AquaCal TropiCal Heat Pump 132,000 BTU - T135



Part # T135

By Aqua Cal



Part # T135

Product Description

TropiCal®   is quality heat pump designed to fit any budget.

  • High performance titanium heat exchanger
  • Microprocessor controlled defrost cycle allows operation down to mid to low 40s °F
  • Lockable, flip-out control panel protected against sun and weather
  • Built-in drain pan for condensate management
  • Impact resistant, rust and fade proof cabinet
  • Quieter than conventional heat pumps

Rated in accordance with ARI standard 1160. Specifications subject to change. 

*BTUs based on 80/80/80 (water temp/ambient air/relative humidity)

Product Specifications

132,000 BTU
Heat Exchanger:
60 Hz
Minimum Circuit Ampacity:
Recommended Breaker Size:
Min Flow Rate:
30 GPM
Max Flow Rate:
70 GPM
34" L x 34" W x 39" H
287 lbs.

?     Asked on 5/9/2020 by robert tata

will i need a cement pad under the heater

A  Answered on 5/11/2020 by Aqua Cal

Good Morning Mr. Tata, Hope you are doing well. Please see excerpt from installation manual. Mounting Pad Requirements The heat pump's base must be installed on a flat and level surface that completely supports the entire base. Build the heat pump pad out of concrete or other code-approved material. Confirm the pad can support the weight of the heat pump. See "Weights" Elevate the pad enough to allow for drainage. Make sure the pad is flat and level. Have the pad support the entire heat pump base in all directions. Do not install the heat pump on soil or grass. Do not allow the heat pump base to touch the building's foundation. Do not place the heat pump directly on a concrete floor. This can cause noise to be transmitted to an occupied space. If necessary install vibration dampers between the heat pump base and floor. Equipment pad must meet all requirements of authorities having code-related jurisdiction. Thanks, Robert

?     Asked on 3/8/2020 by LISA

My pool is 20ft. By 40 feet. How large would an AquaCal Tropical heat pump need to be versus a 400,00 Raypac Heater. I live on a mountain that is roughly 1900 ft. Above sea level in Unadilla NY. What do you believe would be the better heater for me?

A  Answered on 3/10/2020 by Aqua Cal

Good Morning Lisa, Hope you are doing well. Assuming a pool season of Mid-May through September, the T135 heat pump would work well for your pool. In the beginning of the season & at the end, the unit will run about 19-20 hours a day to maintains 82 degrees. If you have any questions, please feel free to call AquaCal at 727-823-5642. Thanks Robert Brown AquaCal Tech Support

?     Asked on 7/8/2019 by Jack

What size and type of electrical cables are required to run this unit?

A  Answered on 7/9/2019 by Aqua Cal

Good Morning Jack, Hope you are doing well. I can tell you that you need two hot wires & a ground wire. You need a minimum of a 50 amp or maximum of a 60 amp breaker for the machine. Wire size has to be determined by an electrician on site as this depends on the full run of the wiring. Thanks, AquaCal Tech Support

?     Asked on 6/4/2017 by Bob

Specs say 60 amp breaker, question and answer says 50 amp. I ran into this same issue on the comparable Raypak model. Other sites say 50 amp needed. Can you please clarify required breakers?

A  Answered on 6/4/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello, These units require 60 amp breaker.

?     Asked on 2/17/2017 by steve

Does the T135 also cool besides heat?

A  Answered on 2/17/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Steve. The T135 unit only heats.

?     Asked on 4/19/2016 by Chris

What are the dimensions of the T135? Website shows 28" wide, but manual shows larger?

A  Answered on 4/20/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Chris - The measurements are 38" x 29" x 44" (LxWxH).

?     Asked on 3/20/2016 by Nick

What is the difference between AquaCal's TropiCal line and their more expensive HeatWave SuperQuiet line?

A  Answered on 3/22/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Bob D.

The TropiCal is an economy heat pump designed to fit any budget. It is perfect for above-ground pools and small in-ground pools. At 55 dB, AquaCal's HeatWave SuperQuiet heat pumps are virtually silent from 10ft. away! All of our HeatWave SuperQuiet Heat Pumps are fully tested and certified by AHRI. Now, most of the HeatWave SuperQuiet models are ICEBREAKERS® - heat and cool! For more Information, please visit Aqualcal Tropical or Aqualcal Heatwave .

?     Asked on 12/17/2014 by Bob

What size breaker do I need for disconnect for a T 135?

A  Answered on 12/17/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Brian M.

Hello Bob - The Minimum Circuit Ampacity for T135 is 50, while the Maximum Fuse Size is 60.


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