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Aquaculture and aquaponics are a science most of the time until something unexpected happens.
Aquaculture

Aquaculture and aquaponics are a science most of the time until something unexpected happens.

Please keep your fish and plants happy by keeping the air and water surrounding them at just the right temperature with heat pumps to make them grow fast and live a healthy life.
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My pool contractor only knows about pool gas heaters and isn’t helping with my pool heat pump choice.
Pool Heat Pumps

My pool contractor only knows about pool gas heaters and isn’t helping with my pool heat pump choice.

The Department of Energy says about gas heaters that: "Depending on your climate and pool use, they may not be the most energy-efficient option when compared to heat pump and solar pool heaters." Gas pool heaters have been around longer than heat pumps. They are an older technology. Swimming pool...
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The Hurricane in the Bahamas and Carolinas.
Pool Heat Pumps

The Hurricane in the Bahamas and Carolinas.

I have been thinking about writing something about the Bahamas for a couple of weeks. First I want to say that I and my family are sending positive thoughts to the people who have been affected by the storm in the Bahamas and the Carolinas too here in the USA....
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Use a professional gas person to install your gas pool heater. Use a licenced electrician for your swimming pool heat pump.
Pool Heat Pumps

Use a professional gas person to install your gas pool heater. Use a licenced electrician for your swimming pool heat pump.

Now before you, CSI sleuths get on my case about the scull on the Rheem heat pump, Please keep in mind that I am pretty sure it is Neanderthal and it originated not from Europe or Asia with a land bridge from Russia but from a store called Party City...
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My squash plants would be better off this winter in an aquaponic or hydroponic greenhouse.
Aquaculture

My squash plants would be better off this winter in an aquaponic or hydroponic greenhouse.

My garden work is winding down this month. The giant pumpkins are gaining the last pounds of the season. Kind of a lame size this year. Not going to hit 1500 pounds. Maybe not even 250 pounds. Ugh! I think that they experienced too much water stress when I was...
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If you are going to use your swimming pool heat pump once a year then I don’t care what brand you get.
Pool Heat Pumps

If you are going to use your swimming pool heat pump once a year then I don’t care what brand you get.

I was on the phone with a customer last week and he wanted to buy an inexpensive heat pump that was made in China. I have not had the best luck with them as I have tested 3 Chinese swimming pool heat pumps and they all had an issue. Maybe...
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Geothermal heat pumps are part of a solution to fight high wasteful energy costs.
Geothermal

Geothermal heat pumps are part of a solution to fight high wasteful energy costs.

I love Geothermal heating and cooling with packaged heat pumps. For many homes and businesses, it can save 50 to 75 or more from the cost of other technologies. Some people are still heating their homes with technology from the caveman or woman days. I must admit that I have...
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Some swimming pool heat pump manufacturers want you to pay an extra $1,000.00 or more for your pool heater. I name names!
Pool Heat Pumps

Some swimming pool heat pump manufacturers want you to pay an extra $1,000.00 or more for your pool heater. I name names!

I have been selling swimming pool heat pumps for more than 30 years. That is pretty good for a 39 years old man. 🙂 I started out servicing them. I loved doing that as it was much more fun than crawling through 140-degree attics fixing air handler fan motors during...
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Most problems with swimming pool heat pumps are due to water flow, valves and breakers that are off.
Pool Heat Pumps

Most problems with swimming pool heat pumps are due to water flow, valves and breakers that are off.

Your swimming pool heat pump is not running and you are frustrated. It could be bran-new or it has been in your back yard for the last 15 years. Either way, it is something you don't want to deal with as swimming pool heat pumps are supposed to help to...
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California swimming pool heat pump trash talking from gas heater sales people.
Pool Heat Pumps

California swimming pool heat pump trash talking from gas heater sales people.

I have been sending swimming pool heat pumps to California for 20 years. California has a huge amount of pools. Traditionally they have been heated with gas. My job 20 years ago was to educate pool guys and pool owners of the advantages of heat pumps. It was hard at...
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Aquaponic and Aquaculture growers should make bigger Zucchinis than me.
Aquaculture

Aquaponic and Aquaculture growers should make bigger Zucchinis than me.

In May I saw a squash plant growing out of some decorative stones in front of my house. It was growing from a hostile environment of only sand and stones and nothing really to support a big gourd. I didn't plant it so it a small animal or bird must...
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Swimming pool heat pumps from the early 2000’s that are still running.
Pool Heat Pumps

Swimming pool heat pumps from the early 2000’s that are still running.

This as been a month of people calling for parts who bought Kopec and Heat Siphon pool heaters back in the early 2000's. I love to see people who maintained their equipment well all these years getting rewarded with a long service life for their heat pumps. I remember someone...
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They voided your warranty because you are loyal and did your pool heat pump homework.
Pool Heat Pumps

They voided your warranty because you are loyal and did your pool heat pump homework.

I received a call yesterday from a pastor at a bible camp requesting parts to repair his swimming pool heat pump. 15 years ago he had bought a swimming pool heat pump made by one of the largest pool equipment company in the United States. At that time they were...
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How to protect your Aquaculture and Aquaponic tanks from environmental disruptions.
Aquaculture

How to protect your Aquaculture and Aquaponic tanks from environmental disruptions.

You have a perfectly created environment for your fish and plants that depend on electricity and mechanical equipment to maintain them. Mechanical equipment and or electricity will fail at times. That is why it is always good to have a plan B. Make sure you had a licenced electrician check...
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Should you repair your swimming pool heat pump or replace it?
Pool Heat Pumps

Should you repair your swimming pool heat pump or replace it?

Swimming pool heat pumps are an amazing reliable piece of machinery. They are designed to heat and cool for many years without service. As with all mechanical things at some point, it will need service or repairs. Judging on how much to invest in a repair is an art though....
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Aquaculture heat pumps keep fish warm all winter and cool all summer
Aquaculture

Aquaculture heat pumps keep fish warm all winter and cool all summer

My Northern California Koi breeder buddy that lives in the foothills, is keeping his fish warm all winter with one of my cold temperature breeder heater aquaculture / aquaponic heat pumps. The Koi are healthy and eating like crazy. No dormant sad, bottom dwelling fish here. Even though there is...
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I don’t live in China, so should I buy a Chinese swimming pool heat pump?
Pool Heat Pumps

I don’t live in China, so should I buy a Chinese swimming pool heat pump?

I have received quite a few questions about Chinese swimming pool heat pumps from my customers who are price shopping. There are some that are being sold for less money than an American manufacturer can afford to build them. There are even some American manufacturers who are putting their name...
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Swimming pool heat pumps remove wrinkles and make you more popular!
Pool Heat Pumps

Swimming pool heat pumps remove wrinkles and make you more popular!

I have been taking some heat from some of my blog reading buddies lately for not writing enough about Swimming pool heat pumps, and how they can save you thousands of dollars when you are heating or cooling pools, homes and businesses, and of course my favorite industries: aquaculture and...
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Swimming Pool and Aquaculture heat pumps are needed to keep humans and fish happy
Aquaculture

Swimming Pool and Aquaculture heat pumps are needed to keep humans and fish happy

The photo was taken when I was at a fish hatchery looking at new hatchlings and eggs that were almost ready to hatch. We love anything to do with Aquaculture, Mariculture, Algaculture (the cultivation of Algae) and Fish Farming. We have shipped many swimming pool heatpumps and Aquaculture, Aquaponic heat...
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It is time to heat cold swimming pools and spas in Northern states and countries by using heat pumps.
Pool Heat Pumps

It is time to heat cold swimming pools and spas in Northern states and countries by using heat pumps.

Hey all you Northern hemisphere people. Late spring is here, and it is time to think about swimming even though this morning I woke up to temperatures in the high 40's F or below 10C for all you European and South American peeps. Even my  Florida, Texas and Arizona friends...
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Our #1 commitment is to help you succeed

When it comes heating or cooling air or water, a heat pump is a wise choice. Harvesting the earth's natural energy to produce heat, or to remove heat is the cleanest, greenest, most cost effective way to go. The challenge is when you don't have all the information you need to realistically consider your options. Each heat pump installation is unique to your goals needs and your location. Many important factors need to be considered at the planning stage as fixing errors after an installation can be costly and time consuming. We can help you save time and money.

All questions are welcome. I understand that selecting the right equipment can be difficult and even stressful with so much information and so many choices available. Let me help you start, and complete, your heating or cooling project successfully.

My name is Marcus Miller, and I’m a heat pump professional with over 38 years of experience in heating and cooling with pool heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps and aquaculture heat pumps. I can help you choose the right equipment for your needs. You can talk to me directly or text me at 360 348 7574.