The Heatstar Phoenix EC is a hybrid heat recovery ventilation system that incorporates three different, highly effective technologies working together to create what can be reasonably claimed to be the optimum environmental control solution for high specification pools.

An optimum environmental control solution for pools

The technologies focus on three main areas: The fans used in the units, optimising heat recovery ('free' heat) and energy efficient dehumidification.

Firstly, the use of "Blue EC" on-demand fan technology with backward curved fans, the most energy efficient fans on the market. These digital fans utilise "auto-fan" technology whereby the speed and power of the air-recirculation fan is managed automatically to enable significant energy savings whenever there is low demand.

Secondly, Heatstar use cross-flow recuperators to optimise heat recovery.  The recuperator passively conducts heat from the exhausted pool room air via a series of adjoining plates directly to the incoming colder fresh air. This process, in combination with the dehumidification heat pump, produces unrivalled levels of heat recovery.

Last but by no means least, Heatstar utilise energy efficient dehumidification. The unit's dehumidification heat pump creates a cold evaporator coil to condense the moisture present in the air to reduce humidity levels. Through this process the heat pump absorbs both latent and sensible energy which is upgraded and recycled back into both the pool room air and pool water. Efficiencies of over 380% are possible through this process.

This all demonstrates that Heatstar, after nearly 45 years of design and innovation continue to be at the cutting edge of swimming pool environmental control systems.