via the phone, a technician will be dispatched to your location to attend to your unit within 24 – 48 hours.
Your pool’s heat loss is directly related to the pools surface area due to evaporative heat loss. By using a pool cover your operational cost of using a heat pump can be cut by more than 50%. It will also reduce evaporative loss of water out of your pool.
Many factors affect the need for heat in your pool. Factors such as pool size, temperature needs, water features (fountains, spas, waterfalls, etc.), blanket use and other factors contribute to properly sizing your pool. Upon inspection an experienced pool technician will be able to calculate your needs. Contact us if you would like help sizing your pool for the correct heat pump.
GulfStreams are made in North Fort Myers, Florida by G&F Manufacturing. We are a third generation family run company and has been heating pools for over 25 years.

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