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Below is a list of topics where you will find lots of helpful videos, tips and technical support information on our EvoHeat Force heat pumps.

Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer.

Evo recommend the heat pump should be installed in an outdoor location with appropriate ventilation. Installing the heater indoors without adequate ventilation, or in a poorly ventilated enclosed space, will result in very poor performance and can, in extreme cases, damage the heater. Ensure the heater is installed in a well-ventilated area with plenty of fresh air.

Make sure the heat pump is not located where large amounts of water may run-off from a roof into the unit. Sharp sloping roofs without gutters will allow excessive amounts of rain water mixed with debris from the roof to be forced through the unit. A water deflector may be needed to protect the heat pump.

The heat pump should be installed a maximum of 5m below the water level of the pool/spa. If further than 5M please discuss with your EvoHeat specialist for the best advice.

Your heat pump should be installed on a flat level surface as close as possible to the pool. Large runs of uninsulated piping can significantly contribute to heat loss. Normally, the pool heat pump is installed within 7.5 metres of the pool. The longer the distance from the pool, the greater the heat loss from the piping.

For more information on the installation please refer to the product manual.

Examples of INCORRECTLY installed heat pumps

Poor to no air flow


No drainage

Competing location (should not be positioned near a hot water system/air conditioner)

Symbol Explanation Symbol Explanation
A Water Outlet I Electric heater (reserved)
B Lock J Timer on/off
C Water inlet K Clock
D Temperature setting L Fahrenheit
E Water inlet temperature M Minute
F Cooling N Flow
G Heating O Centigrade
H Automatic P Outlet water temperature

How do I turn the unit on/off?

Pressfor 1/2 second to switch the unit on or off

How do I set my mode setting?

Note: the Force heat pump has three operation modes: cooling, heating and auto mode.

Cooling
Heating
Automatic
Press to select heating, cooling or automatic mode.

How do I lock and unlock my controller?

To lock the controller pressfor 5 seconds.

To unlock the controller pressfor 5 seconds.

How do I set the clock?

Pressand the clock time will start flashing.

Pressagain and the hour time will start flashing.

Pressor to change the hour setting.

Once you have elected the correct hour value press . This will now save your correct hour time and the minutes value will begin to flash.

Elect your correct minute value by using the or

Once you have elected the correct minute values press . This will now save now save your correct minute time.

Attention:

You have the following options:

  • Pressto save parameters and go back to the main interface
  • Pressto cancel changes and go back to the main interface
  • If there is no operation for 5 seconds the controller will remember parameter settings and go back to the main menu.

How do I set the ON & OFF timers?

How to set the ON timer setting?

Pressfor 2 seconds until “ON” appears and starts flashing next to the clock and the clock time will start flashing.

Pressagain and the hour time will start flashing.

Press or to change the hour setting.

Once you have elected the correct hour value press . This will now save your correct hour time and the minutes value will begin to flash.

Elect your correct minute value by using theor

Once you have elected the correct minute values press . This will now save now save your correct minute time.

Attention:

“OFF” will begin to flash on the controller. You have the following options:

You can press to go on to set the timer OFF value.

  • If you only want to set the time ON value, pressto go back to the main interface.
  • If there is no operation for 5 seconds the controller will remember parameter settings and go back to the main menu.

How do I set the timer OFF setting?

At the main interface, pressuntil the “OFF” is flashing.

Pressorto change the hour setting.

Once you have elected the correct hour value press.This will now save your correct hour time and the minutes value will begin to flash.

Elect your correct minute value by using theor

Once you have elected the correct minute values press.This will now save now save your correct minute time.

Attention:

“OFF” will begin to flash on the controller. You have the following options:

  • You can press to go on to set the timer OFF value.
  • If you only want to set the time ON value, pressto go back to the main interface.
  • If there is no operation for 5 seconds the controller will remember parameter settings and go back to the main menu.

How do I cancel the timer ON/OFF setting?

To cancel the ON/OFF timer pressfor 2 seconds. NOTE: The ON will begin to flash.

Pressto cancel timer ON setting. The setting of the timer has now been cancelled.

Pressfor 4 seconds. NOTE: the OFF will begin to flash.

Pressto cancel the time OFF setting.

The timer ON/OFF setting has now been cancelled.

The EvoHeat app is an additional upgrade option on the Fusion & Force range. If you have upgraded your unit you will be able to use the EvoHeat app. Below are the steps to downloading and setting up your EvoHeat app.

Downloading your EvoHeat app

The EvoHeat app is available free to download for your iOS or Android device. To download the app go to your app store and search “Pool heater”. Note: make sure you download the app that is called Pool Heater as there are many different apps available.

Wi-Fi Configuration

How to set up your Wi-Fi module for your Evoheat app

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9S0noFm8_Y&list=PLBPkftdZuJSo6MNyhgWrGbW-07idgmMV1&index=2

How to connect Wi-Fi for a mobile phone?

On your mobile phone, select the setting icon and then select Wi-Fi

Choose your network

Input the password

How to connect Wi-Fi for your module?

There are 4 mains steps to connecting Wi-Fi for your module. They are:

Build the Simple Wi-Fi network

In the EvoHeat app select the + in the top right of the screen

Then select the > arrow in the right screen and select switch device to AP mode (See below)

On the Wi-Fi module press the signal button, once the yellow light at the top is on you have successfully switched to AP mode.

Connect to Simple Wi-Fi

On your mobile phone under settings, select Wi-Fi and nominate Simple Wi-Fi

In your EvoHeat app scroll through Add Devices until you find Connect your phone to Simple Wi-Fi and select

Select your Wi-Fi and enter your Wi-Fi password and press OK

Click on the tick in the right-hand corner. Note: your phone will automatically change to your nominated Wi-Fi.

Connect to the router

On your Wi-Fi module, the second light down should now be yellow and within a few seconds the third light will start flashing to show communication with the internet.

REGISTER the heat pump

In your EvoHeat app you will have the option to register the device, select YES.

Enter your device details which will be on a sticker on the side of the wifi module.

You have now successfully set up your Wi-Fi module

Slide to refresh the app

SUCCESS Your EvoHeat app will now be working

Wi-Fi configuration FAQs & Troubleshooting

Strict firewalls

Filters are used to deny or allow home network (LAN) computers from accessing the internet. If you are unable to connect to your internet you may need to cancel the firewall setting or use another Wi-Fi.

Example

Wi-Fi encryption setting

Tell your IT technician to switch to WPA/WPA2 or OPEN

Example

5G Wi-Fi

Make sure you use the 2.4G Wi-Fi network as it does not support 5G Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi services

Some free Wi-Fi services may not permit the use under the terms and conditions. If you are unable to use a free Wi-Fi service use another Wi-Fi network.

Example

 

Trouble Shooting

My unit isn’t working

  • Is the screen of control panel lit? If not, make sure the electrical wires and cables are correctly connected and the power is on. Ensure any circuit breaker devices are set to the ON position and press the ON button on your controller. Check your controller cable is plugged in and is not damaged. If the unit has been shut off or the power has been interrupted the heater will not restart for a 5-minute period to protect the compressor. Wait 5 minutes before attempting a restart.
  • Three Phase units – If you are not getting any display on the controller make sure that the phase relay in the heaters electrical box is showing both lights (Green and orange). If both lights aren’t lit change the phases around until they are. The unit should now be functional.
  • Is there sufficient water flow? If the screen displays a water flow related error check the water flow. Is the water pump in operation and the system free of debris that may cause a blockage? Disconnect pool cleaners to ensure proper water flow. Check and clear any skimmer boxes.
  • Is the current pool/spa water temperature higher than the set temperature on the controller? If so the unit will not operate until the pool/spa water temperature falls below the set temperature on the controller.
  • Check the unit is set to run at the correct time and date. Please check your current timing or temperature modes on your controller – you may have programmed the unit to turn on at a different time.
  • Check the controller for error messages and refer to table below.

My unit is running but not heating

  • Is the unit in “Heating” mode (Sun Symbol)?
  • Is the air discharged from the top of the fan noticeably cooler than the ambient temperature? If not, check the refrigerant gauge on the bottom panel of the heater. Another way to determine if the heater is working correctly is to look at the controller’s screen and check to see if the WATER OUT temp is higher than the WATER IN temp. Check also the INLET WATER TEMP is lower than the HEAT TEMP set point.
  • If the needle on the pressure gauge shows 0 (the inside black band) contact EvoHeat tech support on 1300 859 933 to check the refrigerant system.
  • Ensure sufficient fresh airflow around the unit as per installation instructions. Make sure cold air discharged does not recycle back through the heater. Check the condenser fins. If they are dirty or blocked use a low flow garden hose only (pressurised water may cause damage to the heater).
  • The unit will periodically defrost when the ambient air temperature is lower than 8 degrees C.

My heater is running continuously

  • Check the set temperature is at your desired level and that the pool water temperature is at or below this set point.
  • Possible electrical component failure – contact EvoHeat tech support on 1300 859 933

Water appearing around unit base

  • Condensation is a normal by product of running a pool heat pump.
  • Possible water leak. Check the discharge for the presence of chlorine. If the water has no chlorine then it is condensation and is normal. Another method of checking is to turn the heater off and run the water pump continuously for a period of 2-4 hours. If the water dries out then it was condensation. If there is a continuous leak contact EvoHeat tech support on 1300 859 933.

My heater is displaying an error code

CODE FAILURE REASON SOLUTION
P01 Water inlet temp. sensor failure Temp. Sensor is loose or faulty Check or change the sensor
P02 Water outlet temp. sensor failure Temp. Sensor is loose or faulty Check or change the sensor
P04 Ambient temp. sensor failure Temp. Sensor is loose or faulty Check or change the sensor
P05 Coil temp. sensor failure Temp. Sensor is loose or faulty Check or change the sensor
P07 Suction temp. sensor 1 failure Temp. Sensor is loose or faulty Check or change the sensor
E01 High pressure protection (HP) HP switch is loose or faulty. Low water flow Check or change the sensor. Check water flow of system
E02 Low pressure protection (LP) LP switch is loose or faulty. Loss of refrigerant. Check or change the sensor. Check Pressure gauges.
E03 Water flow protection Flow switch is loose or faulty. Low water flow Check or change the sensor. Check water flow of system
E06 Temp. difference between inlet and outlet Temp. difference >13 Temp. difference >13, power off
E07 Antifreezing protection Antifreezing temp. <2 Check flow and water system
E08 Communication failure Communication failure between wire controller and main board Check the connection between wire controller and main board
E19 Primary Antifreezing protection Ambient temp. is too low /
E29 Secondary Antifreezing protection Ambient temp. is too low /

Do I need to get my unit serviced?

It is recommended that you get your EvoHeat unit serviced once a year by your local certified air conditioning or refrigeration technician. If your unit is located in a coastal area, more frequent maintenance may be necessary. During the service, they will check the operational pressures of the refrigeration system and give the unit and fins a good clean to ensure maximum performance.

Do we have recommended service agents?

EvoHeat have a large database of recommended service agents. Please contact EvoHeat tech support on 1300 859 933 for your local service agent details.

Should I check my unit regularly?

We recommend you check your unit regularly to avoid potential issues and damage to your heat pump.

What should I be checking regularly?

Check the water inlet/outlets often for leaks. You should avoid the condition of no water or air entering into the system, as this will influence unit’s performance and reliability.

You should clear the pool/spa filter regularly to avoid damage to the unit as a result of the dirty of clogged filter.

The area around the unit should be dry, clean and well ventilated. Make sure there is nothing blocking the airflow of the heater e.g. Leaf litter.

Discharge all water in the water pump and water system, so that freezing of the water in the pump or water system does not occur. You should discharge the water at the bottom of water pump if the unit will not be used for an extended period. You should check the unit thoroughly and fill the system with water fully before using it for the first time after a period of time.

Check the power supply and cable connection often, should the unit begin to operate abnormally, switch it off and contact the qualified technician

Examples of what your unit will look like if you don’t do regular maintenance

If your pool water is allowed to cool significantly, it may take several days to return to the desired swimming temperature. For weekend use, it is more economical to maintain the pool water temperature at or near your desired swimming temperature. If you do not plan to use your pool for a prolonged period, then you might choose to turn the heat pump completely off or decrease the temperature setting of the control several degrees to minimize energy consumption.

  • Use an accurate pool thermometer. A difference of 2ºC, between 26ºC and 28ºC, will significantly increase energy consumption.
  • Carefully monitor the water temperature of your pool in the summer time. You can reduce heat pump usage due to warmer air temperatures.
  • When the pool is not used for long periods, turn off the heat pump.
  • Where possible, shelter the pool from prevailing winds with well-trimmed hedges or other landscaping, cabanas, or fencing.
  • Always use a high-quality pool cover when practical. Besides providing a valuable water saving feature, a pool cover will dramatically reduce heat loss and reduce your pool heating running costs by up to 70%.