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    Greetings, Heat pump heating pool more slowly.....

    Living in Stirling, Ontario where I installed an in ground, 19' by 36' kidney shaped, Did all the work myself and saved a great deal of money although it was more work than I planned on. Hayward pump and filter with Titan 2 heat pump.
    Seems to me that the heat pump is heating the pool more slowly every year. Got it up and running three days ago and the initial temperature was 50C this morning it's 73C....... so it is working however sloooooowly.
    Also the flo switch seems to have packed it in. Couldn't get the flo switch to let the pump turn on no matter where I set the calibration. So I made a jumper and shorted the two wires leaving the switch and that got it running.
    I'll have to get a pro in to service this thing but I'm wondering if anyone has similar experiences with heat pumps
    Chris

    Pool: Intex Ultra 16' x 48"(5061g) with Hydrotools wide skimmer, on 1" xps setup on 6/2/12
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    Re: Greetings Fellow Pool People

    Cant answer your question but welcome to the forum.
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    Re: Greetings Fellow Pool People

    I assume you actually meant F on your temperatures. If your pool is at 73C, then it is now a very hot place to swim, as in burn your skin.
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    Re: Greetings Fellow Pool People

    Quote Originally Posted by elwood58
    I assume you actually meant F on your temperatures. If your pool is at 73C, then it is now a very hot place to swim, as in burn your skin.
    Yes I meant F ( it was fairly early when I posted and I wasn't fully awake I suppose) so...... well spotted indeed.
    Do you have any input wrt my heat pump issues or are you just the proof reader on this board?
    Chris

    Pool: Intex Ultra 16' x 48"(5061g) with Hydrotools wide skimmer, on 1" xps setup on 6/2/12
    Pump: Intex 2650
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    SWG: Intex CS8110

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    Re: Greetings Fellow Pool People

    Welcome to the forum

    I'm moving your post over to the equipment forum to see if you can get some answers about your heater.
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    Re: Greetings, Heat pump heating pool more slowly.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Klimbimm
    ...Do you have any input wrt my heat pump issues or are you just the proof reader on this board?

    Well. He sounds like a jolly young fellow now doesn't he!
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    Re: Greetings, Heat pump heating pool more slowly.....

    Does this heat pump work off of a ground loop or does it use the ambient air around it? Also, how many gallons of water and what BTU output is the heater (different from input). If the pump uses ambient air for transfer, what has the air temps been at night and durring the day? Do you have a solar cover on the pool?
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    Re: Greetings, Heat pump heating pool more slowly.....

    Greetings, Pump uses ambient air. It was quite cool in the evenings getting down to 10 at times. It just seems to me that year after year the heater works a little slower. I'm going to take the screen off and use a brush on the radiator........ give it a good cleaning. Perhaps that will improve the performance.
    Incidentally I bought a new flo switch ($35) and replaced the one I suspected was u/s. Working fine now. The flo switches just unscrew, no tools required.Very esy to replace without calling a service guy. Yay!
    Chris

    Pool: Intex Ultra 16' x 48"(5061g) with Hydrotools wide skimmer, on 1" xps setup on 6/2/12
    Pump: Intex 2650
    Filter: Intex 2650 Sand filter
    Heater: Hayward H100ID1
    SWG: Intex CS8110

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    Re: Greetings, Heat pump heating pool more slowly.....

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatCanadian
    Quote Originally Posted by Klimbimm
    ...Do you have any input wrt my heat pump issues or are you just the proof reader on this board?

    Well. He sounds like a jolly young fellow now doesn't he!


    Yeah, well...... pet peeve of mine............. if it was so obvious why bother to point it out?
    Chris

    Pool: Intex Ultra 16' x 48"(5061g) with Hydrotools wide skimmer, on 1" xps setup on 6/2/12
    Pump: Intex 2650
    Filter: Intex 2650 Sand filter
    Heater: Hayward H100ID1
    SWG: Intex CS8110

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    Re: Greetings, Heat pump heating pool more slowly.....

    Have you tested the temperature of the water being returned into the pool, compared that to the pool temp to see if it's heating up to its rated capacity?
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    Re: Greetings, Heat pump heating pool more slowly.....

    Quote Originally Posted by harleysilo
    Have you tested the temperature of the water being returned into the pool, compared that to the pool temp to see if it's heating up to its rated capacity?

    that's a good idea. I will do that
    Chris

    Pool: Intex Ultra 16' x 48"(5061g) with Hydrotools wide skimmer, on 1" xps setup on 6/2/12
    Pump: Intex 2650
    Filter: Intex 2650 Sand filter
    Heater: Hayward H100ID1
    SWG: Intex CS8110

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