Extend your swimming season this year with our large-capacity heater. With an output of 55,000 btu’s, the FH 55 is rated to heat above-ground pools up to a 21′ round or a 15′ X 30′ oval, and in-ground pools up to 10,000 gallons. Utilizing a Copeland® high-pressure differential compressor and a titanium heat exchanger, we’ve maximized energy efficiency to achieve a COP of 5.92; in other words, for every dollar of electricity, the FH 55 will output the equivalent of $5.92 of heat. Runs exclusively on a 12 gauge, 220 volt circuit (not 110 compatible), drawing the same power as a standard table saw. Quick installation takes less than 30 minutes with 1 1/2” compression fittings. All-metal, enamel coated case will last year after year and withstand the elements, assimilating perfectly with your existing pool equipment. Easy set digital display allows for quick adjustments from the unit, which can be extended with our optional extension cable for optimal convenience. CE approved and covered by our industry leading, 10-year warranty.
What size hoses should I get for this heater???
The heater uses 1 1/2″ pipe connections. if you choose to use a hose, you should get 1 1/2″ hoses + an adapter fitting called “sp 1091 z 7″, which is also available on Amazon. It transforms the 1 1/2” pipe to a hose fitting. You will need 2 hose clamps as well.
What are the required clearances for installation?
12 inches all around, 12 inches vertical, and 36 inches on the side of the service door panel. The unit’s footprint is 14 inches wide, 40 inches long and 20 inches high. Weight around 135 lbs.
Would I have to hard wire this or is it a plug and play?
It must be hard wired. 20 amps- 220 volt required
Can this unit be installed inside an enclosed shed with ventilation ?
Yes it can. The key to a successful indoor installation is to build a duct for the exhaust air.
The cold air should be directed out of the shed.
Do I need to connect it to pool pump or it has a pump and can be stand alone with its own connecting pipes with pool?
Yes, the heater needs to use your pool pump for circulation. So, it is installed in line, after the pump, after the filter, before the chlorinator/ salt system (if you have one).
Will this work with a salt water pool?
Yes, salt or chlorine, the unit is titanium and completely corrosion-proof. You can use it on salt water and fresh water pools. One of our customers even uses it on fish farms, raising salt water fingerlings.
How long is the warranty?
Life time for the titanium heat exchanger coils, 10 years for the compressor, 3 years for electronic components.
How much does this heater cost per month to operate in a mild climate, i.e. South Florida? I’d like to maintain a temp of about 87 degrees.
asked by Evan B.
on January 3, 2016
For an average-sized pool with cover (whether solar, plastic or liquid pool cover), it will cost roughly 20 dollars a month to keep around 82 degrees.