Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum. I was a lazy pool owner who let my pool guy take care of everything until the day he got a better job and now I'm on my own!
I had a Bacquacil pool... ugh. Switching to chlorine now and my Aqua Plus SWG is on its way.
I also really want a heat pump. I talked to Marcus at poolheatpumps.com and he recommended a Jandy AE2500 or the Heat Siphon SX 5.0.
My installer recommends the Aqua-Cal line, and I'm very interested in the SQ155.. partly because of how quiet it is, but also because it uses the latest refrigerant. The R-22 in most heat pumps is being phased out by the EPA starting 1/1/10.
They say the R-22 should be available for repairs for 20 more years, but I worry that it will get expensive. Yet, I also don't know how realistic a concern this is.. as if something is happening to the heat exchanger to require new coolant then something is seriously wrong.
My big question is does anyone have a Jandy or a Heat Siphon, and how loud are they? The Aqua-Cal costs about 1,200 more so if I don't have to spend it, I won't.
Also, any trouble with these units?
Thank you so much for your help.... It's almost swimming time and I Need to get moving on this. I first contacted Marcus back in MARCH!!!