I just had a Pentair Ultratemp 110 heat pump professionally installed by a pool service that has good reviews and references for their service. After the pump was installed I read the manual for the heat pump and the installation said that the heat pump should be a minimum of 6 inches from the wall of the house. Mine was installed one inch from the wall. I spoke with the installer who said that the minimum distance is just a manufacturers suggestion. After speaking with Pentair they thought is was important that the unit be at least 6 inches from the wall. The installer then said that he's a certified warranty repair shop for Pentair and that they are not correct and there is no problem with the one inch distance from heat pump to wall. I'm looking for your opinions from other Pentair heat pump owners. Any of you have your pentair heat pump one inch from the wall with no issues? The pool service did say they would move it but feel I'm being silly for wanting it moved out another 5 inches or more.
Your advice is appreciated. Is it no big deal or should I have them install it as the manual says it should be?
Thanks for your time.