Heat Pump Pool Heaters
Certification Program

Find AHRI Certified® Heat Pump Pool Heaters.


Related Standard
Product-Specific Operations Manual
General Operations Manual

Program Scope

A heat pump pool heater consists of one factory-made assembly, which contains the air moving device, compressor, refrigerant-to-water heat exchanger and air-to-refrigerant heat exchanger using ambient air as the heat source. Models may consist of more than one assembly to be used together for the purpose of cooling and heating water. Models with separate assemblies shall be designed to be used together, with certification based on the use of matched assemblies. Heat pump pool heaters shall provide the function of heating pool water to achieve a controlled temperature, but may include the functions of pool water cooling, air-heating, air cooling, air-circulating, air-cleaning, or dehumidifying.


Certified Ratings
  • Standard Rating Heating Capacity — High Air Temperature, Btu/h [W]
  • Standard Rating COP — High Air Temperature, watts/watt [W/W]
  • Standard Rating Heating Capacity — Low Air Temperature, Btu/h [W]
  • Standard Rating COP — Low Air Temperature, watts/watt [W/W]


The rules and procedures for obtaining and maintaining certification are detailed in the Resources section above. The specific Standard listed above details the technical requirements for rating and publishing your product performance, the AHRI General Operations Manual (OM) details the program operational rules that are generic to all of AHRI’s certification programs and lastly, the Product-specific Operations Manual provides the operational rules that are specific to this program along with the required documents and fees. Please ensure that you are familiar with the latest rules and procedures for this program.