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PLUG & PLAY – NO TOOLS NEEDED
- 3/4HP Cold Therapy Chiller with built in pump
- Barrel Bracket – no drilling required – continues to work with lid on via handles in lid. The Barrel Bracket will fit Ice Barrel™ brand of barrels **
- 50 micron filter
- Hoses with Quick Connect ends
- Fitting for barrel drain to attach quick connect hoses to.
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Whether you are new to cold therapy or a seasoned pro, you are likely doing it for the benefits that exposure to cold offers rather than the physical workout you’ll get from lugging all the ice needed to keep up with it. Let’s face it – keeping up with the amount of ice needed to keep a barrel cold can get to be quite the burden. Our chiller will keep your barrel cold effortlessly; this should lead to more consistent and frequent usage. Make the most out of your barrel by by going ICELESS!
The chiller can reach into the low 40’s, even down into high 30’s with the right conditions. Ambient temps and sun exposure account for the majority of the heat load on a cold therapy tub (your body heat is insignificant compared to the sun). Reducing the external heat load will improve chiller performance. Low to mid 40’s should be possible on a barrel setup even in full sun/less than ideal conditions.
Cost to Run (lower than most expect):
At $0.12/kWh the monthly cost of operation should be around $18-$28/month. The compressor and fan only turn on when cooling is needed; once the water reaches your set point they turn off and only the low wattage pump continues to run.
A common question we get revolves around setting the chiller up on a timer. Ideally, you’ll want to keep the water cold at all times. There are a few reasons for this –
- Cold water keeps bacteria (slimy walls) largely under control by slowing or stopping their growth. This significantly reduces the amount of maintenance needed to keep your water clean for longer periods of time. This means less frequent water changes as well as much lower levels of sanitizer being an effective dose (chlorine/hydrogen peroxide/etc.).
- If you are using it on a regular basis the amount of potential power savings will be fairly insignificant, the heat it would gain in the “off” period still needs to be removed when you turn it back on. So, if running it is normally costing $18-$28/month, you might be able to save $3-$5/month. However, you will have to change water and the filter more often, so it is unlikely to be a net cost savings.
- When you cut power to the chiller you also cut power to the pump. Pumps get the most wear and tear during startup; that’s when a pump is most likely to fail as well. Cycling the power to the chiller is just adding unnecessary wear and tear to the pump.
- 3/4HP High Efficiency Chiller
- 7,500 BTU/hr
- 56 dBA (fairly quiet)
- 110 – 120 Volts / 450 Watts / 3.9 Amps
- 14”W x 20”D x 12”H
- 53 Pounds
- Built in Pump
- 10′ power cord with GFCI protection
- Rain Proof* (*disconnect chiller and drain completely when ambient temps are freezing or below to prevent damage to chiller)
- 1 Year Product Warranty
- Proudly made in the USA