ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) added Heat Pump Pool and Spa Heaters as its newest product section.

“The product section was approved by ARI’s board of directors on Nov. 17, 2002, and is an exciting opportunity to bring together manufacturers of heat pump pool and spa heaters to ensure that approved standards are maintained, and that a dialogue among industry leaders is established,”said Henry Hwong, ARI’s director of product sections. According to ARI, members of its Heat Pump Pool and Spa Heaters Product Section carefully define its scope to include “factory-made assembly containing the air moving device, compressor, and refrigerant-to-water exchanger using ambient air as the heat source. Heat pump pool heaters shall provide function of heating pool/spa water with controlled temperature, but may include the functions of water cooling.”

AquaCal and Energy Utilization Systems are charter companies in the newly established section.

Publication date: 03/10/2003