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Jandy vs. AquaCal Pool Heaters: Which Heat Pump is Best?

If you are considering the purchase of a swimming pool heat pump and have conducted any research, you have probably discovered that there are many brands to choose from. Each brand has much to offer to consumers, so which is best? In this article, we compare AquaCal and Jandy based on warranty, BTUs (the amount of energy needed to heat one pound of water by 1°F), COP (An energy efficiency rating), water flow, and noise level.

Breakdown of Swimming Pool Heat Pump Specifications


AquaCal SQ175

Jandy JE3000T


Parts – 7 Years
Labor – 2 Years
Heat Exchanger – Lifetime
Compressor – 7 Years

Parts – 1 Year
Labor – 1 Year
Heat Exchanger – 5 Years
Compressor – 5 Years







Water Flow (Min/Max)



Noise Level (Decibels)

55 dB

59 dB

*BTU and COP ratings are outside the scope of AHRI standard 1160 water temperature/ambient air/relative humidity

AquaCal SuperQuiet™:

AquaCal has manufactured heat pumps since 1981 and has served over 200,000 customers worldwide. All AquaCal units feature patented ThermoLink™ titanium heat exchangers , which are impervious to corrosion. These heat exchangers add only 1 PSI at 30 GPM, which provides for high BTU output and COPs. SuperQuiet™ units, specifically, are the quietest heat pumps in the industry, producing only 55 dB (a normal conversation produces 60 dB and a whisper produces 30 dB). All SuperQuiet units also feature dual digital control panels, which allow you to set separate temperatures for your swimming pool and your spa.

Jandy Air Energy®:

Jandy has manufactured swimming pool heaters for over 60 years and began manufacturing heat pumps when they merged with Zodiac in 2010. Jandy Air Energy® heat pumps feature patented ultra-efficient titanium heat exchangers, which provide for high BTU output, energy efficiency, and hydraulic flow. Jandy heat pumps are also compatible with wireless controllers, such as those in the AquaLink™ series. These wireless controllers allow you to control your unit from anywhere in your home.

So those are a few benefits of two well-known heat pump manufacturers. Hopefully, this article helps you in your search for a quality unit. For tips on selecting a heat pump brand, click here. As always, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below!

This entry was posted in on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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