A word about what your pool guy might say on warranty, installation and other things...
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The XL Series pool heater is engineered to capture more of the free heat from the surrounding air, AquaComfort Solutions innovated and perfected the science of pool heating. The XL Series’ Turboguard titanium heat exchanger is virtually immune to damage from unbalanced water chemistry and our fan assembly uses less energy and runs almost silently. It’s a precision package that lasts longer and maintains its efficiency year-after-year. Gas heaters lose efficiency every year starting the day they’re installed. Lower amperage requirements than the competition — starting at only 20 amps — will save you money on installation too.
|MODEL||ACT-750||ACT-1100||ACT-1250||ACT-1500||ACT-1750||ACT-1250 H/C||ACT-1750 H/C|
|Minimum Breaker Size||20||30||40||40||50||40||50|
|Voltage / Hertz / Phase||230 / 60 / 1||230 / 60 / 1||230 / 60 / 1||230 / 60 / 1||230 / 60 / 1||230 / 60 / 1||230 / 60 / 1|
|Water Flow (GPM)||15 – 50||20 – 70||20 – 70||20 – 70||20 – 70||20 – 70||20 – 70|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||28 x 28 x 26||39 x 30 x 32||39 x 30 x 32||39 x 30 x 32||39 x 30 x 32||39 x 30 x 32||39 x 30 x 32|
|Shipping Weight (lbs)||170||240||240||250||290||250||300|
|Performance (BTUs) 1||57,000||93,000||108,000||128,000||135,000||86,000||136,000|
|Efficiency (COP) 1||5.1||5.4||5.3||5.7||5.8||4.3||5.8|
* Performance 1 and Efficiency 1 are rated based on 80° air/80° water/80% humidity in accordance with AHRI standard 1160. Recommended clearance access on service side is 24″ and 18″ on other three air intake sides. Recommended minimum over head (top of unit) clearance is 48″.
No, this does not mean you have a pool water leak. Pool heat pumps are capable of producing up to three gallons of condensation an hour. A very simple way to test this is put a chlorine test strip in the water around the heat pump. Condensation will not have any chlorine in it; if it is pool water your test will show a positive chlorine reading.
No, your AquaComfort heat pump was designed to be outside. Covering the heat pump will only make a warm, dry place for animals looking for a home. If you feel that falling tree limbs are a direct threat, you can cover the fan grate only.
This does not mean you need service. An AquaComfort’s heat pump LPS switch will turn the heater off and show a code of LPS when temperatures fall to around 40 degrees ambient air temperature or lower. This does not indicate a leak. This indicates that the outside air temperature has become too low for the heater to run. The heater will come back on when the outside air temperature warms up.
In most cases an intermittent FLO code is caused by your filter pump being turned on and off by the filter pump timer. The FLO code is indicating that the filter pump has stopped the flow of water to your heat pump. The heat pump cannot heat without water flow so it will turn itself off until the filter pump timer turns back on giving the heat pump the water flow it needs.
No, the sensors and computer control board that operate and monitor the various systems on the heat pump are designed to protect the heater by turning it off and displaying the appropriate error code; therefore eliminating the potential for damage.
When the ambient air temperature gets cooler it can cause the condensation to freeze on the evaporator coil. The heater has a defrost cycle that will initiate and melt the ice from the coil. The defrost cycle often takes little time to defrost the coil which means you may not always see it happen.
No, setting the desired pool water temperature higher than the temperature you are trying to achieve will only make the heater run longer until it reaches the temperature it is set for.
Yes, there are two major factors that affect the ability to heat a pool. One is how much heat you’re able to put in the pool. When the ambient air temperature gets colder there is less free heat available for the heater to transfer into the pool water. When it’s colder, allow your heat pump to run as long as it needs to achieve the temperature you desire. You may need to adjust the filter pump clock to run longer so the heat pump does not shut itself off as a result of no water flow. The second is how much heat you’re able to retain in your pool. The greatest cause of heat loss from a pool is ambient air temperatures colder than your pool water removing the heat from the pool. You may want to invest in a solar cover. A solar pool cover will insulate the surface of your pool greatly reducing the amount of heat loss. This will also save you money.
We highly recommend that you have a Pool professional winterize your pool equipment and heat pump. Any Freeze Damage that occurs from a homeowner winterizing their own heat pump is NOT covered under warranty and will void the warranty of the heat pump. To winterize your heat pump you need to turn off the power at the electrical panel (breaker). You MUST ensure that you have drained all of the water from the heater. Water left in the heater will freeze causing significant damage to your heat pump. The plumbing must be left in such a way that it will not collect any water or be accessible to animals over the winter. If you are not confident that you are able to achieve any of the above guidelines please seek help from your qualified pool care professional.
Not for your pool dealer. An AquaComfort heater can be installed by your pool professional quickly and easily.
No, AquaComfort does not require a GFI to protect the heat pump circuit.
No, a fireman’s switch is only needed for combustion source heating equipment.
No, AquaComfort heat pumps work by absorbing the heat from the surrounding air and exhausting the colder air out of the top of the heat pump. If our heat pump were installed inside of a building the Heat pump would absorb the heat from that space and exhaust the colder air into that space which would cool down that space until the unit could no longer operate.
All of AquaComfort’s heat pumps have what is called a data plate on the front panel to the left of the display. This data plate indicates all of the mechanical and electrical specifications necessary for installation and service.