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The Best Quality Swimming Pool Heat Pumps in The Market

The Best Quality Swimming Pool Heat Pumps in The Market

When in the market for a new swimming pool heat pump, one of the most common questions, and a very valid one, is which are the best quality swimming pool heat pumps in the market today? There are many heat pump manufacturers, but in this article we will review the top five.

First, a comparison on COP*, Output*, Hear Exchanger and Warranty:

Breakdown of Swimming Pool Heat Pumps

Manufacturer

Model

COP*

BTU Output*

Heat Exchanger

Warranty

AquaCal

SQ175

6.1

134,000

Titanium

Parts – 7 Years
Labor – 2 Years
Heat Exchanger – Lifetime
Compressor – 7 Years

Hayward

HP21404T

5.7

130,000

Titanium

Parts – 2 Years
Labor – 2 Years
Heat Exchanger – 10 Years
Compressor – 5 Years

Jandy

EE3000T

5.5

130,000

Titanium

Parts – 2 Years
Labor – None
Heat Exchanger – 5 Years
Compressor – 5 Years

Pentair

140

5.5

132,000

Titanium

Parts – 2 Years
Labor – 2 Years
Heat Exchanger – Lifetime
Compressor – 10 Years

Rheem

M8350ti

5.2

125,000

Titanium

Parts – 7 Years
Labor – 2 Years
Heat Exchanger – 10 Years
Compressor – 7 Years

*BTU and COP ratings are inside the scope of AHRI standard 1160 water temperature/ambient air/relative humidity
** To read more about the BTU and COPY please see links below

As you can see many of the manufacturers differ especially in the warranty provided. Some more information on each:

  1. AquaCal: Founded 1981, AquaCal manufactures a wide variety of heat pumps. AquaCal is part of the HornerXpress family, who, through their international department, distributes its heat pumps nationally and worldwide. AquaCal’s heat pumps are manufactured in the United States.
  2. Hayward: Hayward has been serving the swimming pool industry for over 80 years. They consistently offer high-quality swimming pool products and excellent customer support. Hayward products are manufactured in the United States; Hayward acquired Summit Heat Pumps in 2008 to complement their heating product line.
  3. Jandy: Founded in 1958, Jandy is a widely-recognized product brand among professionals in the swimming pool industry. The founder of Jandy, Andrew Pansini, created the first automatic swimming pool cleaner. In 2010, Zodiac Pool Care merged with Jandy Pool Products to become Zodiac Pool Systems. In June of 2003 the company acquired Air Energy and entered the heat pump market.
  4. Pentair: Since 1966, Pentair has offered exceptional swimming pool products that range from heat pumps to water features. Pentair is a global company, with over 30,000 employees and approximately 300 locations worldwide. Pentair introduced their UltraTemp heat pump in November of 2008.
  5. Rheem: Rheem is a nationally-recognized brand that offers residential equipment and started producing heat pumps under the Raypak division in 1997. Manufactured in Mexico, Rheem heat pumps are competitively priced, are reliable, and provide affordable swimming pool heating. They have proven their value to customers since their foundation in the 1920s.
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