Rheem Heat-Cool units extend your swim season even longer! Just the right heat pump for climatesthat have cooler-than-comfortable temperatures, also have extremely hot summer months. With a Rheem Heat-Cool heat pump, your water temperature will always be comfortable. Just as households around the world have trusted us to heat their water during the
colder months, Rheem will have you relaxing in your pool during the hot days of summer with cool, refreshing, chilled pool water. Having the ability to pull out the extra degrees Mother Nature puts in will make your pool the envy of the neighborhood. No matter what time of year, a Rheem Heat-Cool will have you swimming when others won’t venture outside.
How Does it Work?
Rheem Heat-Cool units have a unique reversing valve which enables the heat pump not only to take the chill out of the water, but also to put it back in. Cooling your pool water during the hot summer months! Normally, a heat pump will gather heat energy from the air with its evaporator coil. Using refrigerant and several other components, the heat is transferred over to your pool water. By reversing this process, the heat pump can actually
take heat out of the water, transfer it to the Freon, and run it through the evaporator coil. The
coil dissipates the heat into the air, much like a car’s radiator. This is also the method of defrost for the heat-cool model. In cold ambient conditions, a heat pump will ice-up when the ambient air drops below 45 degrees. With a heat-cool unit, the ice will melt off in a matter of minutes when in defrost mode. Standard heatpumps rely on the ambient air being drawn across the coil, which
could take hours to defrost, depending on the air temperature.
Models: M6350ti-HC, M8350ti-HC
Power Defrost Models
There are some climates that can challenge a heat pump’s performance. Areas that are subject to lower ambient temperatures have a tendency to cause ice to build up on a heat pump's condensing coil. This ice could damage a heat pump's internal components while starving the unit of the air flow it needs to work properly. To combat this, most manufacturers build their heat pumps with a "Defrost Mode." What most manufacturers don't tell you is that their units cannot heat your pool water
while defrosting the coil!
With a Rheem Power Defrost heat pump, you can have your cake and eat it, too! How is this possible? ...simple! The more time your heat pump can spend heating the water, the quicker you will achieve your desired swim temperature. While
heating your pool, if the Rheem Power Defrost Heat Pump senses damaging ice buildup, the Power Defrost feature redirects a small amount of the hot refrigerant gas back through the Condensing Coil. This removes any ice that may be forming on the coil without stopping the heating process! This means that a Rheem Power Defrost heat pump gives you the freedom to continue to heat your pool water even when the unit is defrosting itself. So while your neighbor's "other brand" of heat pump has stopped heating the water and is still trying to “break the ice,” you and your family will be swimming!