Clim8zone Heat Pump

Heat Pumps for Hot Tubs

Snorkel Hot Tubs is proud to be able to offer the Balboa Clim8zone heat pump, the most efficient hot tub heat pump on the market.  Whether you want soothing luxurious hot water or an invigorating cold plunge, the Clim8zone does it all with its exclusive energy saving technology.

Until recently, heat pumps were not effective for heating hot tubs with air temperatures much below 60°F. Now, the Clim8zone works to provide heat to your hot tub with ambient air temperatures as low as -4°F/-20°C.  Working with the auxiliary Power Pak™ heater to accelerate heating, it can provide cost savings up to 75% or more.

Want to use your tub as a cold plunge?  The Clim8zone has that covered.  It can chill the water down to 46F.  That’s well below the generally recommended therapeutic temperature range of 50-60F.

When used with an electric heat Power Pak control system you can set the system to operate in manual mode or automatic Smart Mode.  In Manual mode the user selects whether they want fast heat or slow heat.  Fast heat relies more on the electric heater and is less energy efficient.  Slow heat relies more on the Clim8zone heat pump and is the most efficient.

Automatic mode is the simplest mode.  In automatic mode the system uses artificial intelligence to determine the optimum blend of resistance heating from the electric heat elements v. heat from the Clim8zone heat pump.

Not only is the Clim8zone the most efficient heat pump on the market, it is the quietest, operating at less then 50dBA.  Plus, the system uses Balboa’s patented automatic flow control valve. With the automatic control valve, unlike other systems, you don’t have to constantly worry about how to manually adjust gate or ball valves to try to get the correct amount of water flow to the heat pump. The control valve handles it all, whether the pump is on high speed or low speed.

Best of all, it is manufactured and backed by Balboa with their network of parts and service.

When the weather is sunny and hot you can use your Balboa Clim8zone to cool off your tub for a cool and refreshing dip.  Or, you can turn it way down and into a cold plunge.  The reported benefits include  mood boost, increased circulation and metabolism and reduced inflammation

Colder weather is when most people really enjoy their hot tub.  Now, you can enjoy your luxurious soak and save up to 75% on your electricity bill while doing it.  The eco-friendly Clim8zone is easily configured to work on its own or with auxiliary electric heat


Auto Smart Mode

  • With variable output heating and cooling capacity,
    the Clim8zone™ pump will automatically switch
    back to heating mode when the temperature drops.
  • The Clim8zone™ built-in computer automatically
    adjusts the compressor frequency using an artificial intelligence algorithm that is based on ambient air temp, water temp and other factors.

Manual High Mode

  • The highest heating capacity and fastest water heating
  • Low COP (i.e. low energy efficiency)
  • High compressor frequency – does not adjust based on environmental conditions

Manual Low Mode

  • The slowest and lowest heating capacity
  • High COP (i.e. high energy efficiency)
  • Low compressor frequency – does not adjust based on environmental conditions

Operating the Clim8zone couldn’t be easier using the intuitive SpaTouch spaside control panel

Set the temperature mode
Press the Clim8zone™ button to enter the Clim8zone™ screen

Select a Temperature Mode
Heat only, Cool only, Heat and Cool (default) or disabled

Save Your Setting
Press the save button to save your setting or the cancel button to cancel your setting

Once you’ve set the Clim8zone to your specifications,  sit back and let it do the rest.

CLIM8ZONE™ | Additional Features and Benefits

Features and benefits of Clim8zone™

  1. Unlike other spa heat pumps on the market, Clim8zone™ functions at low ambient air temperatures (-20ºC/-4ºF) in colder climates
  2. Operates quietly at less than 50dBA
  3. Variable speed compressor with smart algorithm
  4. Fully integrated with the BP Systems and uses the same spa heating pump as the spa’s traditional electric element heater
  5. Features a typical energy efficiency (COP) of 5 to 10 times a traditional spa heater and may reach up to 15 times in certain operating conditions, using less energy to keep the water hot, providing smart savings
  6. Allows the spa user to set the spa BP Control System to utilize the Clim8zone™ Heat Pump alone, the spa’s traditional electric element heater alone, or both simultaneously when necessary