So after all of your research and speaking to different dealers youve decided to go ahead a purchase a swimming pool heat pump, congratulations! As previously recommended, you should be working with a certified pool professional for the installation. However, knowledge is always a good tool to have under your belt right? So, while, or before, they install your heat pump lets go over some locations where you definitely do not want your new system.
Irrigation water spray can damage heater components. Regardless of water quality, it is important that irrigation be directed away from the heat pump.
Prevent rain water runoff from pouring directly into the heat pump. The heater is designed to withstand normal rainfall, but solid streams of water from roof drip-lines may eventually damage heat pump components.
This is exactly what you do not want to see happen to your heat pump components and by following the above mentioned guidelines, you will be able to prevent this type of damage.
Here are some general spacing guidelines we at AquaCal offer to our customers when they install heat pumps:
- Allow a minimum of 12 inches of clearance between the sides of your heat pump and all walls and objects. To be safe, we at AquaCal recommend allowing 24 inches of clearance.
- Allow five feet of clearance between the top of your heat pump and all roof overhangs, tree branches, and other objects.
- Allow 30 inches of clearance between the front of your heat pump and all objects.
There you have it folks, where not to install your new swimming pool heat pump. Feel free to leave us your comments or questions, we love hearing from you!