AquaCal ® Installation Manual Important Read this document before operating / installing this product For additional product manuals and operation / installation procedures, please visit www.AquaCal.com LTP0098 REV 2...
SECTION 1 - CONTACTING AQUACAL AUTOPILOT, INC. For further assistance, please contact AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc. Technical Support. To better assist you, please have the heat pump model and serial number available. See "Identifying Model Specifications" on page 39. www.AquaCal.com Website Request Service Online www.AquaCal.com/request-heat-pump-service/...
CAUTION - Failure to heed the following may result in equipment damage. Maintain proper water chemistry in order to avoid damage to pump, filter, pool shell, etc. Water flow exceeding maximum flow rate requires a bypass. Damage due to excessive water flow will void warranty.
SECTION 3 - INSTALLATION WARNING - Failure to heed the following may result in injury or death. Installation of this equipment by anyone other than a qualified installer can result in a safety hazard. The information contained throughout the "Installation" section is intended for use by qualified installation technicians familiar with the swimming Pool / Spa safety standards.
® If needed, contact AquaCal Customer Support to obtain the correct anchoring kit information. Please have the heat pump model number and serial number when requesting support. See "Identifying Model Specifications" on page 39.
Overhead Clearance ® ® HeatWave SuperQuiet and TropiCal (Top View) 3.3.b Water Flow Rates Maintain water flow rates as indicated. Please note, these specifications relate to the heat pump only. Code- specified whole system turnover rates must be satisfied. CAUTION - Failure to heed the following may result in equipment damage. Water flow exceeding maximum flow rate may damage heat exchanger;...
B. Allow pressure to stabilize . Then check temperature again. Re-adjust valve leading away from the heat pump as needed. 10. Mark valves at these positions for future reference. Temperature differences are based on pool temperatures of 72° (+ or – 3° F). For water temperatures outside this range, contact AquaCal ® Technical Support. MODEL...
The basic plumbing configurations for typical installations are shown. ® If the installation does not closely follow any of the supplied plumbing diagrams, AquaCal Technical Support is available for installation advice and guidance. Air Source Heat Pump Plumbing Diagrams Heat Pump with water flows equal or less than maximum listed flow rate See "Water Flow Rates"...
Heat Pump with water flows greater than maximum listed flow rate See "Water Flow Rates" on page 6. Heat Pump with Spillover Spa (One filter Pump) Page - 10...
Heat Pump with Spillover Spa (Two filter Pumps) Heat Pump with Spillover Spa (ATV Installation) Heat Pump with Solar Panels in Plumbing Circuit Page - 11...
® . See "Available Accessories" on page 40. Plumbing unions are available from AquaCal CAUTION - Failure to heed the following may result in equipment damage. Do not use glue on the threaded portion of the equipment’s unions. A glued-in-place union will prevent the equipment from being properly winterized.
® ® TropiCal T035, T055, T075, TropiCal T090, T115, T135 ® HeatWave SuperQuiet SQ120R, SQ125, SQ145, SQ166R, SQ225 3.3.g In-Line Chlorine Feeders Place in-line chlorinators downstream from the heat pump and as low in elevation as possible. If an erosion type feeder is used, always install a Hartford Loop to protect internal heat pump components.
FLO . 7. Re-install heat pump access panel. ® If heat pump continues to operate without water flow, contact AquaCal Technical Support. Site-specific factors may require the installation of an external flow switch. See "Available Accessories"...
Electrical Standards Standards Title NFPA 70 The electrical installation must conform to the current version of the NEC, and all applicable local and state codes NFPA 70 Article 440 Standard for Safety for Electric Spas, Equipment Assemblies, and Associated Equipment NFPA 70 Article 680 Standard for Safety for Swimming Pool Pumps, Filters, and Chlorinators...
Schematics are located on the inside of the equipment access panel. PLEASE NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notice. ® Schematics are available by calling AquaCal Customer Support. Please have the complete model and serial number available. See "Identifying Model Specifications" on page 39.
If heat pump does not start, contact AquaCal Technical Support. 3.4.g Connecting Heat Pump to an External Controller To support a direct connection to an external controller, AquaCal ® heat pumps are equipped with optional terminal blocks. These terminals are on the microprocessor located on the low-voltage side of the electrical enclosure.
See "Reset to Factory Defaults Settings" on page 22. ® For further assistance, please contact AquaCal Technical Support. See "Contacting AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc." on page 1. PLEASE NOTE - Before changing multiple program options, it is recommended that the user lock option be disabled.
Table 3 - Default Program Parameters Chart DEFAULT CODE DESCRIPTION RANGE VALUE Call-Flex Options Set to off at the factory. Set at factory. Do not Pool Dead-Band Differential 1° adjust. Set at factory. Do not Spa Dead-Band Differential 1° adjust. Set to on (at 4 minutes) at Compressor Time Delay 1 (4 minutes)
Press the "Pool / Press "Up" or Spa" button until "Down" button. "0" - none JAO is displayed. "2" - two-wire "3" - three-wire Using FS2 interface Press "Up" or Press "Up" and Press "Pool / Spa" Press "Pool / Spa" "Down"...
DO NOT perform this operation if unsure of site specific settings or how to reset them on the heat pump. ® If a qualified technician is unavailable, please contact AquaCal Technical Support. See "Contacting AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc." on page 1.
SECTION 4 - OPERATION 4.1 Energizing Heat Pump Turn power on at external fuse box or breaker disconnect. Controller performs a lamp test. The display reads 888 . Controller then displays as normal. See "Display" on page 24. 4.2 Display Door The display panel is located in a door compartment on the front of the heat pump.
4.4.a Buttons Buttons Description Sliding your finger across the buttons from left to right will Display Lock temporarily disable the display lock. Pool / Spa Select either the pool or the spa thermostat. Used to increase temperature set point and navigate Up Arrow though menu options.
Display Description Select water temperature format (in either Celsius or Fahrenheit). Enable heat pump lockout feature. Select passcode to lock the keyboard. This is a Service Entry Point (not intended for use by the owner). The LOC code permits service personnel to enter a factory passcode to access adjustable calibration and site dependent setup parameters.
4.6 Setting Operating Mode Heat Cool Automatic Deactivate Mode Mode Heat / Cool Mode Heat Pump Heating / Cooling modes only available on select equipment. Confirm heat pump features before setting a mode. 4.7 Selecting Celsius or Fahrenheit Hold "UP" and Press "UP or "DOWN"...
Do not confuse a user-lock with the display lock. See "Display Lock" on page 23. If LOC is briefly displayed, followed by a "0", the heat pump is already locked. ® If the user-lock code has been misplaced, please contact AquaCal Customer Service for further assistance.
NOTE - After three seconds of inactivity, the heat pump's display lock will activate. See "Display Lock" on page 23. ® If the user-lock code has been misplaced, please contact AquaCal Customer Service for further assistance. Page - 28...
4.12 Operating Heat Pump (With an External Controller) Controller with an internal thermostat control Activating Heat Pump 1. Set the desired temperature at the external controller. 2. Use the external controller to select either the "Pool" or "Spa" to heat. Deactivating Heat Pump Set the external controller to "OFF".
SECTION 5 - MAINTENANCE 5.1 Water Chemistry Check water chemistry regularly and maintain within recommended levels. Standards for commercial applications vary in different areas. Follow all local applicable codes. CAUTION - Failure to heed the following may result in equipment damage. Do not allow water to flow through heat pump when refinishing or acid washing a pool.
• The trademarks used in approved cleaning and polishing agents are property of their owners and are not ® related to AquaCal 5.3 Planned Maintenance An annual inspection and maintenance program is strongly recommended starting no longer than one year after installation of the heat pump.
RECOMMENDED INSPECTION CHECKLIST: Check Air Temperature Change through Evaporator Check and Clean Condensate Drains Check Capacitor Value Check Compressor Amperage Draw Check Electrical Connections Check Flow / Pressure Switch Check Operating Controls and Temperature Sensors Check Water Chemistry Check Proper Voltage to Unit Check Refrigerant Levels Check Relay Contacts Check Water Flow...
® Titanium ThermoLink Exchanger (with Internal Drain) 1. Disconnect the plumbing to the heat pump at connection unions (removal is counter- Internal clockwise). Drain 2. Remove internal drain plug. 3. Allow water to drain completely from the heat pump. Expect to see a lot of water drain out at first, and then a small amount to continue to drain out over a long period.
A fault code indicates a specific issue or condition that will require action before the equipment can resume operating. Please perform the following troubleshooting. If the issue reoccurs, please contact AquaCal ® Technical Support. See "Contacting AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc." on page 1.
The refrigerant system’s low-pressure switch is showing as open. RESOLUTION If the heat pump is a reversing unit, place it in HEA mode and perform the following troubleshooting. 1. Check for proper fan operation. If fan is not operating, contact AquaCal ® Technical Support.
CAUTION - Failure to heed the following may result in equipment damage. Service by unauthorized personnel will void the factory warranty. Please perform the following troubleshooting. For further assistance, please contact AquaCal ® Technical Support. See "Contacting AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc." on page 1.
Heat Pump Won’t Shut Off PLEASE NOTE When heat pump is set to " OFF ", the display will show either the water temperature or FLO . 1. Confirm the heat pump has reached the desired temperature set on the thermostat. The heat pump will continue to run until the set temperature is reached.
Water Coming From Heat Pump The water may be normal condensation produced as a by-product of the heat pump's refrigeration process. The heat pump can produce 8 to 10 gallons of condensation per day depending on the humidity of the ambient air.
SECTION 7 - APPENDIX 7.1 Identifying Model Specifications 1. Find Data Plate - The data plate is usually posted on the Data Plate Example side of the equipment or the inside of the heat pump's access plate. 2. Find the model number on the data plate. The first letters and numbers indicate the model type.
7.2 Weights NOTE: Specifications subject to change. Model Type Model Number Install Weight ® TropiCal T035 188 Pounds ® TropiCal T055 180 Pounds ® TropiCal T075 200 Pounds ® TropiCal T090 255 Pounds ® TropiCal T115 259 Pounds ® TropiCal T135 287 Pounds ®...
Site voltage drop is minimized and utilities are not subjected to large in-rush demands of electrical current. ® Part number is based on number of heat pump's to be controlled. Call AquaCal Customer Support for assistance with correct configuration.