The Swimming Pool Heat Pump Comparison Guide

The keys to choosing a swimming pool heat pump consists of knowing what size you need and what makes one brand model different from the rest. To help you out, we have comprised a chart of four different heat pumps and listed the important specs that you should look for when choosing a heat pump.
The heat pumps we have compared are from Jandy, Pentair, Hayward and AquaCal. They are in the 110k BTU to 118K BTU range because there is no standard heating temperature. This list only features the important items we felt were most relevant when looking for a heat pump and of course each heat pump offer other features but this way we get to compare what would be like comparing the heat pump “engine sizes”.
Jandy A.E.
AE2500T
Pentair ThermaFlo
900
Hayward Titanium
HeatPro
AquaCal HeatWave
H120
BTU118K117K110K110K
COP5.44.45.85.7
Breaker Size50 amps70 amps50 amps39 amps
Flow Rate min/max30-125 GPM30-125 GPM30-75 GPM30-70 GPM
Voltage230230230208-230
Heat ExchangerTitaniumTitaniumTitaniumTitanium
Compressor TypeScrollScrollScrollScroll
Electric temp controlYesYesYesYes
One of the most important things that we have highlighted in the above table is the coefficient of performance (COP). COP is a number that represents how much energy will be created for the amount of energy used. For example, if you have a COP of 3.5, for each 1kW of energy used you will generate 3.5kW of heat.
You can read more on how heat pumps work to help you better choose the ideal heat pump for your specific swimming pool needs.