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Aquacal Tropicool TC500 Operation Manual

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AquaCal
Operation Manual
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WATER CHILLER
Important
Read this document before operating / installing this product
For additional product manuals and operation / installation procedures, please visit www.AquaCal.com
LTM0884 REV 2d

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  • Page 1 ® AquaCal Operation Manual ® WATER CHILLER Important Read this document before operating / installing this product For additional product manuals and operation / installation procedures, please visit www.AquaCal.com LTM0884 REV 2d...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Contacting AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc. Safety Instructions 1 - Operation 1.1 Display Door 1.2 Energizing Chiller 1.3 Wake Up Chiller 1.4 Display Panel 1.4.a Buttons 1.4.b Display 1.4.c Indicator Lights 1.5 User Level Programming 1.5.a User Level Factory Defaults 1.5.b Selecting Celsius or Fahrenheit...
  • Page 4: Contacting Aquacal Autopilot, Inc

    Repair and service of chiller must be performed by an authorized service center. Warranties may be voided if the equipment has been improperly installed, maintained or serviced. If service is deemed necessary, please see "Contacting AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc." on page 1. SAFETY SIGNALS Throughout this document, safety signals have been placed where particular attention is required.
  • Page 5 Failure to heed the following may result in injury or death. WARNING Installation and repairs must be performed by a qualified technician. The chiller contains refrigerant under pressure. Repairs to the refrigerant circuit must not be attempted by untrained and / or unqualified individuals. Service must be performed only by qualified HVAC technicians.
  • Page 6: Operation

    1 - Operation 1.1 Display Door The display panel is located in a door compartment on the front of the chiller. This compartment is designed to protect the display against harsh weather. It can also be padlocked for extra security. Press the bottom of the panel to open the display panel door.
  • Page 7: Buttons

    1.4.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.
  • Page 8: User Level Programming

    Failure to heed the following may result in damage to equipment. NOTICE Unauthorized adjustments in the Installer Menu (beyond the LOC menu) may void the chiller's warranty. For further assistance, please see "Contacting AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc." on page Table 1 - Factory Defaults Default Code...
  • Page 9: Selecting Celsius Or Fahrenheit

    1.5.b Selecting Celsius or Fahrenheit Press and Hold Press "UP or "UP" and "DOWN" "DOWN" button to until CF1 displays. select. "0" - Celsius "1" - Fahrenheit 1.5.c Setting Operating Mode 1. Press "Mode / Enter" button until desired mode is displayed. 2.
  • Page 10: User Lock Option (Enable)

    Do not confuse a user-lock with the display lock. See "Wake Up Chiller" on page 3. If LOC is briefly displayed, followed by a "0", the chiller is already locked. ® If the user-lock code has been misplaced, please contact AquaCal for further assistance. Hold "UP" and Press "UP or...
  • Page 11: User Lock Option (Disable)

    NOTE - After ten seconds of inactivity, the chiller's display lock will activate. See "Wake Up Chiller" on page 3. ® If the user-lock code has been misplaced, please contact AquaCal for further assistance. Page - 8...
  • Page 12: Operating Chiller (With An External Controller)

    1.5.h Operating Chiller (With an External Controller) Controller with an internal thermostat control Activating Chiller 1. Set the desired temperature at the external controller. 2. Use the external controller to select either the "Pool" or "Spa" to heat. Deactivating Chiller Set the external controller to "OFF".
  • Page 13: Maintenance

    2 - Maintenance 2.1 Water Chemistry Check water chemistry regularly and maintain within recommended levels. Standards vary in different residential and commercial applications. Follow all local applicable codes. Failure to heed the following may result in damage to equipment. NOTICE Do not allow water to flow through chiller when refinishing or acid washing a pool.
  • Page 14: Cleaning Equipment

    2.2 Cleaning Equipment Cleaning and polishing your chiller regularly can protect its appearance and longevity. More frequent servicing may be required for chillers located in sandy or coastal areas where sand and salt spray can damage equipment. Failure to heed the following may result in injury or death. WARNING Possible electric shock hazard - Deactivate power to all electrical devices on the pad when washing chiller.
  • Page 15: Clearances

    Table 3 - Polishing Agents • The trademarks used in approved cleaning and polishing agents are property of their owners and are not related to AquaCal ® 2.3 Clearances Proper air circulation is required for the chiller to operate efficiently. The following diagrams show the minimum clearances required for the proper operation of the chiller.
  • Page 16: Water Flow Rates

    2.5 Water Flow Rates Maintain water flow rates as indicated. Please note, these specifications relate to the chiller only. Code- specified whole system turnover rates must be satisfied. Failure to heed the following may result in damage to equipment. NOTICE Water flow exceeding maximum flow rates will negatively affect the total pool filtration performance and may damage the chiller.
  • Page 17: Planned Maintenance

    Table 4 - Temperature Chart PLEASE NOTE - Temperature differences are based on pool water temperatures of 69° to 75° F. ® For water temperatures outside this range, contact AquaCal . See "Contacting AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc." on page 1. 2.7 Planned Maintenance An annual inspection and maintenance program is strongly recommended starting no later than one year after installation of the chiller.
  • Page 18: Winterizing

    Recommended Inspection Checklist:     1. Clean Evaporator Coil     2. Clean Condenser Coil     3. Check Contactor Points     4. Check Fan Capacitor Values     5. Check Fan Blade Clearances     6. Clean Chiller Cabinet     7. Check Flow / Pressure Switch     8. Apply Rust Inhibitors (As applicable)     9.
  • Page 19 Light Freeze Conditions A light freeze is when the ambient air temperature falls below 32 degrees Fahrenheit for less than 8 hours. Typically during light freeze conditions circulating (or moving) water will not freeze. Temporarily activate the filter pump for continuous operation during light freeze conditions. Hard Freeze Conditions A hard freeze is when the ambient air temperature falls below 32 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 8 hours.
  • Page 20: Appendix

    3 - Appendix 3.1 Identifying Model Specifications 1. Find Data Plate - The data plate is usually posted on the side of the equipment or the inside of the chiller's access Data Plate Example plate. 2. Find the model number on the data plate. The first letters and numbers indicate the model type.
  • Page 21: Cooling Recommendations

    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 chillers to be controlled. Call AquaCal for assistance with correct configuration. See "Contacting AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc." on page 1.
  • Page 22 Temperature Port Kit This kit is used to install a temperature port. This port can be used to adjust water flow using Delta-T. The kit comes with port, installation components, and a temperature probe. PART NUMBER Kit # (STK0096) Page - 19...
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting

    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 see "Contacting AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc." on page 1. Failure to heed the following may result in injury or death. WARNING Repairs must not be attempted by untrained or unqualified individuals.
  • Page 24 Determine if an insufficient amount of air is being supplied to the equipment. ® 1. Check for proper fan operation. If fan is not operating, contact AquaCal 2. Check for obstructed air flow around the chiller. See "Clearances" on page 12.
  • Page 25: Issues And Resolutions

    Service by unauthorized personnel will void the factory warranty. Please perform the following troubleshooting. For further assistance, please see "Contacting AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc." on page 1. Display Panel Not Responding 1. If the chiller is controlled be an external controller, confirm the external controller settings. See "Operating Chiller (With an External Controller)"...
  • Page 26 Chiller Not Running 1. Confirm equipment is receiving power. Is the chiller display illuminated? If not, confirm the main breaker (located at the power supply panel) and the disconnect switch (located near the chiller) are both turned on. If the display still does not illuminate, it is recommended that the chiller installer or electrician confirms chiller is receiving power.
  • Page 27 Water Coming From Chiller The water may be normal condensation produced as a by-product of the chiller's refrigeration process. The chiller can produce 8 to 10 gallons of condensation per day depending on the humidity of the ambient air. Determine if the water is condensation or a possible leak. 1.

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