Cast in BS-EN-1561-1997-ENGJL-200 iron, with a heavy fusion bonded epoxy coating impervious to chemically treated pool water, constructed in accordance with British Patent 2.092,282 Design pressure of 35psi (2.46kg/cm2) with 3/4″ safety valve(s) set to operate at the maximum normal working pressure of 30psi (2.1kg/cm2) giving protection to both the heater and and the installation as a whole against over pressure. A 1/2″ drain valve at the lowest point allows the heater to be left empty in winter. Flow connections consist of easily removable uPVC stub flanges into which the pipes may be fitted using suitable adhesive, as the flanges can be released easily from the heater no unions are required, nor is any form of heat sink needed. Flow direction is from left to right, but may be reversed quite simply on site following the installation instructions.
The construction of the heater is solid and robust, to ensure years of safe and reliable service.
The contact materials are highly resistant to corrosion from pool chemicals. Thermalec® pool and spa heaters can safely be used with sea water pools as well as in demanding applications such as Hydro- and Thalasso- therapy.
The watts density of the heating elements is very low (9.54 W/cm²), ensuring minimal scale build-up and long element life.
The heating elements are always submerged in water. Any air bubbles entering the heater pass through it above the water and across the unheated parts of the elements, preventing any damage to the latter.
The patented weir and baffle system inside the heater causes the water to flow through it in a spiral. This increases uniformity of the water temperature inside the heater and prevents direct impingement of cold water onto the elements.
The spiral flow regime of the water inside the heater discourages scale formation, extending element life.
The heaters have no flow switch. These are notoriously unreliable. Any air bubbles passing through the heater will cause any flow switch to make and break repeatedly in rapid succession, causing the contactors to do the same, thus shortening their life.