Proper electric heat pump plumbing setup

Heisenberg328

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Apr 29, 2021
2
Boston, MA - USA
Hello fellow TFP followers,

I recently purchased a Raypak 5450 Electric Heat pump for my 24' above-ground pool w/ 1HP Hayward Pump. I have an electrician doing the wiring, however, I'd like to attempt the plumbing myself; as I have a (seemingly) simple setup. Plus I assume hiring a plumber is a bit overkill for my setup.

Is this as simple as using the traditional 2" flexible hose w/ clamps for the cold input and hot output? Am I missing something?

Is this the correct setup? Water from Pool -> Pump -> DE Filter -> Heater -> Pool return

Any tips/advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

Newdude

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TFP Guide
Jun 16, 2019
8,752
NY
Hey Heis and Welcome !!
Is this as simple as using the traditional 2" flexible hose w/ clamps for the cold input and hot output? Am I missing something
The HP has traditional glued PVC unions. You will need to concoct an adapter from the one to the other. Bring the flex pipe and the Union to a plumbing supply store (Not HD/Lowe’s) and the the employee that knows plumbing (not just the ‘plumbing aisle’) will get you what you need.
Is this the correct setup? Water from Pool -> Pump -> DE Filter -> Heater -> Pool return
Yup. (y)
 
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