Gulfstream HE125RA Pool Heat Pump - Pool Size: 33 x 17
Asa, with the solar cover on, I went from 83 to 86 in about 3 hours, maybe 3 1/2 hours before it shut off. Assuming has to increase one degree more to shut off. Kind of distracted. Set temp at 80 with cover on. Tomorrow, I will run a test from current temperature without cover on and see how long each for each degree and send over a spreadsheet. Will also track everything else. This way you have for your records. The ultimate test will be in September 1st – September 30. At this point, very happy with the unit. Will register soon.
AquaCal Super Quiet 225 Pool Heat Pump
I live 30 miles west of Minneapolis in Minnesota (very cold winters) and purchased a new Aqua Cal $Q225 pool heat pump in May 2017 to replace a 5 year old Raypak propane pool heater. The heat pump is used to heat a 15 year old, 30,000 gallon, 20'x 40' in ground, vinyl lined pool.
Until l found poolheatpumps.com, I found the process of purchasing a heat pump in Minnesota to be unbelievably difficult. I talked to my pool service company in addition to two others during my research phase and not one of them told me that a heat pump would work for my purposes. In fact, I was told it would not work and that I would need a gas heater in addition to the heat pump. I knew this was not accurate and contacted Asa Strong at poolheatpumps.com. Asa was very patient, helpful and continued to assure me that a heat pump was a good option for Minnesota/cold weather pools.
I understood that the drawbacks of a heat pump included:
- higher initial price,
- inability to heat water during extreme cold periods (temps below 45 or 50)
- slower heating of pool water
The advantages included:
- Lower operating cost (based on my calculations of what a gallon of propane costs, compared to a KW of electricity, this is a huge savings),
- Longer heater life (about twice as long on average)
- Titanium Heat Exchanger is guaranteed and more resilient to water chemistry problems.
The first drawback wasn't really a drawback when compared to the heat pumps avg life span and the fact the heat exchanger is guaranteed (this was the reason I needed to replace the RayPak propane heater). And, because I do not really begin using the pool until late May or early June, and typically do not swim much past labor day, I was not concerned about the second drawback on the list. Finally, because I planned to set the temp to a certain temperature and leave it (usually 87 degrees), I wasn't all that concerned about the time it took to move the pool water temperature. The Pros far outweighed the Cons and I ordered the heat pump.
Delivery was a very quick and was a breeze. Installation was a bit trickier, as I did not have a clear idea who to use. I ended up hiring my very negative pool service company (they did a fine job, all the while questioning my decision) and a local electrician. One thing that did surprise me was the amps needed for the heat pump. I assumed I was perfectly fine for electrical needs because I have a stand-alone panel at the equipment pad that had room for a220v circuit. However, l was initially told that I would need to bring more amps out to the panel. Luckily, that did not end up being necessary for me, however, l do suggest other buyers look into this, as it is something to consider when figuring out the costs.
Once everything was hooked up and running, I started taking notes. Following are dates, times and temps as the heat pump brought my pool from 59 degrees to 87 degrees in just under 3 days:
The continuous running of the pool heater cost approximately $40 during that 3-day period to run, assuming my math is correct. Once the heater reached 87 it turned off and only runs a bit in the morning to bring it back up to the set temperature. We have an aquamatic pool cover and that helps retain overnight. My pool pump and heater are set on timers to run 9am - 7pm.
The only other thing I would mention is that the pool heat pump drains water as it runs. I had not run across that information in my earlier research and it surprised me. I thought I had a pool leak. It's worth noting for people who have their equipment near their house or where it is visible because I would imagine that over time it might have an impact.
I could not be happier with my heat pump. I can't understand why pool service companies in Minnesota are so misinformed and ignorant. But if you are worried about using a heat pump in a place like Minnesota, don't be. They are awesome.
Gulfstream HE110RA Pool Heat Pump
Great service and advise very happy with our heat pump! Pay the little up front cost for the heat pump and it will pay you back many times over.
AquaCal Super Quiet 225 Pool Heat Pump - Pool Size: 20 x 40
Dear Asa, We are thrilled with our heat pump we purchased from you in May, 2016. We have a 33,000 gallon pool and the heat pump consistently keeps our pool at our desired temperature of 88 degrees. We swam last year into late October and I believe we may have gone longer but rainy weather didn’t permit--we’ll see this year. It was a risk trying heat pump pool heating because even pool suppliers in our area are not aware of this method. Thank you for the time you spent with me when we were making our decision. It turned out not to be a risk at all! I am attaching a picture of our pool and of the readout on our heat pump.
Sincerely, Susan and Bruce
Gulfstream HE150TA Pool Heat Pump
This is our second purchase from the great folks at PoolHeatPumps.com. The heater /chiller we purchased (we live in south Texas) for our first pool worked perfectly, the price was the best nationwide, and it was delivered quickly and in perfect condition. With our new pool, the only place we went to was PoolHeatPumps.com. Again, a top of the line heater/chiller at the best price, quick delivery, and Asa answered every question promptly and professionally. As far as we are concerned, there is no one in the business that compares.
Aquacal SQ225 Pool Heat Pump
Asa was great to deal with. He answered all my questions. When the incorrect model was delivered, he got it all worked out in a matter of hours and the correct heat pump was shipped as a replacement. Very pleased with the purchase and Poolheatpumps.com
Aquacal T90 Pool Heat Pump
Following several months of research on pool heaters, I settled on an AquaCal heat pump. This company has been wonderful from beginning to end. It all starts with the first phone call to "Asa Strong". Asa, the owner of this company for many years is to be commended for his patience, kindness, knowledge, and expertise. He certainly knows the product! This particular heat pump was recommended by many pool companies in the city where I live, so I felt confident I was making the right choice based on the science behind the functioning of the pump! The unit arrived when the company said it would arrive in excellent condition! The set up and installation was seamless! Then for the final test! Turn it on and watch the temp of the water heat up. It heats up quickly and the wonderful feature of shutting itself off when it arrives at the desired temp is great. How brilliant to be gathering the air to heat up your pool! This was an investment well spent and have been thoroughly enjoying the warmth in what can be a cold New England!
Gulfstream HE125 Pool Heat Pump
So easy to set the desired temperature and operate. The install was straight forward as well. Works very efficient and is just as quiet as my air conditioner.
Gulfstream Pool Heat Pump
The heat pump does exactly what Asa said it would do. He answered literally dozens of my questions throughout the buying process. I absolutely love the way the heater looks and works. I am thrilled that I found this website.
Gulfstream HE150TA Pool Heat Pump
FAST shipping and delivery! Great unit with an even GREATER price!! Easy to install for a DIYer.
Gulfstream HE110 Pool Heat Pump
Gulfstream heat pump, does a great job of heating our pool and we are able to use it with our solar system, so it saves us money, I like it at 91 degrees, very happy with our purchase.
Gulfstream Pool Heat Pump
Best thing we ever did for our comfort.
Hayward H400FDN 400,000 BTU Natural Gas Pool Heater
TO Whom it may concern, I knew that I had the right company when I saw in my email address that you had taken care of my order yesterday ( Sunday @ 3:16 pm.) and thank you for your quick responce to my order
Gulfstream HE 125RA Pool Heat Pump
Hi Asa, The heat pump arrived on Thursday. Got it connected on Saturday and was swimming today. This is the earliest we have been able to use our pool in a very long time, maybe ever.
Gulfstream HE125RA Pool Heat Pump
Asa, I got the heat pump installed (we got the HE125RA by Gulfstream per your recommendation). I was close to purchasing a different brand based on other sellers recommendations until I spok with you about Gulfstream. This is a superb unit and I am very impressed with all aspects. It was super effective in raising the temp of the 24,000 gallon pool from 79 deg to 85 deg in about 15 hours. Then, I took it up to 89 deg the next day to see what it would do. Again, it got it there quickly. We are in North Carolina and the ambient air temp was 80 deg that weekend. It is easily maintaining the temp at 89 deg and I don’t even notice it running very much. The unit is very quiet and looks great. I think the plastic structure will allow this unit to last a long time.
Thanks for the great recommendation. I would purchase from you again and I have already recommended your company to many others.
Waterco 50,000 BTU Pool Heat Pump
Asa, just letting you know he pump is up and running one of the best investments for a swimming pool I have made works great thank you for suggesting Waterco.
Gulfstream HE125RA Pool Heat Pump - Pool Size: 33 x18
I fired up the heat pump yesterday for the first time. In the morning the water temp was 63. By the afternoon it was 81! Today it it reached the goal temp of 85. I can't tell you enough how thrilled I am with it! It is EXACTLY as described and you were so unbelievably helpful throughout the entire process. Please feel free to share this review on your website.
AquaCal Tropical 90 Pool Heat Pump - Pool Size: 24x12
I have attached a couple photos of the heater installation. Also we used it for the first time this past weekend and it worked great. It heated the pool from 75 degrees to 88 degrees in less than 12 hours total time and the ambient air temperature ranged from the low 70s to mid 80s.
Aquacal T90 Heat Pump review
November 2016 to
replace an aging
400,000 BTU gas
heater that heated
the water fast but
cost a lot to run.
Any time we used
the pool a lot, I
always cringed when
the next natural gas
Since I was having some HVAC work done on the house, I paid the crew to install the pool heat pump too since they had installed them before. In hindsight I paid them way too much as it took just an hour for two guys and I could have done it myself with a little help to place the unit. Oh well.
In December/January in the Phoenix area, the days are cool (50-60F) and nights are fairly cold (35-40F) and while the heater can most definitely raise the water from an initial 50F to our desired 90F (with the thermal cover on), it really struggled to do so. It took 5 days to get there (running 12 hours a day) and then it had to run 6-8 hours a day to maintain it. Unless you have guests and plan on doing a LOT of swimming in Jan/Feb it probably isn’t worth heating those two months in a desert climate like this, but yes it is capable if you REALLY need it. To be fair, Asa actually did warn me about this so it wasn’t a total surprise, but just be aware if you have similar climate.
It is now mid-February and a different story. The days (70-80F) and nights (50-60F) are warmer and the heat pump easily maintains the desired 90F, running 2-3 hours a day to make up for the overnight losses (again, thermal cover on). Based on our high natural gas rates and low winter electric rates, I am saving a lot of money and projecting a 3 year payout on the incremental upgrade cost over replacing my aging gas heater which I had to do anyway. Also, since it heats so slowly I now keep the water at 90F and we can use it any time, unlike the gas heater which I used only when we wanted to swim (since it heated much faster) and let it cool off in between use, so we found we didn’t swim nearly as much. In March and April we have more visitors coming and expect to swim every day and it should be even easier to maintain.
Bottom line, after almost three months I am happy with the heat pump and think you will be too so long as you know how it struggles when the air temperature is low and that it heats the water much, much slower than gas… so once you get it to the desired temperature you’ll probably want to maintain it there. On the plus side, the pool is ready to use all the time so you will end up using it more.
Aquacal Heat Pump review
I received the pump very quickly and in good condition. It was very easy to install. Worked perfectly from the first day. We have an outdoor above ground therapy spa. It needs to be kept at 90 degrees. It is 1700 gallons, so the unit heats very fast. So far no problems.
Aquacal Heat Pump review
great heater easy install
Gulfstream Heat Pump review
Your company is excellent from advice to purchase and delivery
Did a lot of research and they had the best prices by far. The heat pump was delivered on time and I'm very happy with it so far.
Great heat pump, super quiet.
Aquacal SQ225 Pool Heat Pump
Aquacal makes an awesome heat pump, quiet and powerful. Pool heat pumps.com has the best deals in the US! Very easy to order online and have it delivered and placed in my back yard.
Aquacal SQ120R Pool Heat Pump
Thanks for your help in picking the heat pump for pool heater. It great. I'm still enjoying the pool. I guess I picked up 2 + months of swimming.
Lochinvar ERN402 Gas Pool Heater
I bought a Lochinvar heater with the help of Asa Strong. Unfortunately, when it was installed, it wouldn't ignite because of a defective controller and spark igniter. When I contacted Asa, he got the replacement parts sent out the next day. They were easily installed by the technician and we were up and running in short order. I suppose that with a device as complex as this heater, there are occasional glitched with bad or damaged parts. But the good news is that Asa and Lochinvar took care of the problem immediately and efficiently.
Aquacal Super Quiet 225 Pool Heat Pump
Asa was amazing! He took the time to explain the differences between propane and heat pumps along with up front and operating costs...he even provided an annual operating cost comparison to help us make our decision. Thanks to Asa and everyone at poolheatpumps.com!!!
Aquacal Super Quiet 225 Pool Heat Pump
I really am a satisfied with the pool heat pump that we purchased for our community pool project,I was informed by my sales person(Asa) that the unit was quiet,Its very quiet,simple to install, and has a clean look to it.We will be purchasing more parts and pieces with this company because of the expert advise, and prompt service. A professional outfit. Thanks alot.
Michael Hines, manager with Capital Renovations LLC.
Gulfstream HE150RA Heat Pump
We are very pleased with our new Gulfstream pool heater that replaces an older Gulfstream unit. The improved efficiency of the new Gulfstream pool heater allowed purchase of a larger unit. We swim 12 months a year, weather permitting.
Aquacal SW112 SideWinder Heat Pump
Works great. Easy installation. Swimming in October.
Gulfstream HE150RA Heat Pump
My gulfstream heat pump is great! I use it for my fiberglass pool. The pool hovers around the 92 degree mark on really hot days. However, on cooler days (80 degrees) the pool remains around 85 degrees. We like the pool in the mid 90s during the day, and high 90s at night. I just got out of my 96 degree pool and it's about 80 degrees outside as fall is approaching. This heat pump has worked really well for us, and I strongly recommend an electric heat pump over a gas heater. You set the temperature and you're done. We've turned our pool into a huge hot tub at night during large parties, (98-100 dregrees) and everyone loved it. We definitely used our pool a lot more than we would have without it. I plumbed the heater in myself, and it was very simple. It took me about 30 minutes to pipe it in with 3" pvc piping. I had an electrician hard wire it to my breaker.
Gulfstream HE125RA Heat Pump - Pool Size: 16,000 Gallons
Hi Asa, Took longer than I thought to get everything in place, but our Heat Pump is finally installed and connected. I can only say awesome! Quiet, efficient, heated our 16x32 16,000 gallon above ground pool from 75 deg to 90 deg in less than 12 hours, and so far is maintaining that temp very well. My wife is extremely happy, having that nice warm water to relax in. Like other comments I saw, why in the world did I wait so long to do this?! Thanks for all your support. I'll register the SN when I get a chance.
Regards, Bob Shadis
Morning Asa, Just a quick note to say thanks. The Gulfstream product (model HE150RA) is terrific. The whole process was problem free and enjoyable. Amazingly, received the first utility bill and it did not cause a trip to the E.R., so I'm pleased. What a great experience... Many thanks
Aquacal SQ120 Heat Pump
Purchased an SQL120. Initially fan was not balanced so unit was quite loud. Called Aquacal and they arranged for it to be fixed. Process took about 3 weeks but it is working great now. Only minor complaint is that thermostat is off by few degrees. Once I figured that out, no problem, just adjust accordingly.
Gulfstream Heat Pump
What a great experience! From researching, ordering, answering questions, tracking and delivery this was top notch! We had one issue with the pump and called for assistance. We were referred to the manufacturer who actually answered the phone and walked us through our issue. Heat pump is awesome and heats our pool quickly and efficiently! I would highly recommend Asa and cannot say enough good things about our entire experience! Stellar service!
Lochinvar Cupro Nickel Gas Heater - Pool Size: 30,000 Gallons
Purchased a top of the line Lochinvar Cupro Nickel Gas Heater for my 30,000 pool. All aspects of the transaction went smooth. The staff was knowledgeable and went out of their way to make sure I was satisfied.
Gulfstream Heat Pump
Asa was amazing to work with. I had called to ask about heat pumps, but at the time could not afford the one we wanted and needed so had to put it off a couple of months. When I emailed Asa to say we were ready, he was right on it and 3 days later the pump arrived. We LOVE our pool and have been in it almost everyday since we got the heat pump. It is also pretty energy efficient as I had the power company out for an energy audit.
Gulfstream Heat Pump
Great unit that gets my pool heated quickly and keeps it there. It took about three days to get my pool from 50 degrees to 85 degrees for a 15,000 gal. pool. Installation was easy (did it myself).
Gulfstream Heat Pump
Good product at a fair price with quick delivery included.
Gulfstream Heat Pump
Asa came through with the lowest quote, and the best service. Hard to beat!
Gulfstream HE90RA - Pool Size: 24 x 15
Hi Asa, The Gulfstream HE90 works GREAT!! for us it was one of the best things that we did. We have a pool for about 15 years but never got to enjoy swimming in it in the cooler months of the year. Now with this heat pump I have put my pool up to 96? I have a 24 x 15 pool and it heats it up about 2? and hour. One is the pool gets to the temperature that you are comfortable with it I would suggest that you would invest in a solar cover to cover it overnight to maintain the temperature. Please feel free to use my name or give someone my phone number if they have any questions.
Hello Asa, I purchased a gulf stream heater from you and love it. We sold out house and will be taking it with us. We want to use it in an above ground pool but the manual says we need a flow switch. Can we purchase it from you?
Pentair Gas Pool Heater - 400,000 BTU
I placed my order with you on Tuesday afternoon. On Wednesday, I received a call from the trucking company to schedule delivery. The heater was delivered Thursday morning. The box was in perfect condition, delivered by a friendly driver from New Penn. By Saturday afternoon, the Pentair MasterTemp 400N was up and running, and the kids were in the pool. I doesn’t get any better than that!
Heat Siphon Z700HP - Pool Size: 24 x 40
Got my Heat Siphon up and running (had to wait for my electrician). Seems to work very well ... thanks much for the Heat Siphon recommendation! Also want to mention that I have 1 1/2" piping throughout my whole pool. I had to use 8 90 degree fittings to plumb the Heat Siphon. I bought the piping, but then decided that going to 2" piping for the Heat Siphon was a better plan with all those bends. I took it all back and got 2". It works great. My filter was at 10 without the Heat Siphon and at 11 with it. Just up one number is just great in my book. My old gas heater was plumbed with 1 1/2" piping and had almost as many bends. The number was up a lot more (although I don't know how much heater restriction there was). At any rate, 2" piping has 1.77% more area than 1 1/2" so I'm telling you this so maybe you would recommend it to your customers.
Aqua Cal T135 - Pool Size : 40 x 15
I just wanted to give you an update. I plumbed the heater in this past weekend and the electrician wired it in yesterday. After a half day running, the pool has increased 6 degrees already.
I am very happy so far and wanted to send you a big thanks for steering me in the right direction.
Have a great day!
Gulfstream Heat Pump Photos
Gulfstream HE 125RA Heat Pump
Hi Asa, I've been meaning to contact you . I'm very pleased with the heat pump pool heater. After I had figured out the filter to heat pump pipe routing all was well. It took a few days to raise the temp to 82'.We've used the pool from Memorial day till the 20th of Sep . I should have put that heater in years ago. I only had to run the system 8 hours to get it up to 82',then only 4-6 hours after that to maintain it. I knew the electric bill would go up ,but it was worth it.(Approx $80)per month. It was much easier and nicer looking set up than a propane system. No more 68-70' water . Last year we only used it 4 times, too cold.
Heat Siphon Z575HP Heat Pump
It took most of the weekend only because I wanted to install it a certain way & I had to search locally for specific assembly materials which I didn’t have on hand. After the installation I could not be happier that my wife is so HAPPY with it! The Heat Pump (Heat Siphon) heated even more efficiently than we expected & we now enjoy less handling of the chlorine products.
The digital readouts of both devices help to confirm our confidence in how the equipment is operating in addition to being so comfortable and easy to use. We couldn’t be more pleased with how Asa addressed our questions & concerns & we feel he offered accurate information. We have already passed his name & company on to others for their purchase consideration.
Gulfstream Heat Pump
Gulfstream HE125RA Heat Pump
Hooked up heater today working great ! Very quiet heating, quicker than the Hayward .
AquaCal T135 Heat Pump
Thanks, it took us two years to make the decision to by the heat pump. We are very happy with the purchase, the easy install, quick delivery and probably saved $1500.00 doing it myself. 84 F in the pool 68 F outside the week before the 4th of July. Got to love New England weather.
Thanks again, The DiMeco's
Gulfstream HE150 Heat Pump
Our solar cover brought the water temperature up
to 80 degrees, which wasn’t adequate for swimming this cool spring,
with average daytime air temperatures hovering around 60-70 degrees.
Ordering the heat pump was easy and it was delivered close to where
it needed to be installed. Our heating and air conditioning guy
installed the heat pump (Thanks Asa, that was a great suggestion)
and after less than 14 hours of running time, we were happily
swimming in 87 degree water. With the heat pump operating during the
daily four hour filtering cycle, our pool is now at 90 degrees even
though the air temperature is still quite chilly at night (high
40s). When we start getting our typical June temperatures of high
80s and 90s, I doubt that the heat pump will need to run much at
all, but it will keep the water nice and warm for nighttime
For over a year I had pestered my local pool company with questions about heat pumps and instead, they kept trying to sell me a propane heater. I called other pool companies in the area and was told that it would take a very long time for a heat pump to work and didn’t I want to buy a propane heater instead? Finally I received a bid, which was much higher than I expected. I was a little concerned because the pool company salesman didn’t know much about heat pumps or how they’re installed.
I was very glad to find POOLHEATPUMPS.com and speak with Asa Strong. My husband was getting tired of me trying to talk him into buying a heat pump and finally he gave in when I showed him that the price of the unit Asa suggested was half of what I had been quoted by the local company. My husband was skeptical about how it would work, but now he’s absolutely delighted that he can swim several weeks earlier in the season. I haven’t said, “I told you so” but I’ve been tempted!
Thank you Asa and Mary.
Michelle in Penn Valley, CA
Gulfstream Heat Pump
We were very pleased have recommended your product to our neighbor (who made a purchase) and he to his neighbor (who also made a purchase). So far, so good! We are quite pleased with the whole process!
AquaCal SQ175 Heat Pump
We are very pleased with our AquaCal Super Quiet model SQ175. We researched pool heat pumps thoroughly and decided we would go this way based on perceived quality, great warranty, and performance - i.e. we wanted a high capacity heat pump. It was delivered promptly. We had a contractor install it for us at a total cost of $400. It is quiet. It's getting about 23 degrees cooling from ambient out the fan so when the outside temperature is below about 53 F, it will occasionally automatically go into defrost mode (i.e. self-protecting, which is good). I've observed it running (with defrost more often) when ambient temp was below 30F. We live in east central Alabama. We put the pool in service in mid-March. Today, 4/1/15 the thermostat is set at 91F and is cycling (no pool cover). Last year we didn't start swimming until June. We made the right choice.
AquaCal T135 Heat Pump
The heat pump works great, had the water at 91 for my boys birthday party!
Gulfstream Heat Pump
Asa was extremely helpful and patient with my (almost) endless questions. After only a few days of the heat pump being operational, I can say the Gulfstream unit I bought did exactly as advertised, which was slowly but surely raise the water temperature in the pool to 85 degrees in less than two days starting at 54 degrees. It was glorious swimming in the middle of February, when I usually don't even think about it until the middle of May. And we've been wearing the spa out (or maybe it's the other way around) with the water at 100 degrees. It takes a couple of hours to get the spa from 85 to 100, so you have to plan ahead, but it's so worth it. This heat pump is very easy to learn how to use and seems very well constructed.
You can't go wrong with Westside Pool Service in Fort Worth. Sam really knows his stuff. I doubt they need the advertising here, as they're already well known here in Cowtown. You can reach them at 817.560.0081, or www.westsidepoolservice.com.
Gulfstream Heat Pump
I can't thank you enough for your help with my new pool heater. My electrician said my bill would go thru the roof. When I spoke to Asa, he said that was not true. Well after my first season the electric bill was nowhere near the estimated cost my electrician had told me. Asa was right. Also delivery of my new heater was on time and installation was very easy. After eight years of sparingly using my cold water pool, except for my boy's who have left home recently, I enjoyed my pool for the first time. I can't wait for springtime.
Gulfstream Heat Pump
The best company I have ever worked with. Asa strong is the the benchmark for all your employees.
HE125 RA Gulfstream Heat Pump
Hi Mary, you can tell the owner (s) that the Gulfstream pool pump is working like advertised, fantastic, AWESOME, great, we got it up to 90 degrees. I will recommend you to anybody at any time.........
I liked the fact that the company stood behind their "lowest price guarantee" after I pointed out a lower price on another website.
The person who assisted me was Mr. John Meyers. He was extremely helpful, very professional, and a fountain of knowledge. I enjoyed several very fruitful conversations with him. Each time he supplied all the answers I needed in a very friendly, informal, and courteous manner.I would unhesitatingly recommend your company, John, and the product I purchased to anyone considering such a purchase.
It took me a long time to purchase my heat pump because I was concerned about not having on site support and how it would work in tandem with my solar heater. My concerns were unfounded. The heat pump was delivered very quickly (within 3 days after ordering). I contracted an electrician and pool technician to install it. Everything went without a hitch and it was up and running in a day. The heat pump was installed after the solar unit and it works great. I am really enjoying swimming in December in San Antonio
hi. am very satisfied with the product and the price.My pool guy even mentioned to a friend that I bought "a very good quality heat pump"
I ordered the unit at the end of our season so I didn't see how well it heats up but I did run it and all seems well. I did have shipping damage that I reported to the sales person. he is sending a tech out in the spring to have it check for performance damage if any. I was impressed with that level of service. I like the look and ease of operation and look forward to seeing how quickly it heats up next season.
I have extensive piping and electrical experience since I have been in construction for 40 years so I installed it my self. It was a very easy installation. I can get photos if you are interested in them. I landscaped the area and plan to plant small shrubs and flowers near the unit which is beside our pool deck. With the nice looking unit and my excellent landscaping it should look great.
So Far I am thrilled with the performance of my new heater. A few weeks ago I had hip surgery, the heated pool is fantastic for my rehabilitation.
Gulfstream Heat Pump Photos
Great Customer service. Hesitated to buy online, but this company was a very good experience. helpful and knowledgable staff. Delivery was just as promised and the recommended heater works great. Thanks
Great Heat Pump.......Its mid October in western NY, and with night times temps in the low 40's, our pool is still open with a temp of 78 degrees.......very efficient, and affordable. I would highly recommend this unit.
My pool was just completed and haven't turned my heat pump on yet. I was very satisfied with the assistance I received from the staff. I didn't know what I needed and they helped me make my selection.
Great service. Very happy and fast receipt of item.
This is a great heat pump - Live in NJ and definitely has worked like a charm. Attempted to keep my pool opened till October ended up closing it Mid Sept. The cold weather was a turn off to even think of jumping in the pool, but I night swam during mid 60s weather and the heat pump kept me in the pool at 87 degrees. Did not ever want to come out.
Asa Strong is very knowledgeable about pool heat pumps. He shared his expertise and provided us with several options and details in order for us to make an informed selection. The Gulfstream heat pump has exceeded our expectations and allowed us to enjoy our pool an extra month in Michigan without high fuel costs. Thank you!
The pool heater was a great purchase! I had no idea what I was ordering (really) the man that was installing my pool said to purchase a Hayward heater so I googled it, found one to fit the size of my pool and purchased it. My pool man was very impressed with it!! The controls are very self explanatory and it works awesome!!! Very happy with the purchase!Also, I had talked to a gentleman (Asa?) who was also very helpful, telling me when to expect the heater and also that I would be getting a call from the driver to set up a time, convenient to me, to have it delivered! BONUS: free shipping!
Asa was the best! From his recommendation of the Gulfstream to his customer service and follow up. Not sure I have ever experienced such a high level of service from anyone anywhere. So glad I found poolheatpumps.com, it was the answer to all my questions and concerns about how to heat my pool. The Gulfstream heat pump was definitely the way to go. Does everything I wanted in a heater and is fast (for a heat pump) and very quiet. Makes less noise than my a/c unit. I am completely satisfied with my purchase and highly recommend poolheatpumps.com and I really appreciated all the help I received from Asa. Thank you for everything.
|Posted September 9, 2014 by Curt Holmes||Baton Rouge, Lousiana|
Want you to know right out of the box we find the Gulf Stream far superior to our old Jandy. The gulfstream is neatly assembled, easy to install and very quiet. Thanks for introducing us to them. They've been supportive, helpful and easy to deal with. Thanks again.
I was very uneasy purchasing this equipment, being that family and friends have a gas heaters. So purchased it and couldn't be more happy. It cost less to run this then a gas heater. My pool warms up usually in 2 to 3 hrs. Its wonderful, I would recommend this to all. Thank you,
Awesome product at a great price!
We were very happy with Asa assisting us on the purchase of our heat pump. My husband contacted him and asked many questions which were answered immediately. He was very knowledgeable. He even called us back in the evening. We would definitely recommend your company to other people. We are very happy with our pump!
The heat pump works great. We are extending our pool season by a two months. My wife really likes the water hot. very satisfied
The customer service agent we worked with was excellent. He provided us with more information about heating a pool in New England than the 2 other companies we talked to combined. We were totally going down the wrong path and with his honesty we were able to get a better pool heater for only a couple hundred dollars more and it is WORTH EVERY PENNY! We are so happy with our heated pool - and our light bill isn't bad either as he suggested a solar cover that helps significantly.
The pool heat pump works great...........
Love, Love, Love the heat pump. It's super efficient and cools my bedroom as well (pump is located under my window)
Heat Pump Testimonial
My pool is fantastic. The heat pump keeps it at 89 degrees. I only turn it on when we are going in. My kids love it. They say , why didn't we have one of these 20 years ago when we had the pool installed. Thanks Asa for the help.
Heat Pump Testimonial
Our Heat pump works great! Our pool has stayed at the temp we wanted and usually only takes about an hour or so of run time per day. It has been a cooler than normal season so far so we are happy with the minimum run times. I installed the water portion of the pump myself and had an electrician run my power. My only issue is the drainage inside the housing as we have a mosquito issue here and there is occasional standing rain and condensation pooling. Other than that, I wish we had bought this when we installed the pool.
Heat Pump Testimonial
We purchased the heat-pump to primarily chill water in our bait holding tank and it is performing as expected at this time. It arrived in perfect condition and was easy to set up and chills our saltwater tanks quickly. The only negative is the temp control system that is difficult to set for cooling and we almost called for help. Finally figured it out, we think and so far that is only complaint.
My family and I would like to thank you again for the exceptional service and product. To all of those on the fence about ordering from Pool Heat Pumps, please read through our testimonial. Our family installed a 22’x42’ Doughbougy Autumn Breeze last summer. We live in Central British Columbia, Canada. While still quite far up North, our climate still gets quite warm over the summer months. Daytime highs are typically 90-100 degrees in July and August with overnight lows in the low 50’s. April and May are much cooler as is September and October.
Last summer we kept our pool covered when it wasn’t in use. The warmest temperatures we saw the water climb to was in the low to mid 80’s. For the most part, the temperatures always hovered around the 76 degree mark which felt a little cold to the adults but was fine for the kids. We were looking to extend our swim season a month or so earlier and later with some form of heat. We had no interest in quickly bringing the pool up to temperature and wanted a source that could maintain our water in the mid 80’s.
After several months of research and questions we stumbled upon Asa Strong at Pool Heat Pumps. He answered all of our questions thoroughly and promptly and took the time to explain the facts about heating your pool with a heat pump. In our current economic times of corporate distrust both my wife and I had an overwhelming sense that we were being taken care of right from the beginning………….our feelings were later confirmed.
I was originally set on a Rheem 170,000 BTU commercial model. Asa explained the pro’s and con’s and we ended up going with a Heat Siphon Z700HP. We came to an agreement on price including all taxes, duties, etc shipped to our door. The price was several hundred dollars less than any other company including the shipping.
Unfortunately, the Heat Pump was only shipped to the local terminal. The company wanted an additional fee paid to have it delivered to the house. We called Asa promptly and explained the situation. To his credit he arranged local delivery and paid for it all out of his pocket. He told us he would honor the agreed upon price despite the shipping mix up.
The Heat Pump arrived in immaculate condition. We thoroughly inspected it before signing for the delivery. The installation was completed in a little over two hours by myself and an electrician. We installed a bypass due to the 160 GPM output of our Hayward variable speed pump on maximum flow.
The air temperature was 50 degrees and the pool temperature 46 degrees three weeks ago when the heat pump was first turned on. During the first day the water rose to 58 degrees. Each evening the heat pump would turn off as the air temperature cooled below 45 degrees. Despite the pool losing 4-6 degrees each night we were able to bring the pool up to 76 degrees after four days. This was our average temperature last summer and it was only the second week in April.
The temperature then warmed into the 60’s for the following week. Our pool rose to 88 degrees within two more additional days. The water temperature has stayed at 88 degrees for the last three weeks and we have been in the pool everyday. We were shocked at how quickly and efficiently the Heat Siphon brought the temperature up. It runs for approximately 3-4 hours each afternoon to maintain the 88-90 degree temperature despite the outside air temperature averaging 60-70 each afternoon with the overnight lows dipping to 50 degrees.
I have no doubt we would be able to bring the pool into the mid 90’s if we wanted to. We have had zero problems with the heat pump since the installation and it runs extremely quiet. The water coming out is 8-12 degrees warmer than the pool depending on the flow rate set on our pump. There was a great deal of condensation the first day which I mistook for a leak. We tested the water for chlorine and it wasn’t present confirming it was just condensation.
Again, I can’t say how pleased we are with the product and the service Asa provided. He is clearly a cut above the rest and personally took care of us. Our seven year old son is in the pool everyday after school enjoying the warm water with us. The ease of installation, performance and price are all second to none. We would highly recommend Asa Strong and Pool Heat Pumps to any of our friends and family.
Please copy and paste our testimonial and the pictures you choose below onto your website. We are 110% thrilled with the heat pump and the service you provided us. Just for fun, we took the pool up to 96 degrees ast week!! It was 55 and raining outside and the steam was just pouring out of it :) Thanks again for all your help and the amazing service.
You are truly a cut above the rest.
|#95 Posted July 2014 by Larry Bettis||Centerville, Iowa|
Asa, I replied to the satisfaction survey and marked the highest in each category. We are so pleased with the operation of our heat pump. I usually don't do business over the phone but you immediately got my confidence and you followed through in every way that I could expect.
Thank you for your help.
Pool Heat Pump
|Posted July 8, 2014 by Doug Lode||Kansas|
Your product knowledge, service, and product is "best in class"...delivery was a bit of a disappointment, but that was on the shipping company.
Pool Heat Pump
While others in our neighborhood had not even opened their pools in May , we were enjoying our pool with temperatures of 86-88 degrees. Turn the heat pump on in the morning and by noon we are ready to swim! My only regret.....I did not contact poolheatpumps.com four years ago when we purchased our pool.
Hayward H200FDN Gas Pool Heater
Great pool heater (Hayward H200fdn) at a great price with free shipping!!! I saved over going with the heater through my local pool company and would've saved even more had I did the install myself. I would definitely shop here again!
Gas Pool Heater
Pool heater was very easy to install, and the folks were very easy to talk to and very helpful.
AquaCal Pool Heat Pump
I shopped all over, online and locally. Poolheatpumps.com had the best prices and my rep, Asa Strong was exceptionally knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions about selecting the right heat pump for my pool. Got the Aqua Cal delivered to Florida within a few days, and had my local plumber and electrician do the install. Easy to manage. Best part about it is our heated water. I've kept it at 91 degrees, and the kids are no longer shivering in the water! Our pool can now be used year-round. A real lifestyle improvement for us. Josh L.
Pump works fine. Cuts on and off as water temperature changes, which we like, rather than running all the time. Once the temp is reached it cuts off. We like that.
This process was simple and fast. The pool heat pump was shipped immediately and at my door earlier than I would have expected. Asa was extremely helpful in answering my questions and making sure the order was right. He verified my pool size and expectations. I installed it right away and even through this cold spring I have been able to get the pool to 87F every day. I have a 15000 gal pool. I don't use a cover and the pump ran about 8 hours a day to keep it that warm. Even with all of that running time it only added about 100 to my electric bill.
Now that the temperatures are more normal it runs about 2 hours in the morning to get it to 87F. Next fall I will have a cover and I expect this heat pump to keep my pool comfortable and extend my swimming season for very little cost. I would recommend this heat siphon. It is an amazing pump. I don't have one issue.
I was very impressed with the technical knowledge of poolheatpumps.com. In addition, they provided prompt responses and accommodated all of our needs - even sending additional connectors when I messed up the plumbing!
We needed a heat pump. We wanted one that would heat our pool quickly:) We got a very expensive heat pump, but it cost 3X MORE than what we were told it would!!! So our electric bill is OVER $300 !!!! But it heats the pool nicely :)
I needed to determine the best heat pump for our pool. The selection on the website is overwhelming! Asa helped me by asking a few questions to narrow down my selection to a few that would best suit my needs. I am happy with the choice I made and the heat pump runs great. Looking forward to an extended swimming season this year!
I was very satisfied with their performance. The installation was done incorrectly by a local dealer and immediately when Pool heat Pumps were told that it didn't work they FLEW an engineer down to Indianapolis to fix it within 2 days. I was very impressed!
I was a little nervous as we have never made such a large purchase online before. Everything arrived on time and the service was second to none. Now we are enjoying our 90 degree pool no matter what the temperature is. Thanks Asa
I was so pleased with being able to talk with Asa. he was extremely responsive both on the phone and through email. The prices were extremely competitive. Asa was the first person that I spoke to (after searching for some time) who could make the pool heater experience simple.
I cannot say enough about how satisfied I am with the product that I purchased, and the professionalism that Asa displayed that essentially made my decision an easy one. She is one of a kind, and I would certainly recommend your company. I installed the heat pump as soon as I received it, and it works better then expected. I have pictures that I intend on sharing soon with your site. Thank you Asa, and thank you Pool Heat Pumps.
AquaCal Heat Pump
I am totally satisfied with purchasing my heatpump through Asa at poolheatpumps.com.
I first email the company and then Asa follow up with a phone call. he was very knowledgeable of what I needed and answer all of my questioned.
Gulfstream HE150 RA
I recently purchased a HE150RA pool heat pump from Poolheatpumps.com. What a pleasant experience I had dealing with your representatives from my first call to Asa Strong to my subsequent calls to your customer service representative. They were so patient and professional. They really know your products extremely well. Their concern and guidance gave me the help and confidence to purchase and easily install the pump without any problems. It was evident to me that they were there wholeheartedly to help me. I am 71 years old and have dealt with many customer service people over the years and never experienced such dedicated people. They are the best. Kudos to Gulf Stream and PoolHeatpumps.com.
Just want to drop a quick note to say thank you for your suggestion of the Heat Siphon Heat Pump. It's installed, wired, plumbed and now operating after opening the pool this weekend (18X36 in ground) and it is working wonderfully. It heated the water from 59 to 80 degrees in less than 30 hours, and thats with the ambient outside temperature between 45 and 72 degrees. I expressed concern about the noise level of such a large unit and you were correct, the noise level is quite low. Much lower than I expected. Thanks for actually calling me back after requesting information through your website, and for saving me a lot of money with your suggestions. Thanks again to you and the rest of the office.
Asa was my contact. I accepted his recommendation and ordered the heat pump. It arrived quickly, in good condition and was a breeze to install. So far I have run it for only 2-3 hours, but it raised my pool water temperature 2 degrees in short order. I will be raising the pool temperature to 85 degrees for the spring school break when my grandchildren arrive for a weeks visit.
I am loving my heated pool...66 degrees and I just got out of my pool...great investment.
I received excellent and timely advise and assistance from Mr. Strong.
I wish everyone operated like Asa. he's the bomb.
Everything went good except the list with constructors....i'm still waiting for it... Delivery O.K. Friendly people. Good prices.
I cannot say enough. The ease and the product was everything I expected. I installed the unit in 2 days, including connecting the electrical. I did have an old unit I removed first, so the electrical only needed new wires to fit.