Pentair Heat Pump Availability

UtexasChris

Well-known member
Jun 10, 2020
51
Austin, TX
Hey all,

Like alot of other people in Texas, my Pentair 460958 UltraTemp 140K BTU Heat Cool Pump was wrecked. I was lucky and was able to get my insurance to cover it, but I've called all over the US and haven't been able to find one given the supply challenges that started with COVID manufacturing delays and the demand challenges that resulted from the winter storm in TX.

Anyone by chance have a lead on anyone that might have one in stock? I know it's a long shot but I figured it might be worth the ask.
 

cowboycasey

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LifeTime Supporter
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Jul 3, 2013
6,684
Southern OK
Good luck, everyone else is looking for the same things as you... They have a normal supply and Covid choked it then the freeze emptied it out... :(

 

VetteBlue

Active member
May 15, 2015
36
Maryland
My pool installer told me to ask him again next spring about a heater. They just are not to be had this year. He said the same thing last June. :(
 

pjt

Gold Supporter
Jan 7, 2012
330
The Woodlands, TX
Pool Size
21000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Might want to look at an Aquacal heat pump. My Pentair UltraTemp was also a casualty of the freeze and I replaced it this week with an Aquacal. Took one week to deliver straight from the factory.
 

UtexasChris

Well-known member
Jun 10, 2020
51
Austin, TX
Which acquacal did you get? Also are you using an easy touch or Intellicenter? I’m wondering if I lose any of the automation/integration capabilities of the Intellicenter if I go Acquacal on the heat pump.
 

pjt

Gold Supporter
Jan 7, 2012
330
The Woodlands, TX
Pool Size
21000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Which acquacal did you get? Also are you using an easy touch or Intellicenter? I’m wondering if I lose any of the automation/integration capabilities of the Intellicenter if I go Acquacal on the heat pump.
I got the new variable speed heat pump / chiller: HeatWave SuperQuiet® Variable Speed SQ150VS - AquaCal Website

I have IntelliCenter. Technician is coming in a few days to finish the installation. Not sure how well it will integrate, but I'll let you know.
 

UtexasChris

Well-known member
Jun 10, 2020
51
Austin, TX
@pjt Were you able to get your intellicenter installed with the new AcquaCal? I'd love to hear any feedback on if the full integration works or if you lose out on anything by not using a Pentair Heat pump. Also, how are you liking the AcquCal?
 

pjt

Gold Supporter
Jan 7, 2012
330
The Woodlands, TX
Pool Size
21000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
@pjt Were you able to get your intellicenter installed with the new AcquaCal? I'd love to hear any feedback on if the full integration works or if you lose out on anything by not using a Pentair Heat pump. Also, how are you liking the AcquCal?
New heat pump had a manufacturing defect from the factory. :(

In the process of having Aquacal fix it or replace the entire unit. When I do get the new heat pump up and running, I'll post the results.
 
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