Falcon Pools’ brief was to create a natural looking swimming pool that would blend in well with the traditional surroundings of the property. The client also wanted the pool to be as energy efficient as possible.
With this in mind, Falcon Pools specified a Pro-Pac 22X single phase heat pump, manufactured by industry leaders Calorex.
Designed and manufactured in the UK under ISO9001 compliance, the highly innovative Pro-Pac heat pumps are specifically designed for swimming pool heating and are capable of providing a pool with up to five units of absorbed heat for every one unit paid for.
“We opted for the Calorex Pro-Pac as the customer required to use the pool from April to September, and this model allows the water to heat up to required swimming temperatures,”
“We buy Calorex products through Certikin International and have always found Calorex products to be reliable, well-built units and ultimately the best on the market.”
“In the summer, the heat pump will work at a coefficient of performance (COP) of about 5:1, which means that heat goes into the pool at one fifth of the price of standard rate electricity. Typically, electricity is 12.5p/kWh so heat goes into the pool at 2.5p/kWh,” explains Graham Kneale, H&V field sales manager at Certikin, Calorex’s UK distributor.
He adds: “In winter, Calorex heat pumps fall to a COP of about 3:1, making the heat into the pool at about 4.2 p/kWh - still lower than heating with gas.”
For more information on Calorex’s comprehensive range of high performance units, contact Calorex Tel. 01621 856611; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.calorex.com
For UK enquiries on Pro-Pacs, contact the heating and ventilation division of Certikin International. Tel. 01993 778855 | E-mail: email@example.com or visit www.certikin.co.uk