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Control Unit represents the ‘state of the art’ approach for low energy climate control within both domestic and commercial indoor pools.

Heatstar’s latest innovation is a low energy digital fan technology, together with the ‘all-in-one’ dehumidifier heat pump and fresh air heat pump concept.

Heatstar’s application software has also been upgraded to demonstrate the tangible benefit in reduced running costs possible on each project from the use of the Gemini.

Any importer or distributor of heat pumps will always claim that effective on-site service provision is available as it is now seen as essential for any sale. Paul Scott, Technical Director of Heatstar, believes that as the use of fossil fuel for heating swimming pools becomes less accepted, the swimming pool heat pump will continue to have a clear role to play in the future. “However, as the government formalises it’s future energy policies and particularly it’s ‘feed- in’ tariffs, this will invariably lead to formal scrutiny of the genuine renewable energy performance available from all heat pumps. The future for swimming pool heat pumps is going to be both interesting and challenging.” “Invariably, different brands will come and go, but which brands and importers will stand the test of time? That’s easy – it will be the ones who offer an effective, reliable product and provide good after sales support – it’s that simple.

“Coupled to the potential for increased demand through end clients wishing to optimise their own energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact, we have a seen a flood of new brands trying to establish themselves in the UK and European markets.

“Although this trend has been impaired by the recent general economic down turn, anyone who has visited one of the large European swimming pool exhibitions over the last few years would have noticed wide proliferation of swimming pool heat pumps on offer, many of which are originating from China,” adds Paul who has specialised in the design, manufacture and application of swimming pool heat pumps for over 20 years.

He stressed that there is now so much momentum focused on fuel costs, energy efficiency, CO², carbon emissions and energy security that it is now difficult to

see a future, either long or short term, where renewable energy technologies such as heat pumps do not have a significant role to play.

A key tool in achieving the goals of the energy policy will be the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme, which is currently in a consultation phase, with the intention to implement the scheme fully next year. The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme proposes ‘feed-in’ payment contributions for customers in line with the renewable energy likely to be generated. This approach has been particularly successful on the continent

The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme is intended to be launched in April 2011 and the financial benefits available to heat pump purchasers are likely to be a significant focus and priority with all end customers. However, only swimming pool heat pumps which have been independently evaluated, tested and certified, under the Micro Generation Certificate Scheme, will qualify.

This is because the

Government will not want to pay money against renewable energy generated, unless there is genuine proof that any particular product is capable of actually producing the claimed energy. In respect of swimming pool heat pumps on the market today, in truth, it is very probable that hardly any of them are likely to be able to qualify to the necessary standard without an extensive and complete redesign. To qualify for the Micro Generation Certificate Scheme it is also necessary to evaluate factory manufacturing procedures, processes and quality control systems, which will obviously be difficult in the case of overseas factories. Anyone currently involved in the sale and distribution of swimming pool heat pumps in the UK should be aware of the significant implication of this pending scheme and make contingency plans accordingly. O2 Heatpumps place in the market has been lifted by the eco7’s product – the only heat pump in their class to feature filter pump control – allowing the pool to be kept at a stable temperature without the filter pump running 24/7. Boasting brand name components such as Hitachi, Panasonic and Sanyo, titanium heat exchanger and galvanised epoxy coated cabinet, eco7 heat

COMMERCIAL HEAT PUMP SUCCESS FOR WATERCO

When the Hai Geng Government refurbished a conference centre swimming pool, they wanted an economical and efficient system to filter and heat the water. Although there were a few companies tendering for this commission, Waterco’s range of high quality products, cutting edge technology combined with manufacturing expertise was the clear winner. Through a series of

consultations nine ElectroHeat Plus 150 heat pumps were chosen as the most effective way of heating the large volume of water. The Electroheat range produce up to five times more heat energy than the electrical energy it consumes meaning they are a great cost effective solution to heating swimming pools and are even more advantageous on large commercial pools.

“It’s always rewarding to be involved in commercial installations as it gives us an opportunity to supply the larger equipment from our range and the results are really impressive,” commented Tony Fisher.

The heat pumps were used in conjunction with three Waterco gel coated Hydron M2500 horizontal filters and three Micron S1200 top mount bobbin wound filters with 16 Supatuf pumps to provide the correct turnover of water. Micron fibreglass filters embody the latest in fibreglass winding technology. Waterco’s digitally controlled filament winding machines faultlessly winds continuous strands of high quality fibreglass filament under controlled tension to create a seamless one-piece vessel with refined consistency and superior quality.

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Nine ElectroHeat Plus 150 heat pumps were chosen as the most effective way of heating the large volume of water

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pumps are reliable and require little or no maintenance and have ‘Soft Start’ as standard. “We’re really proud of our eco7 range”, comments Steve Edwards, Director of O2

Heatpumps. “We’ve been developing our machines in Europe for over five years, and we’re confident that you won’t find a better product for the same price.“ Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100
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