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Well, I didn't know what I was doing, but I looked at pics on your site, asked at pool store and at Home Depot.....after 10 trips to Home Depot (because I kept forgetting stuff) I got it pretty slimmed down and simplified. I poured a concrete slab (something I've never done before) looking up instructions online. The Raypak RMHP 115 unit came and I needed help moving it, but me and 3 other guys got it on the slab. Next....I looked for an electrician.

My pool is in the center of the backyard and because I have a concrete patio between house and pool....all bidders said to trench around patio and pipe to side of house.I got the job done by a family member who gave me a break at $600 + 2tickets to a Cubs game...everyone else was over $1000 to put in a new breaker, run conduit and wire. It took 1 guy about 6 hours, including digging...parts couldn't have cost more than $150 so these guys were trying to rake me over the coals....and given the economy, these bidders should have been happy to work!!! Anyhow, attached are pics of the final install. I was able to run flexible tubing from skimmer to Filter and from Pool Frog back to the return on side of pool.

Even though Rheem has backflow check valves in it, Installed on between heat pump and Pool Frog for extra safety. Contractor used PVC piping, 50 amp breaker, and a disconnect with Seal Tight next to the pump. Ice cold air coming out of top of pump....if someone could invent a way to funnel that back into a home/office/lifeguard shack, they would truly be "green"....heating pool, and using same energy to cool the office/home. Here are the heating stats on pool (we're swimming in it today) Heat Pump finished install and had power at 4pm CST.....Chicago air temp 75.

I set filter to hi speed and heat pump to 87, let the pump run all night. By 9am next morning (or 17 hours later) pool was at 80 degrees (night time temp was high 50's low 60's), I let it run to about noon before taking cover off to vacuum and skim....by noon or within 20 hours of install my 10,000 gallon 21' round above ground pool was at 87 degrees..... I couldn't wait to jump in..... We didnt' get 87 degrees until fathers day last year, using solar panels and solar cover. These pumps are amazing and efficient....couldn't believe I'm swimming on May 20th in bath temp waters.....
Hi Poolheatpumps team, I wanted to let you know I have received the Heat Siphon SX5.0 and had it professionally installed last week. My main hesitation prior to ordering was the noise it may cause. My experience with house heat pumps was that they seemed excessively noisy. As you explained by phone, the Heat Siphon is relatively quiet with the Scroll compressor. I may not have to put in any hedges or other sound dampening measures as I had anticipated. My neighbors have indicated the noise does not bother them either, so all went according to plan. The pump works just as I had imagined. I have a 18X36 sized pool I keep it covered with a solar cover.

Air Temperature when I started up was 60 F and the Pool temp was 66 F at 9 pm on Tuesday. By 9pm Wed, the pool was 75 F and air temp was 60 F. By Thursday morning at 7 am the pool was 79 F .....and by that evening I was looking at 82F. Over the week-end I only had to run it only once by the day to maintain the temperature in the low 80s ( weather has gotten much better). It hasn't been below 80 F for over a week which is the first time in 13 years. We have been using the pool more in the last week than all of the last 2 years.

Thanks again for all your help!

Picture 1: Close up of Heat Siphon after installation. Notice the four patio stones that he used as a base. This is a simple and inexpensive but effective base for the heat pump that avoids the cost and time spent pouring a concrete slab.

Picture 2: View of the heat pump outside of the pool equipment room. The heat pump needs to be outside to get the highest efficiency.

Picture 3: View of the inside of the pool equipment house. Notice the straight pipes and pride of workmanship.

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