Swimming Pool Leak Detection Tips

Swimming Pool Leak Detection Tips

-Hey poolers,it’s Rob with INYOPools. Today,we’re going to show you how to install a Hayward HeatPro 140000 BTU Heat Pump. Something to keep in mind if you’re
going to install yourself is typically, the manufacturers will offer a longer warranty
if you get it professionally installed. For instance,the Hayward HeatPro,
if you install it yourself, it has a two-year warranty on parts
and one-year on labor, but if you get it professionally installed, it’s five-years parts and one-year
on labor,and in some states, actually,it’s two-years on labor too. So,check your warranty and determine
if that’s something you want to do yourself,but with that being said,
let’s get started. All right,today we’re going to be replacing
an existing heat pump so the electrical work has already been done. If you’re installing a brand new heat pump, and you don’t have an existing one done, it needs a 60 Amp Breaker,so you might
want to call an electrician and have that all done before
you attempt to install the heat pump. With that being said,let’s go ahead
and turn the power off and get started. All right,we are just going to turn it off
here at the breaker. .First thing we’re going to do is go ahead
and loosen the nuts on the old heat pump. All right,we’re going to open up
the service panel, so we can gain access to
the electrical wiring in here. That way we can disconnect
the wiring and then remove the heat pump. All right,we got the wires unhooked. So,we’re gonna feed it out
of the conduit adapter. All right,we are going to
disconnect the bonding wire. All right,now we’re going to go ahead
and slide back the old unit. All right,couple things
you want to remember when you’re installing the heat pump,
as far as location goes, is the heat pumps are made
to be installed outside. You don’t want an enclosed area,
like a shed or garage because it needs to be able
to take in warm air, and it pushes out cold air
so if it’s an enclosed area, you’re just going to be
pushing out that cold air and sucking it right back in. So,that doesn’t make it
very efficient. Next you want to mount it
on a sturdy base, preferably concrete or blocks,
the base should be isolated from the building to prevent the sound or vibration
transmission into the building. All right,the last thing to keep in mind is
that air is pulled in through the evaporator coil and discharged
through the top, and so you want a minimum clearance
of 72 inches above the unit, as well as 24 inches
to the side of the unit. So it will allow good air intake
and service access. All right,we’re going to do some
prep work for the plumbing. Right now,we’re going to do
a little bit of trenching so we can get more access
to the pipes underground because we don’t have
a whole lot of room. Okay,we’ve got it trenched out now,
and we’re going to make some cuts so that we can align the piping
with the intake and return on the heat pump. All right,the couplings that come
with the Hayward HeatPro are actually located on the inside
of the source panel, so what you got to do is just remove
the three screws at the top here. Also,the anchors are
in here as well. Got the couplings
and the anchors right there. All right,we just slid it into place. Now,we’re going to line it up
with our pipes. Cut and gluing. Before you start plumbing,you’ll notice
that on the bottom here the inlet and return are labeled. On the right-hand side,it says, ‘water in’that’s going to be coming
from your pump,through your filter and then into your heat pump. Then,on the left-hand side
is the water out, so it’s going to be coming out maybe
into a chemical feeder and back to the pool. So make sure those are correct
before you do your plumbing. All right,we got it all plumbed in
so the next up is going to be wiring it. So,we’re going to remove
this service panel. .Earlier,we took the three top screws off
to get the unions. There’s two more at the bottom,
so I’ll remove these and take the cover off. All right,in this particular installation,
we’re not connecting this heat pump to any kind of automation,but
if you do have automation and you wanted to control
this heat pump,you’ll connect it to this terminal block right here,
the external terminal block. Then,you’ll obviously,run that
back to the automation. I would recommend checking
the manual for your control system to see how it’s going to be
connected to your box. Okay. There’s a knockout here at the bottom,
that’s where we’ll connect our conduit. We’ll just punch that out. There you go. It’s a spot for our conduit. Okay,we’re going to head
and feed the three lines here. You got two hot and a ground. Feed that through the knockout there. Okay,so we got the lines fed
in here into the heat pump. Then,you want to open this door
and there’s a knockout down here, and you can feed
the wires through. All right,and once you got them
in here,you’re going to connect one of these red ones,the hotlines,
to L1 and the other one to L2, and then your green line is going to go
to this green screw in here,around it. All right, close it back up now. Move the panel in place
and connect those five screws. All right,the last step is going to be
bonding the heat pump. Basically,anything metallic around
the pool,you want to make sure it’s bonded so you don’t get shocked
with any kind of stray current. It’s just a preventative measure
but basically,you just take it here and just tighten it down. Then on the opposite end,you’ll connect it
to another bonding wire from the system with a split nut. All right,so we got the electrical hooked up
and we’ve turned the pump. So the next thing is,we’re going to
turn on the heat pump and the fan should immediately start,
and then after about three or four minutes,
the compressor will start. When the compressor starts
running there should be a heat indicator light on
the right-hand side here. The compressor just
kicked on and now, you can see the flames up in
that upper right-hand corner. All right,we got
the heat pump installed, everything is looking good. The installation wasn’t too bad,
but you probably want to, definitely,have some experience
with plumbing and electrical work if you’re going to do this. If you’re at all uncomfortable
with it,call a professional. With that said,if you have
any questions, leave a comment down below or visit us at inyopools.com. Thanks for watching.

4 thoughts on “Swimming Pool Leak Detection Tips

  1. actually the bucket test is pretty accurate, it's my understanding evaporation rate is the same for any body size of water, also all measurements should be in 24 hour increments, lot of good information in the video,

  2. Do a bucket test folks you cant trick physics. i live in the southwest USA. Some hot dry and windy June days pools will loose .75" per 24 hours. There's nothing more conclusive if done correctly. No dogs drinking, sprinklers, rain off the roof, etc. Pay attention to your test and do it twice for 24 each time… pump runs…. pump off.

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