Introducing the SunRUNNER Heat Pumps for In-Ground Pools and Spas

SunRUNNER Heat Pump

Imagine a world where the water temperature was exactly the way you wanted every time you entered your pool. Well, I’m here to let you know that this is an easy feat to achieve with the help of a heat pump. Unsure how a heat pump works? Let’s give you a quick lesson before we delve into the ins and outs of our brand new heat pump systems—the SunRUNNER.

How Heat Pumps Work

To explain this as simply as possible, a heat pump uses electricity, unlike gas with a traditional gas heater, to extract heat from the ambient air outside and uses it to raise the water temperature. So there’s no actual heat being generated in a heat pump.

To better explain this cyclical process, the U.S. Department of Energy has an excellent article on how this process works, so I’ll let them do the talking as they’re the expert.

“As the pool pump circulates the swimming pool’s water, the water drawn from the pool passes through a filter and the heat pump heater. The heat pump heater has a fan that draws in the outside air and directs it over the evaporator coil. Liquid refrigerant within the evaporator coil absorbs the heat from the outside air and becomes a gas. The warm gas in the coil then passes through the compressor. The compressor increases the heat, creating a very hot gas that then passes through the condenser. The condenser transfers the heat from the hot gas to the cooler pool water circulating through the heater. The heated water then returns to the pool. The hot gas, as it flows through the condenser coil, returns to liquid form and back to the evaporator, where the whole process begins again.”

Before I begin explaining the great ways that the SunRUNNER is an ideal choice when owning a heat pump, be sure to read our article on Heat Pumps vs. Pool Heaters. This is an informative article when it comes to determining the right kind of heating system for you.

SunRUNNER 1700 and 1450 Heat Pumps

When it comes to owning the best kind of heat pump, the SunRUNNER is a clear winner amongst cost efficiency and innovative design. Not only does the SunRUNNER heat your pool or spa, but it also has the capability to chill your pool for those warmer days. This helps extends your swimming pool season. Because who doesn’t want a few extra days lounging by the pool?

Quality Product & Engineering

The SunRUNNER boasts 100% commercial grade titanium, making this impervious to your usual wear and tear. That’s no surprise why the SunRUNNER comes with a lifetime warranty. The SunRUNNER features an exclusive axial design that includes Enhanced Aluminum Fins (EAF) evaporative coils that have the flexibility to run faster, smoother and more efficiently. The makers of SunRUNNER are dedicated to making a lasting product that even assembling one goes through a 64-point inspection process for quality control. Weather-proof and water-proof, the cabinets on the SunRUNNER won’t rust or deteriorate. This is truly a heat pump that’s built to last.

State of the Art Technology

Not only is the SunRUNNER a highly designed and built system, but it also boasts something called QZ Technology for quiet operation. The SunRUNNER reaches 55-58 sound level decibels, which is impressive considering other heat pumps can go up as high as 65 sound level decibels. To put things in perspective, an example of something that is 65 sound level decibels could be a vacuum or machinery turned on. A refrigerator running reaches about 55 sound level decibels. That’s a noticeable difference, right? If placed in an ideal location, the SunRunner can hardly be noticed. The SunRunner also features a reversing valve for freon control and maximization.

Check out the specifications between SunRUNNER’s two models—the 1450 and 1700—to determine which heat pump is the best one for your specific in-ground pool or spa.

SunRUNNER SUN1450ARN

SUN1450ARN

  • Cooling Mode Option: YES
  • Sound Level Decibels: 55-58 dB
  • Heat Exchanger Construction: Titanium
  • Temperature Control: Digital
  • Ideal for Pools Up To (Gallons): 34,000
  • Remote Capability: 2 & 3-Wire
  • Voltage Required: 230/208 V
  • Operating Current: 29 Amps
  • Recommended Circuit Breaker: 50 Amps
  • Maximum Circuit Breaker: 60 Amps
  • Refrigerant: R410A
  • Minimum Water Flow Rate: 25 GPM
  • Maximum Water Flow Rate: 80 GPM
  • Dimensions: 35″ x 35″ x 39″
  • Net Weight: 295 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 315 lbs
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SunRunner SUN1700ARN

SUN1700ARN

  • Cooling Mode Option: YES
  • Sound Level Decibels: 55-58 dB
  • Heat Exchanger Construction: Titanium
  • Temperature Control: Digital
  • Ideal for Pools Up To (Gallons): 42,000
  • Remote Capability: 2 & 3-Wire
  • Voltage Required: 230/208 V
  • Operating Current: 29 Amps
  • Recommended Circuit Breaker: 50 Amps
  • Maximum Circuit Breaker: 60 Amps
  • Refrigerant: R410A
  • Minimum Water Flow Rate: 25 GPM
  • Maximum Water Flow Rate: 80 GPM
  • Dimensions: 35″ x 35″ x 43″
  • Net Weight: 315 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 335 lbs
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SUN1700ARN
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Nobody wants their relaxing pool day to be interrupted by a loud and noisy pool heat pump, so if you’re looking for something that’s powerful, made of quality materials and boasts low-level decibels, then the SunRunner is your ideal choice.

Happy swimming!

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Rachel Godoy
Rachel enjoys talking pool shop and sharing her knowledge of the industry to anyone who's willing to listen. Aside from her love of pools, Rachel enjoys travelling the world, watching under the radar films, playing video games, and fostering animals of all kinds.