The Jandy Jxi is their lastest pool heater launched in 2014. It is available in three sizes 200k, 260k and 400k BTU/hr for either natural gas or propane.
The key selling points of this heater are is compact size, low weight, ease of installation and ease of use/maintenance.
In 2016 Jandy introduced “VersaFlo Integrated Bypass technology” on some models and also offers a kit for as an easy retrofit to any JXi on site. This offers “up to 20 percent additional energy savings”. It is integrated into the header and automatically bypasses the heat exchanger when heat is not required.
The JXi is a low-NOx model with a thermal efficiency of 83% which surpasses DOE energy efficiency requirements. Its key features are:
- Compact Size – It has a 2′ x 2′ footprint (28% less than its major competitors).
- Lightweight Design – Weighs under 126 pounds which makes it easier to transport, manoeuvre and install (38% lighter than major competitors).
- Easy Installation – Is designed to make it easy to install in place of products from competitors, as well as older Jandy heaters. Includes a 180° rotatable top so you never need to rotate headers and uses the Versa Plumb system.
- Easy Maintenance – Features an electrical panel which flips up for ease of service.
- Easy to Control – Digital control panel for easy temperature control and running diagnostics, which is Aqualink compatible and allows control from a smart phone.
The heater has copper fin heat exchanger tubes for efficient heat transfer and a corrosion-resistant stainless steel header bar for heat exchanger durability. There are also corrosion-resistant temperature sensors for reliable operation and to ensure fast consistent start-ups there is hot surface ignition.
Jandy say that the heater was designed with input from installers and service technicians so the good reviews it gets should not be a surprise. It is also popular with pool owners due it its small footprint. So Jandy have another sucessful product here.
These heaters are not as widely available as they were however INYOpools have a good range. To see their prices – Click Here.