What material for the pool heat pump body?

What material for the pool heat pump body?

What material for the pool heat pump body?

The differences between ABS, ASA or metal?

The swimming pool heat pump is exposed for many years to bad weather, repeated passages and perhaps also unintentional shocks caused by everyday life. So, the “fairing” of this equipment must be resistant and remain aesthetic. ABS has long been the material of choice for heat pumps, but today ASA is replacing it. So how to choose your swimming pool heat pump?

The qualities of metal for the heat pump casing
Range of CUBE heat pumps

It is uncommon for the casing of swimming pool heat pumps to be made of metal. Metal is heavier than ABS or ASA, so it is more often used for low power, small heat pumps, for small volume pools such as above ground pools or spas. The metal is robust, but you have to be careful about its quality, it must be galvanized, anti-corrosion treated or epoxy paint must cover it. An anti-UV treatment is essential to guarantee its durability.

The qualities of ABS for the casing of the swimming pool heat pump

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene or ABS is a thermoplastic that is both rigid and light, it is used in the manufacture of boxes, in furniture, telephony, toys, automobiles...
It has numerous strengths which have earned it the choice of manufacturing the “envelope” for swimming pool heat pumps. Its appearance can be shiny or satiny but opaque. Its resistance to shocks and scratches is very satisfactory, as is its resistance to temperature variations, moreover it does not deteriorate under the action of humidity and it is recyclable.
However, it has a weak point , poor UV resistance, if not treated.

ASA qualities for pool heat pump bodywork
Range of Compact Inverter heat pumps

Acrylonitrile-Systene-Acrylate or ASA has similar characteristics to ABS. However, its resistance levels are superior in all areas, particularly with regard to UV endurance.
Its superiority is particularly demonstrated in the face of weather conditions, which makes it a material perfectly suited to the heat pump sector swimming pool since the latter spends its life in the open air!
It retains, even after long exposure to the open air, bad weather, frost, rain, strong sunlight..., its original appearance and its solidity. More rigid, it has a very good resistance to shocks, to chemical attack and even to the salty water of the sea, however corrosive.
ASA shows very good qualities of adaptation to the rather difficult environment of the pool. This is why it tends to replace ABS.

Specialist in heat pumps for swimming pools, WPool offers you different ranges of heat pumps that meet all your needs.

To help you choose the swimming pool heat pump best suited to your installation and your wishes, find out why choosing a swimming pool heat pump is important. You will thus know the elements to take into account when choosing your heat pump and why making a heat balance is essential to choose the heat pump that suits you.

Also familiarize yourself with technical terms such as what is the COP of a swimming pool heat pump, what is the SCOP but also what is the EER or the SEER. You will know what electricity consumption for a heat pump and what power for the pool heat pump you need.

We will explain to you why labels for the swimming pool heat pump are important.

To summarize all this information, WPool offers you selection aid tables for a WPool heat pump to facilitate your choice.

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