Pool Heat Pump Pentair UltraTemp 140 or AquaCal SQ225?

mihzyd777

Well-known member
Jun 10, 2009
174
Manteca, CA
Pool Size
25000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Hello All,

Looking to get another Heat pump for our new build coming up. I had a Gulfstream heat pump on my last pool and it worked good. I installed that heat pump myself so I have no problem doing it again. The new pool builder will install a Pentair UltraTemp 140 to go with the rest of my Pentair equipment for $4900 installed with a 3 year warranty. OR I can buy the AquaCal SQ225 which is suppose to be even more efficient and it's a 143,000 btu heater (3k btu more) not a big deal, but I can get that for $4300 shipped with taxes. I did ask the builder if I bought my own how much would he charge to install it and I should hear back tomorrow on how much that will be.

Does ANYONE have experience with any of these models or even brands of heat pumps ?

Thank you!
 

ajw22

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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
21,205
Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
You need to find out who services the UltraTemp or Aquacal in your area. We hear stories of difficulty getting HPs repaired. Pool builders will install them but can’t service them. Many AC companies will not touch pool equipment. Find out who will repair it before you buy.