Do you have a pool that sits majority of the cold months unused? Have you ever considered how adding a heat pump to your pool will help you make the most out of it?
Many people associate summer with swimming in the pool rather than winter – our heat pumps are trying to change this! There is no reason why you cannot use your pool all year long, no matter the weather with a heat pump! Heat pumps are designed to heat your pool to any desired temperature no matter the outside weather. Year-round use is one advantage you can look forward to if you decide to heat your pool.
Swimming is also a great form of exercise and therapy. Warm water is great at assisting in promoting blood flow and relaxing muscles. With a heat pump, you can heat your pool to a temperature of up to X degrees Celsius. Those who experience chronic pain with arthritis, back issues, muscle spasms and fibromyalgia often find that swimming in a heat pool greatly helps ease pain.
The average cost annually of running your pool is $800-$1200 for filtration and likewise expenses (excluding heating costs). If your pool is unused much of the time this is money going down the drain! When building a pool, the average pool costs around $25,000 to $50,000 to make. When you are spending that much on making a pool, going that bit further to heat it for year round use will make the large sum of building your pool much more worth it! Adding the heat pump to your pool will also help to add value should you ever sell – who wouldn’t rather a house with a heated pool!?
Don’t let your pool feel the cold in the winter – install a heat pump and reap the many benefits of warm swimming water year round.
While heating your pool, there are many things you can do to ensure that you remain energy efficient. Check to see if you are following any of our recommendations for energy efficiency and if not now is the time to start!
If you are not already using a pool cover, we highly recommend you begin using yours or purchase one. Swimming pool covers should be used to cover the pool while not in use. A pool cover will greatly minimize the evaporation and loss of heat therefore producing savings of up to 70%. To find out what pool cover may suit your pool and for more detailed information view our blog HERE on the benefits of swimming pool covers
A more obvious solution to being energy efficient is to turn the heat pump off if the pool is not to be used for an extended period of a few months.
It is important to both check and maintain the pool’s water temperature regularly. If the pool’s temperature drops by a significant amount it will require a greater amount of energy to reheat the pool to the desired temperature, rather than keep it stable.
In summer or warmer temperatures your heat pump usage will be reduced because your pool water will be warmer and your heat pump will not need to run as long to reach your desired pool temperature. You may like to consider decreasing your desired water temperature in summer when the outside air is warmer and more comfortable to swim.
In high-wind areas your pool should be sheltered to prevent heat loss – this can be done through a variety of means such as landscaping, fencing or well-trimmed hedges.
By operating your heat pump during off-peak electricity rates (these are times when households are not using as much energy – generally at night or on the weekend), you can use your heat pump at a cheaper cost. Our EvoHeat CS units come with a Tarrif+ control system to identify these times and operate accordingly to save you money!
A final option would be considering using or installing Solar PV. Solar PV can help offset the costs of running your heat pump and may help reduce your pool heating running costs to almost nothing! Read our previous blog HERE for more information on the reduced costs of Solar PV and your heat pump. If you are considering solar pool heating we highly recommend that you read this article.
It was lights, camera, action at the EvoHeat office recently. Check out our new EvoHeat commercial and find out why we are the pool & spa heating specialists.
We have also created a video with some of our most recent aquatic heat pump installations. Check it out!
A heat pump is a different way to use renewable energy to heat your pool water. Operating on a similar principal to an air conditioner system, a heat pump uses environmentally friendly refrigerant that extracts the latent heat from the air and transfers the heat into the pool water through a series of processes.
Heat pump process
A heat pump is a device that uses a small amount of energy to move heat from one location to another. Heat pumps are typically used to pull heat from the outside and transfer them into a room however can be used for the cooling of an area as well.
Heat works by moving from an already warm object to a cooler object. If an object that is outdoors is made to be colder than the outside air temperatures, then the object will absorb any heat from the air. By applying this principle to the heat pumps, it can be seen how they can absorb heat even in cold temperatures.
A refrigerant which is an extremely important part of the heat pump works by absorbing heat from the environment around it, as the refrigerant compresses it becomes warmer until it is warmer than the inside room temperature. Once the refrigerant reaches this stage, the air is then transferred into the area. As the warm air leaves, the refrigerant begins to take in the cold air outside and expands as it cools. Once the refrigerant is colder than the outside temperature, the warm air begins to enter the unit and the cycle continues.
There are many types of refrigerants, many being harsh on the environment and contributing to degradation on the ozone layer and increase in greenhouse gases. For example, R22 has a damaging effect on the ozone layer and is now being phased out of use for its damaging effects. R410a is much more environmentally safe and extremely more efficient.
EvoHeat heat pumps use the R410A refrigerant which is the safest for the environment, more efficient, offer better air quality and improve the reliability of the unit.
For a heat pump unit to achieve its maximum efficiency, it must be maintained regularly with regular checkups. Ensure your heat pump is clean and installed so that it allows the maximum airflow in order to heat your pool as efficiently as possible.
Click here for more information about EvoHeat heat pumps and how they compare to conventional heating methods or call one of our EvoHeat specialists today on 1300 859 933.
Small businesses have until 30 June 2018 to utilise the instant asset write-off threshold of $20,000. The threshold, which has applied from 12 May 2015, is scheduled to reduce to only $1,000 from 1 July 2018.
The government has made a decision to further extend its instant asset write off. The write-off allows firms with a turnover of up to $10 million a year to claim deductions on any equipment worth less than $20,000. This will allow small business’ to invest in provisions that are beneficial to the growth of the company and economy. With only 3 months left to take advantage of this incredible offer, small business’ should take advantage of it before time runs out.
Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the extended tax break and upgrade your pool heating equipment for your small business!
EvoHeat can provide you with the most energy efficient and cost-effective pool heating. Contact EvoHeat today for a free and extensive pool heating evaluation to show you how you can save money on your pool heating running costs. Contact us today on 1300 859 922 and start saving now!
In a recently released Canadian study, it was found that workers who spent more than 500 hours a year or 10 hours a week working in an indoor pool are two to six times more likely to have coughs, asthma, and throat and eye irritation. The study conducted on close to 900 lifeguards found that symptoms lessened while they were not at work which would suggest that the indoor pool environment may be prompting the symptoms.
Published by the International Journal of Environmental Health Research, the study clearly shows the fact that indoor swimming pool environments may have damaging affects on the respiratory system due to the time spent in this environment.
Of the 870 surveyed, 601 were working as lifeguards at the time of the survey with ages ranging to 18 to 64 years. The average age for current lifeguards was 22, and former lifeguards 29 with three quarters of those surveyed being 29. Using an online questionnaire, the lifeguard’s exposure to indoor swimming pool environments was assessed and symptoms such as cough, sputum, shortness of breath, wheezing, lung congestion, sneezing, throat or eye irritation, hoarseness, stuffy nose and ear pain. Lifeguards were also asked if they have been diagnosed with asthma or used asthma medications.
A huge 78% of lifeguards reported having at least one of the respiratory symptoms in the previous year and 23% reported to have been diagnosed with asthma. Spending more than 10 hours a week at an indoor pool made lifeguards two and a half times more likely to have a cough or sore throat compared to those spending less than an hour a week. This extended exposure also meant that eye irritation was over four times more likely to occur. Those diagnosed with asthma exposed to more than 500 hours a year were 6 times more likely to have an asthma attack than those with little to no exposure to an indoor pool environment.
Most swimming pools are disinfected with chlorine-based disinfectants, because of that the reaction between the chlorine and organic matter such as skin cells, cosmetics, sunscreen and sweat in water creates many contaminants called disinfection-by-products (DBP). These contaminants are what gives the indoor pools their characteristic chlorine smell.
These contaminants paired with a high humidity in the indoor pools creates a damaging environment to the health of those who spend large amounts of time in the indoor pools. When the contaminants mix with a high chemical concentration they are trapped within the confines of an indoor room.
A dehumidifier is a vital part of an indoor pool to ensure that all users stay healthy and comfortable. Dehumidifiers are designed to remove excess humidity from your indoor pool air and deliver ventilation to control pollutants caused from normal pool activity.
EvoHeat has produced a range of domestic and commercial dehumidification units to tackle this very common problem seen in many indoor swimming pools. The EvoHeat dehumidifiers are specifically designed to remove moisture from the air within a room without losing any warm air that is contained within.
For more information on our EvoHeat dehumidification units click here or contact one of our EvoHeat specialists on 1300 859 933.
Now you can control your EvoHeat pool heater from anywhere in the world. Ready, warm and waiting for your arrival. Doesn’t that sound hot?
The EvoHeat smartphone app allows pool owners to have the perfect pool temperature no matter where they are. The perfect pool temperature is at their fingertips, with the ability to remotely control their EvoHeat pool heater via their smartphone or tablet.
– The EvoHeat app allows pool owners to remotely:
– Turn the pool heater ON/OFF
– Set multiple timers
– Increase/decrease the pool temperature
– Record the last 30 days of pool heating data
– Receive heater alerts and messages
– Allow remote control access by a technician
The smartphone app helps pool owners optimise their energy efficiency further by knowing exactly what time of the day to set their timers. The app stores the last 30 days of pool heating data, so they can see when their heat pump is running. This allows owners to adjust their timers to run during off peak periods or maximise their solar panels during the day.
The EvoHeat app also provides better backup support by allowing an EvoHeat technician to remotely access their heat pump and its control system for diagnostics and fine turning (upon the customer’s request).
The EvoHeat app is a standard feature in all DHP-R Series and is available for upgrade on the Fusion & Force Series. The EvoHeat app is available free to download from your iOS or Android device.
EvoHeat have YouTube videos available to help customers set up their pool heater app.
Gumbuya World recently opened to the public after months of redevelopment to make it one of the most prestige theme parks in Victoria.
Gumbuya World, formally known as Gumbuya Park has recently completed stage one of their $50-million-dollar upgrade to transform its 166 hectares of into a full day of fun for the whole family. One of the main attractions is their new Oasis Spring Water Theme Park that is bursting with splashtastic fun!
The new water park features a number of exciting water attractions including Australia’s tallest waterslide, a 300-meter peaceful Lazy River Ride, ride the waves on Surfs Up and enjoy the thrills on their 180-metre dark slide experience on the Taipan ride.
8 EvoHeat CS200-GEN2 heat pumps have been installed to heat Victoria’s newest water park providing patrons with enjoyable water temperatures year-round.
The Evo Group of Companies would like to thank you for your ongoing support. We value your partnership and we look forward to working with you next year!
We wish you all a very safe and merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
CHRISTMAS TRADING HOURS
The Evo office will be closed over the Christmas break from 2pm Friday the 22nd of December and will reopen Monday the 8th of January 2018.
-An established trade services business, experienced in Hot Water System sales?
-Currently selling or installing products associated with Hot Water Systems, Solar Power, or Air Conditioning?
-Consumer oriented with a genuine desire to provide your customers with the best?
-Ambitious and passionate about energy efficiency?
-Able to carry minimal inventory of EvoHeat Hot Water products?
EvoHeat are an Australian owned and operated Heat Pump water heating specialists. As the largest Heat Pump Pool Heating distributor in Australia, we have helped thousands of homeowners and businesses reduce their annual pool heating costs. We are now embarking on a similar mission in the Hot Water industry with our EvoHeat Hot Water division.
EvoHeat Hot Water supply the next evolution in hot water systems, with advanced energy efficiency technologies and built in smart features to provide clean, safe, and economical hot water all year round.
Become an EvoHeat Hot Water agent today!
We are seeking growth-oriented professional businesses around Australia to join our growing network of resellers to help Australians become cleaner, greener, and happier by installing more energy efficient products, and save money on their energy bills.
Becoming an EvoHeat Agents requires no initial outlay, in fact once you’ve passed our Suitability Assessment – you can commence developing your local market straight away!
As an EvoHeat Hot Water Agent, you’ll have access to:
-A range of residential and commercial energy saving water heaters
-Exclusive trade direct pricing (no middle man!)
-Trade account terms
-After sales service & technical support
-Marketing advice and assistance
-The option of becoming an EvoHeat Hot Water service/warranty agent (selected areas only)
Opportunities are limited, with only a select number of EvoHeat Agencies available in certain regions. For more information, please send an Expression Of Interest with a brief introduction of your business to: firstname.lastname@example.org
EvoHeat were recently contracted to heat pools at the Kuala Lumpur Aquatic Centre, a major sports hub and tourist destination. The Aquatic Centre required a major redevelopment and upgrade for the SEA Games and Asean Para Games which were held from the 19th to 31st August and 17th to 23rd September.
EvoHeat were contacted to install a variety of heat pumps to suit these new upgrades to ensure a world class venue for the SEA and Asean Para Games and beyond.
EvoHeat were selected for their high efficiency technology and their ability to not only heat the pools but also cool them if desired.
In total 4 EvoHeat heat pumps were installed across 4 different pools. In the warm-up pool an EvoHeat DHP-40R heat pump in stainless steel was installed, in the diving pool an EvoHeat CS120-GEN2 in 316 stainless steel, in the 50m pool an EvoHeat CS200-GEN2 in 316 stainless and in the training pool an EvoHeat CS200-GEN2 in 316 stainless steel.
These four heat pumps allow each pool to be heated effectively to the desired temperature to suit the needs of all who use them.
We are excited to launch our fresh new website with an improved visitor experience and enhanced product information to help you learn more about our energy efficient heat pump solutions.
Our new website has a series of new and exciting features, including a fresh mobile responsive design, easy navigation, tech support information, videos and extensive product information.
We have incorporated our new EvoHeat Hot Water PTY LTD business with a dedicated hot water section and hot water product range. We have also included our latest indoor pool dehumidification and ventilation products as well as our industry leading pool and spa heating and space heating ranges.
Each product has its own dedicated webpage that includes detailed product information, images, project installation gallery, specs and parameters, upgrade options, warranty details, savings to expect and product user manuals and videos.
The online pool heat evaluation form remains an integral part of our EvoHeat website and we have enhanced the form to make the online experience easier and faster to complete. Using the best pool heating program available, we can provide you with the most accurate and detailed pool heating evaluation on temperature and energy usage for indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Another exciting aspect of our new website is the Tech Support feature. Customer service is an important part of our business and having a dedicated tech support function was an ideal solution to ensuring we provide a level of support information twenty-four-seven. The tech support pages allow you to access a wide range of information and videos from installation advice, to controller settings, to trouble shooting and error codes. We have also provide useful energy saving information and regular maintenance tips to ensure the longevity of your heat pump.
You can stay up to day with our latest news, projects and media releases and receive Evo company updates by subscribing to our newsletter.
With over 50% of our website visitors accessing the site via a mobile device, we wanted to ensure we offered an optimised website for all devices, from smart phones to tablets to desktop computers. Our mobile enhanced experience allows you to access the EvoHeat website from any device with minimum resizing, panning and scrolling, ensuring a positive online experience every time.
Our new website is just the first stage of our digital strategy, with an online trade portal currently being developed. The trade portal will be a closed portal for trade customers that contains comprehensive product details, heat evaluation information and pool heating knowledge.
We hope you enjoy the new site! Stayed tuned for more exiting updates…
2017 has been a busy year for Australian owned and operated business, Evo Industries Australia. Early last month, Evo announced its plans to expand their well-known energy efficient pool and spa heating range, better known as EvoHeat, to Singapore to keep up with their South-East Asia demand.
Business partners, Travis McNeill and Tony Mills have now confirmed their sights are also set on the hot water market with the launch of their latest business, EvoHeat Hot Water.
Evo are industry specialists in heat pump technology. For over a decade Evo Industries Australia have been building a solid reputation for water and space heat pump technology that is used across the globe, including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
“In today’s modern world consumers are moving away from unsustainable products with high running costs and CO2 emissions. At Evo, we match and exceed this global challenge with sustainable products that are extremely energy efficient, environmentally friendly and reliable. Heat pumps are fast becoming a mainstream heating solution for domestic and commercial industries and our advanced range of heat pump technology provides consumers with a cleaner and greener solution to hot water”, says Travis McNeill, General Manager of the Evo Group of companies.
Tim Martin has joined the Evo team, appointed General Manager of the EvoHeat Hot Water division and brings over 10 years’ experience operating in Australian and global water heating markets with high profile manufacturers, distributors and clientele.
“As much as 30% of the typical Australian households’ energy consumption and carbon footprint can be attributed to hot water heating. With rising energy costs and an increased emphasis on corporate environmental responsibility; businesses and consumers are looking for smarter alternatives to traditional (and costly) methods of hot water heating.” says Tim Martin, General Manager of EvoHeat Hot Water.
“Heat Pumps are the next evolution in hot water heating, and EvoHeat are leading the way with our Evo270. Designed for simple and cost-effective installation, whilst also achieving energy savings of up to 75% compared to conventional gas and electric water heating; it presents an economically viable solution in all applications. Everyone can save by upgrading to an Evo.”
The Evo270 provides a fast return on investment, and cumulative energy savings of as much as $10,000 throughout the life of the system. It is also equally at home in both domestic and commercial applications; providing reliable, efficient, clean, and safe, year-round hot water.
The Evo270 is also registered with the Australian Federal Government Clean Energy Regulator as an energy efficient water heater, meaning all Evo270 customers are eligible to apply for an STC rebate which contributes to the purchase of their system.
The Evo270 is just the beginning of hot water series that EvoHeat Hot Water plan to release.
Brisbane based, Evo Group of companies now include 4 divisions including Evo Industries Australia, Evo Industries Singapore, EvoHeat Hot Water and Evo Energy Technologies.
Travis McNeill and Tony Mills began the Evo Industries Australia business back in 2006 with very little expectations. It was a side project aimed to help both men support their growing families and keep them from getting bored during their day jobs.
Fast forward more than 10 years and Evo Industries Australia, better known as EvoHeat has become one of the industry leading specialists in pool and spa heating technology.
Earlier this year, EvoHeat were involved in the largest heat pump installation in Australia with 19 EvoHeat CS200 GEN2 heat pumps installed at WhiteWater World. Now over 30 slides, water-rides and pools are being heated year-round to a comfortable 27 degrees using EvoHeat’s energy efficient heap pump technology designed to provide Dreamworld with a massive 3,610kW heating capacity. This heating upgrade now saves Dreamworld over 70 percent on their annual water heating costs and cuts their existing carbon emissions by over 35 percent.
“The last few years have been particularly good for us. We have added new products to our EvoHeat range and also started up a sister company, Evo Energy Technologies, that provides top line cogeneration and trigeneration products into the Australian market. We have moved to a large warehouse to cope with the growing demand and employed more staff by extending our sales team, employing a full time Technical Support Manager, Marketing team and also a General Manager of our 270 Series hot water system range. We are already making plans to expand our Brisbane Head office and warehouse to cater for the growth”, General Manager, Travis McNeill said.
It’s not just the Australian market that has kept Evo Industries Australia busy, with a number of large heating projects also taking place in South East Asia.
“We have seen an increase in pool heating requests from overseas, particularly in the last few years. Just recently the Kuala Lumpur Aquatic Centre required a major upgrade of their pools in preparation of the SEA and Asean Para Games. Evo were contracted to upgrade their diving pool, 50m swimming pool and their training pool with our heat pump technology. One of the unique benefits of our heat pump technology is the ability to cool as well as heat which makes our product more versatile especially for aquatic and sporting facilities”, National Business Manager, Tony Mills said.
Due to their high demand, especially in South East Asia, Mr. McNeill & Mr. Mills have made the strategic business decision to expand their business with the launch of their expansion company, Evo Industries Singapore. The new branch will officially launch later this month, with their head office based in Beach Road, Singapore.
“We are extremely excited about the possibilities that Evo Industries Singapore offers. Having an office based in Singapore allows us to readily reach more of our customers. Over the last decade we have seen exponential growth and it doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon”, says Mr. McNeill.
Five EvoHeat heat pumps have been installed at the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre as part of a major redevelopment project at venue.
The UQ Sport Aquatic Centre – situated at The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus – opened a new 25m pool in June, with EvoHeat CS200-GEN2 and CS38 heat pumps installed to heat the pool to a year-round temperature of 29°C.
The 25m pool features nine lanes for lap swimming, squad sessions and learn-to-swim classes, and is ramp and wheelchair-accessible.
“The UQ swimming community is one of Brisbane’s largest and most vibrant, and we’re delighted to offer our patrons an additional heated pool, which greatly increases capacity at the Aquatic Centre,” UQ Sport Aquatic Centre Venue Manager, Mr. Jae Marr said.
The venue’s 50m pool has also been overhauled with EvoHeat technology, with three CS200-GEN2 heat pumps installed to replace existing heating units.
The CS200-GEN2 heat pumps – the same fitted to heat WhiteWater World’s waterpark – will maintain a temperate of 27°C in the 50m Pool.
Known for their energy efficiency, reliable year-round pool heating technology, EvoHeat has secured some of Australia’s largest pool heating projects.
“Our technology is incredibly economical and has helped pave the way for sustainable heat pump technology in Australia, slashing running costs and cutting carbon emissions for thousands of homes and commercial businesses,” EvoHeat General Manager, Mr Travis McNeill said.
“With gas and energy prices on the rise, our exclusive heat pump technology offers businesses a smart and reliable heating solution,” says McNeill.
Evo Energy Technologies have recently completed the largest heat pump installation in Australia with a massive 3,610kW heating capacity at Dreamworld’s WhiteWater World, heating over 30 slides, water-rides and pools to 27 degrees for year- round warm water.
This system upgrade has seen some of the newest advancements in water heating technology replacing WhiteWater World’s gas boiler system with 19 energy efficient EvoHeat CS200 GEN2 heat pumps that now reduce Dreamworld’s water heating running costs by over 70 percent.
This cutting-edge technology has helped WhiteWater World move one step closer to becoming one of the most energy efficient water parks in the world.
On top of the environmental benefits, the smart control and monitoring capabilities will also boost WhiteWater World’s operational efficiencies. WhiteWater World can now monitor and remotely control all aspects of their water heating plant to ensure maximum comfort levels for their guests all year round.
WhiteWater World patrons aren’t the only ones to benefit from the water heating upgrade, with upgrades also taking place to the existing heating at Dreamworld’s Tiger Island and the crocodile pools. Using an energy efficient EvoHeat CS 57 heat pump the water in Tiger Island remains at a comfortable 28-degree temperature for 12 of their big cats.
This massive water heating redesign took over three months to install and involved various trades including hydraulic engineers, plumbers, electricians, BMS/Controls specialists, civil works contractors, laborers, gas technicians and design draftsman.
Team work played a major part in the successful completion of this immense installation that has resulted in 19 heat pumps online, at set point and connected to the external monitoring system.
While there are some final tweaks to the system, Paul Callander, Executive GM Commercial & Development, is delighted not only with the final results and quality of workmanship shown but how well all those involved collaborated.
“As we stand today the works undertaken have been a resounding success. This is a tremendous and sustainable step in making Dreamworld’s WhiteWater World the best waterpark in Australia. I genuinely believe this install will continue to exceed all expectations, well into the future and will encourage other businesses to follow in our footsteps,” Mr Callander said.
Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, opened in March 2004 is a facility dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of Australian wildlife. ¬¬The hospital operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in order to be readily available to any sick or injured animals in need of care. From small animals to large, the wildlife hospital travels far and wide to rescue a multitude of animals. This free community service ensures that no animal is left suffering and allows them to get the best possible veterinary treatment. Receiving an average of 500 calls per month, the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital requires the best quality equipment to ensure that the animals are receiving the best of care.
The hospital cares for a large range of wildlife, from sea life to land dwellers. Many turtles come into the hospital needing rehabilitation. The hospital desperately needed a heat pump for their turtle pool, as the cold winter was making the water far too cold for the turtles to be comfortable. After contacting EvoHeat, it was decided that a Force 26 3 Phase heater would be the best solution to warm the turtle pool and rehabilitate the animals. The Force 26 is a high-performance heat pump with the lowest running costs, and is designed to perform all year round!
The turtles at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital are bound to be happy with their new warm pools which are used for therapy and dive testing to ensure the turtles are well enough to go back into the wild before release.
Earlier this year, Dreamworld contracted Evo Energy to redesign their water heating systems for WhiteWater World, Tiger Island and their Crocodile pools.
This was the largest heat pumps installation in Australia to date, with the EvoHeat heat pumps heating the park’s pools, water rides and over 30 slides year round. The installation of these heat pumps cut carbon emission by 30% while also saving the park running costs of over 70% being both environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
EvoHeat is not only warming the waters of White Water World, but also keeping the animals of Dreamworld warm in their enclosures with heat pumps to keep the waters of both Tiger Island and the crocodile pools a comfortable temperature for them year round. Using an energy efficient EvoHeat CS 57 heat pump the water in Tiger Island remains at a lovely temperature of 28 degrees celsius allowing the tigers to continue to enjoy their pools no matter the climate.
To ensure that your heat pump is always performing to the best of its ability, it is crucial that the heat pump is maintained correctly. Early maintenance prevents potential problems later down the line and will extend the units life span.
To get the most out of your heat pump, there are a variety of maintenance tips that can be used to ensure the heat pump is maintained to a satisfying standard.
Should I check my unit regularly?
It is highly recommended that your unit be checked regularly to prevent any potential issues or damages to your heat pump. Your heat pump should be ran routinely to check that it is in working order and prevent internal debris buildup.
What should I be checking?
All water inlet and outlets should be checked often for leaks when in use and not in use. Air and water should be able to enter into the system, as when it is prevented from doing so it will influence the unit’s performance and reliability.
Make sure to discharge all water in water pump and water system after use, so that the remaining water does not freeze.
If the unit is to be left idle for an extended period, it is beneficial to discharge the water at the bottom of the water pump.
After the unit has been unused for an extended period of time, the unit should be checked and filled with water fully before using it again.
The power supply and cable connection should be checked often, if the unit appears to operate abnormally or you have any concerns, turn it off and contact a qualified technician.
Do I need to clean around and on my heat pump?
Heat pump coils should be cleaned at least once a year and whenever they appear dirty or dusty. Dirty air coils will affect the unit’s performance as they will reduce airflow and the transfer of heat in either direction.
Any debris that catches in the unit’s air intake such as sticks or leaves should be cleared away. The area surrounding the heat pump should be dry, clean and well ventilated to ensure maximum performance.
The pool and spa filter should be cleaned regularly to avoid damage to the unit due to a dirty or clogged filter. Ensuring you have a clean unit will improve its efficiency and life span significantly.
Avoid exposing your heat pump to excessive streams of water flow.
Do I need to get my unit serviced?
It is highly recommended that once a year, your EvoHeat unit is serviced by a certified air conditioning or refrigeration technician. Units that are located in coastal areas may need more frequent maintenance than other areas.
During a service, a technician will check the operational pressures of the refrigeration system and give both the unit and fins a good clean to ensure that they are performing to the best of their ability.
We do not recommend that you open up your pool heat pump yourself in any attempt to service its internal components, it is always recommended to use a certified technician.
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.
In order to effectively reduce pool heating costs, a swimming pool cover is an extremely important and useful tool to use whilst the pool is not in use.
Evaporation is the largest factor when it comes to heat and energy loss. Pools that have a higher water temperature paired with high wind speeds and low humidity create a much faster rate of evaporation. Even indoor pools are not immune to evaporation, large amounts of evaporation in indoor pools require rooms to be ventilated to control to humidity within the room.
A pool cover on an indoor pool will also minimise the need for indoor ventilation and exhaust fans can be turned off whilst the cover is on which successively saves large amounts of energy.
By using a pool cover on both indoor and outdoor pools, it will greatly minimise the evaporation and loss of heat therefore producing savings of up to 70%! The use of a cover also will trap the existent heat in the pool therefore allowing you to run your heat pump for a shorter amount of time to reach the desired temperature – saving energy and your money!
There are many different types of pool covers available each having different capabilities. Covers that are specifically designed for pools include materials such as UV-stabilized polyethylene, polypropylene, or vinyl; all of which have vapor barrier abilities.
When choosing a pool cover, it must be considered how the pool cover will be used (e.g. cover off during the day vs. cover on during the day). Each type of pool blanket offers different benefits so it is important that you speak to a pool blanket expert.
Using a pool cover is beneficial in reducing pool heating costs, minimising evaporation, saving energy and keeping debris from entering the water; and when paired with a EvoHeat pool heater will allow for 24/7 comfort. If you are looking to heat your pool to the perfect temperature year-round, contact EvoHeat on 1300 859 933 now!