Pico Reversible UK Plug and Play Pool Heat Pump for Above Ground Pools up to 12m3

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Pico Reversible UK Plug and Play Pool Heat Pump for Above Ground Pools up to 12m3

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Pico  3kw summer use, + Reversible 4kw and 5kw UK Plug and Play Pool Extended Season Heat Pump.

Pico Heat Pump

 

Update 24th May 2021: The Pico units are now fitted with UK plugs. Pico 3kw and 4kw are now out of stock for 2020

1. Description

Our mini heat pump that gives you /summer or extended season use and can work down to -7c air temperatures !

New for 2021, the Pico summer use or Reversible heat pump are ideal for extended season use for above ground pools, spas and hot tubs. They can work at lower air temperatures (down to -7c) as they have an automatic defrost function

Pico Reversible Heat Pump 4kw

This model comes with either a 3 pin UK plug or a Euro plug and UK adaptor

Slash the cost of heating your pool using the Pico Reversible heat pump rather than an electric heater

Call us now to order your Pico  heat pump

They are designed for small above ground pools, hot tubs and spas up to 12m3 of water.

Pico Heat Pump

 

The Pico Reversible heat pumps are incredibly easy to setup for your pool.

They offer much lower running costs that using an electric pool heater.

The New Pico Reversible 4kw unit outputs up to 4kw of pool heat but only uses 0.8kw of electricity, 5kw unit outputs up to 5kw of pool heat but only uses 1kw of electricity!

 2. Features

  • 3 sizes available 3kw (silver trim) for up to 8m3 (Summer use only), 4kw (gold trim) for up to 10m3 of water and 5kw (black Trim) which will cover up to 12m3 of water (extended season use)
  • Brand new design for 2021
  • Models show as R4 + R5 are reversible meaning they have the defrost function and can work to -7c, the 3kw is for Summer use only
  • Dimensions – 400mm x 280mm x 385mm (l x w x h)
  • Weight 18kg
  • Suitable for pools up to 12m3 of water (5kw model)
  • Desired water temperature can be set to be between 15c and 40c
  • Simple “plug and play” heat pump
  • Comes complete with 5 meter power cable, safety RCD and with either a 3 pin UK plug or Euro plug and UK converter for use in the UK. Note, if the unit is supplied with a Euro plug and UK converter, then if you prefer, the Euro plug can be cut off and a standard UK plug wired on instead (this will not affect the warranty, an electrician or competent person should fit the 13A plug)
  • 1.25″/1.5″ (32/38mm) water connections for hose
  • 2 x hose clips included
  • Operates to lower air temperatures with air temperatures of as low as -7c and above (R Models only)
  • Can be used with an external time clock
  • Includes built in water flow switch – the unit turns off when the circulation pump turns off and back on when circulation pump restarts
  • Requires a flow rate of approx 2.8m3/hr or more from your pump/filter
  • Eco Friendly R32 refrigerant gas
  • No bypass required
  • Easy to operate
  • Digital control panel – simply set the pool temperature required and the Pico will tun on and off as required to maintain the desired pool temperature.
  • High quality polymer – corrosion and UV resistant case
  • Gives much lower running costs than an electric pool heater
  • Titanium Heat Exchanger
  • Toshiba Compressor
  • 2-Year Warranty

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Note: The Pico requires a pump/filter with a system flow rate of approx 2.8m3/hr or more to operate. Please check that your pump/filter is adequate before purchasing.

Pico Reversible Heat Pump 4kw information

 

 

3. Easy to Use Digital Control Panel

The Pico has a touch screen easy to use display.

Simply use the up and down arrow keys to set your desired pool temperature and the Pico heat pump will automatically turn on and off to maintain the desired temperature

Pico Reversible Heat Pump 4kw

4. Hot Tubs

As the Pico Reversible (4R +5R) heat pumps can work down to -7c, they can also be used on hot tubs

please contact us if you need more information on use with hot tubs

Pico Reversible Heat Pump 4kw COP's

 

5.  What size heat pump do I require for my pool?

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How to Calculate Your pool Water Volume:

You can easily calculate the water volume in your pool as follows: –

Round Pools

To calculate the volume of a round pool, you can use the formula

Pool Volume = 3.14 x radius x radius x depth

  1. Measure the diameter of the pool in metres
  2. Half the diameter to give the radius of the pool
  3. Multiply 3.14 x radius x radius x pool depth

Example

A 12′ (3.66 m) diameter round above ground pool with a depth of 0.8m

Diameter = 12′ x 0.305 = 3.66m

Radius = 3.66 / 2 = 1.83m

Volume = 3.14 x 1.83 x 1.83 x 0.8m = 8.4 m3

The Pico Reversible 4kw supports pools up to 10m3 so would be ideal for this pool, however if you live in a colder area we would always recommend you use the 5kw model especailly to achieve a good water temperature in the colder months.

Rectangular Pools

Pool volume = length x width x depth

Example

6m x 4m pool, 0.8 m deep = 6 x 4 x 0.8 = 19.2 m3

Maximum for Pico Reversible 5kw = 12m3 so this would be too large – look at our SunSpring or Thermotec Eco Fun heat pumps

Typical Pool Sizes and Volumes

8′ x 30″ Intex above Ground pool = 3.6 m3 – Pico Reversible 4kw OK !

10′ x 30″ Intex above Ground pool = 5.5m3 – Pico Reversible 4kw OK !

12′ x 36″ Intex above Ground pool = 9.6 m3 – Pico Reversible 4kw OK, but depending on where the pool is in the UK the 5kw Pico would be better!

 

The sizing guide for an above-ground covered pool is:-

Model Kw Max Pool Volume

(Warmer areas in the UK)

Max Pool Volume

(Colder areas in the UK)

Absolute Max Pool Volume
(Hotter Climates – Europe)
Pico 3kw Heat Pump 3kw 7m3 5m3 8m3
Pico Reversible 4kw Heat Pump 4kw 10m3 8m3 12m3
Pico Reversible 5kw Heat Pump 5kw 12m3
10m3
15m3

 

Please note that these sizes are based on summer use (May-Sep) to ensure that you maintain a good water temperature as long as you cover the pool with the solar cover for as many hours a day as possible (max 4 hours uncovered). The colder the outside air temperature (including night temperatures as this is the coldest time where you will lose most heat) the larger the heat pump size you will need (kw)

6. Additional Fittings

The Pico Reversible comes with two screw on hose tails that accept both 32mm (1.25″) and 38mm (1.5″) standard pool hose

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Hose tails

You may need some of our fittings so that you can add this heat pump to your pool, so please take a look at our Hose pipe and Fittings 

Or call us to get some help with these items.

 

Pico Reversible Heat Pump 4kw plug and play

7. Specifications

Please Specifications tab at the top of the page

Pico Reversible Specifications

Note: The Pico Reversible have a built in water flow switch and therefore need sufficient water flow rate to operate the flow switch. The manufacturer’s stated MINIMUM flow rates are 3kw= 1.3m3/hr, 4kw = 2m3/hr and 5kw= 2.5m3/hr, however please note that this is the flow rate required at the heat pump. In order to allow for reduction in flow rate caused buy the pipes. etc, we recommmend that a pump/filter with a HIGHER flow rate is used to allow for the reduction caused by the pipes etc. Eg a pump/filter with a system flow rate of approx  2.8m3/hr or more to operate should be sufficient.

8. Installation

Installation is very easy and straightforward.

The Pico Reversible is connected to your existing pool pipework

It uses the existing pool circulation pump to pump the pool water through it.

Please see the user manual below for more information on how to install your Pico Reversible heat pump

Pico Reversible Heat Pump 4kw

 

Pico Reversible Heat Pump 4kw boxed

8a. Euro Plug and UK Converter

Note that due to delays in shipping in 2021, the first batch of Picos have been sourced from Europe and are therefore supplied with a Euro plug and UK Converter. They are also supplied with an in-line RCD.

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The second shipment of Picos will be received at the end of May 2021 and will be fitted with a standard UK 3-Pin plug

9. Savings

Using the Pico Reversible heat pump to heat your pool rather than an electric heater will save you money on running costs

The Pico Reversible only uses 0.8kw of electricity to produce 4kw of pool heat.

If you compare this with an electric pool heater, a 4kw electric pool heater would use 4kw of electricity

The Pico Reversible therefore is only less than 1/4 the running cost of an electric pool heater – saving you money!

10. Pool Hose

You may need to purchase an additional length of pool hose to connect from your heat pump to the pool

We sell both 1.5″ and 1.25″ pool hose

Hose and Pipe Fittings

Please click on this link to add some to your basket – Hose and pipe fittings

12. Delivery

The price includes FREE UK delivery.

We can ship the Pico Reversible heat pumps to any country. Please contact us for a shipping quote.

13. Warranty

The Pico Reversible heat pumps come with a 2-year warranty

  • 2-years parts warranty on all components in the UK
  • Warranty subject to the unit being installed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

14. Technical Support

We are happy to provide technical support for all swimming pool heat pumps that we supply. Please call us and we will advise you further.

15. Product Literature

Please see the Product Literature tab at the top of the page for the user manual and brochure

Please click the links below to download pdf brochures for these products

 

11. Customer Photos

16. Assistance

If you need any assistance or advice as to which model would be best for your pool, please feel free to Contact Us

for more information, also see our FAQs page

All items sold in accordance with our terms and conditions

for all enquiries, please contact us at enquiries@heatpumps4pools.com

Note: The Pico Reversible have a built in water flow switch and therefore need sufficient water flow rate to operate the flow switch. The manufacturer’s stated MINIMUM flow rates are 3kw= 1.3m3/hr, 4kw = 2m3/hr and 5kw- 2.5m3/hr, however please note that this is the flow rate required at the heat pump. In order to allow for reduction in flow rate caused buy the pipes. etc, we recommmend that a pump/filter with a HIGHER flow rate is used to allow for the reduction caused by the pipes etc. Eg a pump/filter with a system flow rate of approx  2.8m3/hr or more to operate should be sufficient.

 

Please click the links below to download pdf brochures for these products

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Delivery

The prices shown include FREE UK delivery for orders over £50 or £6.50 for orders under £50

We can ship to any country. Please contact us for a shipping quote.

The lead time on most items is normally on a 1-2 day delivery,  subject to availability. Please call to check availability.

Additional information

Weight 20 kg
KW

3kw, 4kw, 5kw

Phase

Single Phase

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