Hayward Heat Pro Heat Pump 50k BTU Digital Display Above Ground Pool - HP50TA



Part # HP50TA

By Hayward Pool Products

  4.77 Average  



Part # HP50TA

Product Description

The Ideal Heat Pump for Maintaining the Perfect Water Temperature. Don’t let cool water temperatures limit your pool or spa use.

High-performance, energy efficient Hayward® HeatPro® heat pumps quietly and economically maintain your ideal water temperature at all times. They even let you start your swim season earlier and end it later — all while consuming less energy than natural gas heaters and lowering your operating costs by up to 80 percent.

The Hayward HeatPro Series of heat pumps offers an alternative to your pool heating options. With its unique Titanium Heat Exchanger, HeatPro heat pumps heat pool water more efficiently for a fraction of the cost of gas. Depending upon individual use and application of your pool, a heat pump may be right for you.

Hayward HeatPro heat pumps incorporate titanium counterflow heat exchangers for unrivaled and uncompromising performance – even under the harshest conditions. Other key features include: An Ultra Gold corrosion-resistant evaporator fin for increased durability in coastal environments; heavyduty super-quiet scroll compressors; durable injection-molded UV-resistant body panels that are impervious to rust and deterioration; stainless steel hardware; and a polyethylene screen to protect the evaporator coil from damage. Plus Hayward HeatPro heat pumps are lightweight, compact and easy to install or service, making them ideal for both new pools and spas and existing system upgrades.


  • ArmourCoil Protected Heat Exchanger Armour coil heat exchangers are protected with an exclusive coating that isolates the metal from chemically treated water preventing corrosion.
  • Digital L.E.D. Control Panel Easy to read LED panel provides digital temperature read out and quick diagnostic indentification.
  • Protective Screen Vinyl coated steel screen that protects the evaporator coil from damage.
  • Deep Base Pan Compact footprint allows for easy installations and is ideal for retrofit replacements.


  • 1 Year Warranty on manufacturer defects
  • 3 Year Warranty on Compressor (parts only)
  • 8 Year Warranty on Titanium Tube (parts only)

Product Specifications

50,000 BTU
Pool Size:
Up to 13,000 gal.
Coefficient of Performance:
60 Hz
Recommended Breaker Size:
Min Flow Rate:
30 GPM
Max Flow Rate:
75 GPM
31.25" dia x 40" h
120 lbs.
3280 W
Compressor Size:
3.25 HP
Heat Exchanger:
Max Water Temp:
104 °F

?     Asked on 4/25/2017 by Chris from San Antonio TX

Hi, I am getting a 9K Gal fiberglass in-ground pool that includes a small built in spa with spill over. My two options for Heat pumps are this model and the bigger HP21404T. I want to know if for this size pool and my area is it worth spending the extra money to get the bigger pump or will this one do fine?Also can this heat pump be set up to work the spa independently of the pool? Meaning can I have the spa at 100 deg and the pool at 85 with this one pump? I will have an aqua plus T9 salt too

A     Answered on 4/25/2017 by Scott W.

I would not recommend one smaller than the 95,000 BTU model, HP21004T.

?     Asked on 2/15/2017 by

current and voltage requirements

A     Answered on 2/16/2017 by Lennox H.

Hi, A 20-30 Amp 230 volt breaker is required.

?     Asked on 11/21/2016 by Abby

How long will this take to heat my 10k in ground pool 8 degrees?

A     Answered on 11/21/2016 by Adam Y.

Good morning Abby, One of are customers wrote.Great product. Works the first time turn it on. Heat the 12x24 pool in 8 hours from 60F to 85F in combination with solar heater. Recommnend for small swimming pool less than 13,000 gallons. The price is lower compare to other brands. Easy set up and installation. Very quiet. I would say it would take 4-6hours

?     Asked on 9/2/2016 by

will this heater heat my 17000 gal. in ground pool

A     Answered on 9/16/2016 by Stacey M.

Hello, you might want to use a Hayward Heat Pro Heat Pump 95,000 BTU - HP21004T for 17k pool.

?     Asked on 7/29/2016 by sam schifanella

I usually take my filter and pump inside for the winter, would it damage the heat pump to leave it outside during the winter? If not, should I drain the water? Is there a cover for the Heat Pump?

A     Answered on 7/30/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Sam, Yes, you can leave the heat pump outside during the winter, you will have to winterize it which will require draining the water out of the unit. You can also use a Pool Heat Pump Cover.

?     Asked on 6/16/2016 by Bud

I see that your model HP50HA must be installed above the level of the pool water. Does this unit have the same requirement? I have a 15 Ft Dia above ground pool (5,280 gallons) in Allentown PA. The pump and filter are at the same level as the bottom of the pool. I need to decide between the two units, please advise

A     Answered on 6/16/2016 by Scott W.

That unit will work with all above grove pools.

?     Asked on 6/9/2016 by Jules

Can this be used with Intex hard sided above ground pools?

A     Answered on 6/10/2016 by Scott W.

Yes, that'll work with all above ground pools.

?     Asked on 6/7/2016 by Wayne

How many electric amps to run 50'000 heat pump

A     Answered on 6/9/2016 by Joe S.

Recommended Breaker Size for this unit is a 30 amp.

?     Asked on 6/7/2016 by

Does it have 1 1/2 in. fittings for hookup?

A     Answered on 6/7/2016 by Patrick P.

This unit comes with 2" plumbing connections and you would need to purchase a standard 1-1/2" x 2" reducer bushing at your local hardware store for 1-1/2" plumbing.

?     Asked on 5/31/2016 by Pam

What size of electrics heat pump would I need for a 28ft above ground pool

A     Answered on 6/2/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Pam, This 50K Heat Pump is sufficient for a 28ft above ground pool. If you want to heat your pool faster you can go with the HP21004T unit

?     Asked on 5/26/2016 by Jason

Is there a minimum flow rate GPH/GPM required for using this heat pump? My flow rate is about 37GPH. Thanks!

A     Answered on 5/27/2016 by Alan M.

Hello Jason,  A flow rate of 30-75 gpm is the optimal flow rate needed in order for this unit to operate efficiently.

?     Asked on 5/25/2016 by lucia

Can I plug this into a 220 line

A     Answered on 5/25/2016 by Dennis R.

Hi Lucia. The HP50TA is designed to run on 220V.

?     Asked on 5/21/2016 by

is a 20 amp breaker sufficient ?

A     Answered on 5/21/2016 by Patrick P.

Yes a 20 amp breaker will be sufficient.

?     Asked on 4/8/2016 by Lou

What is the optimal gpm through this heat pump for it to operate efficiently? I know the range is 30 to 75 gpm.

A     Answered on 4/8/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Lou, A flow rate of 30-75 gpm is the optimal flow rate needed in order for this unit to operate efficiently.

?     Asked on 3/28/2016 by darrell quamme


A     Answered on 3/28/2016 by Andy O.

Darrell- There is not cord that comes with this unit. You would get an electrical whip to connect from your 20 amp breaker to this unit.

?     Asked on 3/16/2016 by Tony zheng

Is there a security lock on the control panel so that my kids wont massing with it? If no, do you have a model that has that feature?

A     Answered on 3/17/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Tony, This unit does not have a screen lock feature, the HP50HA does have a screen lock feature.

?     Asked on 3/14/2016 by tony zheng

hi, i have a 11000 gallon above ground pool. i am in new jersey. would this work for me?

A     Answered on 3/16/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Tony, This unit will work to heat your 11,000 gallon pool.

?     Asked on 3/12/2016 by

Would this heater work on a 15x30 above ground pool or do we need higher btu's? Thanks for your feedback.

A     Answered on 3/15/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi, This unit can be used to heat a 15'x30' above ground pool, however you can choose a unit with a higher BTU which will heat the pool faster.

?     Asked on 9/9/2015 by Sue

We have an above ground pool. It is a round 18'X54" deep. We live in central Iowa. I am wondering if this heat pump would be big enough to warm our water up to 85 degrees in early June and again for the month of September?

A     Answered on 9/10/2015 by Brian M.

Any size heat will get the water to a desired temp. It just matters what the ambient temperature is, the humidity and what kind of heat retention you have in place. The higher the BTU's , the faster it gets to where you want. The warmer and more humid , the better these work. Also, a solar blanket, either a rolled out blanket or liquid blanket would fight the evaporation which is where your heat loss would occur.

?     Asked on 8/25/2015 by Raymond

What does PC mean when flashing

A     Answered on 8/26/2015 by Joe S.

Water temperature probe is short circuited or may be defective., this will need a service tech to be called to fix it.

?     Asked on 8/19/2015 by

Other than the orientation of the unit, what is the difference between this one and the HP50HA? I see they both are 50k BTU, but does one have more or different features than the other?

A     Answered on 8/24/2015 by Lennox H.

Hi,Other than the orientation on the unit the HP50HA model has a cooling mode to lower pool temperature and has 1-1/2" port for plumbing connections and the HP50TA does not have a cooling mode but has 2" port for plumbing connections. Other than the orientation on the unit

?     Asked on 7/15/2015 by Melissa

Can this unit be used on a small in-ground pool?

A     Answered on 7/15/2015 by Joe S.

Hello Melissa, Yes this Heat Pump Pool Size:Up to 13,000 gal. and only requires a breaker Circuit Amps20

?     Asked on 7/8/2015 by Brian K

I have a 21 Ft round above ground pool, I live about 50 Miles north of NYC, would this Hayward 50K Heat Pro suffice?

A     Answered on 7/8/2015 by Hector F.

During the warmer months out of the year I woud say yes but you would be using this unit basically at it's maximum capacity. I woud recommend using model HP21004T that you can view here, giving you more play room.

?     Asked on 6/21/2015 by

Would this product be good for just heating an in ground spa? Not really interested in heating the inground pool. Current Jandy went "toes up".

A     Answered on 6/22/2015 by Lennox H.

You can use the Hayward Heat Pro Heat Pump 50k BTU Digital Display Above Ground Pool on an in ground spa. Depending on the outside temperature and the water temperature you will have to turn on the heater a few hours before you want to use the spa versus a gas heater.

?     Asked on 6/16/2015 by daryll

I live on long island. Is this heat pump good enough for a 12'x24'?

A     Answered on 6/16/2015 by Dennis R.

Daryll - Depends on how long a season you want. If you want to extend into April and Octorber, you will need a larger heat pump like Raypak's 3350ti [68K BTUs] or their 4350ti [85K BTUs]. The Hayward 50K BTU heat pump would only maintain heat through part of May and September.

?     Asked on 6/15/2015 by kelly

is recommended to use pvc piping when installing plumbing or can a thick hose be used

A     Answered on 6/15/2015 by Patrick P.

Hi Kelly, PVC piping would be recommended over flex hose, the hose gets to soft when applied directly after the heater.

?     Asked on 6/9/2015 by

Is it okay to have a timer on your pool filter/pump, and have the heater on with the flo message shown or does that mess with the heater?

A     Answered on 6/9/2015 by Joe S.

No this can cause damanged to the heater. Possible causes: - The filter is in backwash position. - The filter pump is stopped. - The fi lter is dirty. - Shortage of water to pool pump. - Water pressure switch must be adjusted or it is broken

?     Asked on 6/4/2015 by mark from georgia

would this heater heat a 24 round above ground pool thanks

A     Answered on 6/4/2015 by Patrick P.

Hi Mark, Since you are in a warmer climate like Georgia then this heat pump would be good for a 24' round pool. If you were up in the northeast I would suggest going up to a larger unit like the Hayward 95,000 BTU Heat Pump.

?     Asked on 5/29/2015 by

Does your pool filter have to be ON, at the time your heater is working?

A     Answered on 5/29/2015 by Lennox H.

Yes, your pump has to be circulation the water through the Heat Pump in order for the Heat Pump to be able to Heat the pool.

?     Asked on 5/20/2015 by

Does this need a 30 amp breaker or a 20 amp?

A     Answered on 5/20/2015 by Patrick P.

We would recommend a 30 amp breaker for this heat pump.

?     Asked on 4/30/2015 by Joe Kane

We just purchased the Hayward HP50TA Heat Pump, along with a 1/2 lb. check valve, as we use an in-line chlorine distributor. In reading the literature that came with the heater, it specifies a 1/3 lb. check valve. Is it going to be a problem if I use the 1/2 lb., or do I need to exchange it for the 1/3 lb.?

A     Answered on 4/30/2015 by Lennox H.

Joe, Using the 1/2lb check valve should not be an issue as long as your pump can generate the proper GPM to open that check valve.

?     Asked on 4/28/2015 by

i have a 30 ft x 15 ft. above ground pool. what size heat pump would be effective for my pool.? the pool is 56 inches deep.

A     Answered on 4/28/2015 by Robert M.

We would recommend the Hayward HP21004T. This is the 95K BTU heat pump.

?     Asked on 4/24/2015 by Tom

Is this heat pump compatible with salt water pool? Are there any service providers in the Philadelphia area for warranty work?

A     Answered on 4/24/2015 by Lennox H.

Tom, This unit has a Titanium Heat Exchanger which will make it great to use on a salt water pool. You'll have to contact Hayward Pool Products to find out who they have in your area.

?     Asked on 3/14/2015 by Doug

How much current does this heat pump generate?

A     Answered on 3/16/2015 by Matt S.

Hello Doug, The circuit amps for the HP50TA is 20 A.

?     Asked on 1/24/2015 by

Do the heat pumps have to be filled with any type of refrigerant before use?

A     Answered on 1/26/2015 by Alex V.

Hello, you will not need to fill the heat pump with any refrigerant before use. You will simply need to plumb the unit in and connect the electric.

?     Asked on 1/16/2015 by Stan

Can this heat pump be used on a in-ground pool as well?

A     Answered on 1/16/2015 by Alex V.

Stan, The HP50TA can be used on small in ground pools.

?     Asked on 9/26/2014 by Guest

When this heater is installed, is there a required distance it needs to away from the pool?

A     Answered on 9/26/2014 by Patrick P.

A minimum clearance of 72 inches should be allowed above the unit for unrestricted air discharge. The unit must not be installed under a porch. Any side of the unit should be located at least 24 inches from a wall or from any other obstruction for unrestricted air intake and service access.

?     Asked on 9/23/2014 by Guest

The photo of the pool pump located at the top of the page is different than the photo in the Description tab below it. Which is the correct photo? Do you have the exact dimensions for this heater (length, width, height)?

A     Answered on 9/23/2014 by Patrick P.

The HP50TA is listed as a square heat pump. The dimensions are as follows: Width x Depth: 30¼" x 34"Height: 29".

?     Asked on 10/8/2013 by Guest

Is the refrigerant in Hayward heat pumps environmentally safe?

A     Answered on 10/8/2013 by Patrick P.

Yes. Hayward uses R-410A refrigerant in all their heat pumps.

?     Asked on 10/8/2013 by Guest

Can a heat pump be installed under a deck?

A     Answered on 10/8/2013 by Patrick P.

No. Any installation that causes the air being discharged from the top of the heat pump to be recirculated back into the heat pump will cause a loss of capacity and efficiency in the heat pump. Installation of a heat pump under a deck, or a low over hang will allow the air being discharged to be drawn back in by the heat pump.

?     Asked on 10/8/2013 by Guest

Can a heat pump be installed indoors?

A     Answered on 10/8/2013 by Patrick P.

Generally no. Heat Pumps work by transferring heat from the surrounding air to the pool water. If a heat pump is installed indoors there must be a continuous supply of warm air from which the heat pump can extract heat. If you must heat the air in the room before the heat pump can extract that heat to heat the pool, there would be no benefit to the heat pump.

?     Asked on 10/8/2013 by Guest

If I have a large pool pump will I need to have a flow meter for the heat pump?

A     Answered on 10/8/2013 by Patrick P.

According to Hayward their heat pumps have a flow rate range of 30 to 70 GPM, with an optimum flow rate of 45 GPM. If your pump is capable of significantly more flow than this, a flow meter is recommended to insure the flow rate is within the prescribed range.

?     Asked on 1/4/2013 by Guest

Can this Hayward heat pump run on 115/120 volt?

A     Answered on 1/4/2013 by Patrick P.

Unfortunately no. The HP50TA runs on 220/240V and requires a 30 amp breaker.


Review Summary

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14     1

 (5 out of 5 stars)  

from Gresham, OR ()

Pros: low price. Works great. Easy set up and installation

Cons: little big unit

Great product. Works the first time turn it on. Heat the 12x24 pool in 8 hours from 60F to 85F in combination with solar heater. Recommnend for small swimming pool less than 13,000 gallons. The price is lower compare to other brands. Easy set up and installation. Very quiet.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  


Very satisfied. Too bad Heat Pumps don't heat faster, but that is its nature.

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4     0

 (5 out of 5 stars)  Awesome Heat Pump

from North Alabama ()

Pros: Energy Efficient, Quiet, Easy to install

Cons: none

I Purchased the HP50TA heat pump at the beginning of summer and it is the beginning of October and the water is still warm. It is absolutely amazing! This product is energy efficient and easy to install. I am very happy with this purchase, and would highly recommend this product.

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7     0

 (5 out of 5 stars)  Hayward heat pump

from Cincinnati, Oh ()

Pros: Water is always warm, very quiet

Cons: Have to keep my dogs away from it

We have always had the problem of our pool water being cold, we had tried the solar panels but tired of leaks pipes everywhere and having to take them down every fall. This year we made the decision to get a heat pump and what a difference, we can use our pool every day, just preset the desired temp and you're done. We love it!

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7     1

 (5 out of 5 stars)  Great heat pump

from Bellmore, NY ()

Pros: Quite, digital display, efficient.

Cons: None

I purchased this Hayward heat pump to replace a 7 year old 55000 btu heat pump, that had a bad compressor. The 1st time I turned it on, it heated my 12x18 pool in half the time the old one did. It's also very quite. I strongly recommend this product.

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5     1

 (5 out of 5 stars)  Working Great

from Maryland ()

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

No problem heating 8-10,000 gallon pools.

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5     1

 (5 out of 5 stars)  What type of heater is best for me?

from Amherst, Ohio ()

Pros: Energy Efficient with the heat pump

Cons: None

i was not sure about the type of heater should I purchase and I settled on the heat pump. The unit came super fast and was able to hookup easily with the enclosed parts with minimal additional parts required to finish hookup. After the start up the pool water was at 74 degrees and in a day and a half it had raised it to 83. Since then the unit seams to barely run and maintains the temp for our swimming comfort.

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6     0

 (4 out of 5 stars)  


works just fine....heats pool quickly and operates quietly

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