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Cold Therapy Chiller

(4 customer reviews)

$1,949.99$2,389.98

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  • 7,500 BTU/hr
  • Quick Connect fittings
  • 1 Year Product Warranty
  • Proudly made in the USA

 

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Description

Chiller includes:

  1. 3/4HP Cold Therapy Chiller with built in pump – outdoor rated!
  2. 2qty quick connect fittings to mate with fittings on the back of the chiller, fittings have 3/4″ barbs for connecting 3/4″ ID tubing to the chiller (tubing sold separately)
  3. Inline Screen – coarse filter to catch hair and large debris prior to chiller

 

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.  Lets face it – keeping up with the amount of ice needed to keep a ice bath cold can get to be quite the burden.  Our chiller will keep your ice bath cold effortlessly, this should lead to more consistent and frequent usage.    Make the most out of your ice bath by turning it into an iceless bath!

The chiller can reach into the low 40F’s, even down into high 30F’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 40F’s should be possible on a most +/-100 gallons setup even in full sun / less than ideal conditions. Our cold therapy chillers can be used indoors and outdoors, except in freezing conditions

 

We do not recommend putting the chiller in an area that cannot get wet as the chiller, along with the tubing, will produce condensation.

 

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’s a few reasons for this –

  1. 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 and that much lower levels of sanitizer being an effective doses (chlorine/hydrogen peroxide/etc).
  2. 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 is normally cost $18-$28/month you might be able to save $3-$5/month. However have to change water and the filter more often so it is unlikely to be a net cost savings.
  3. 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.

 

Chiller Specs:

  • 3/4HP High Efficiency Chiller
  • 7,500 BTU/hr
  • 56 dBA (fairly quiet)
  • 110 – 120 Volts / 450 Watts / 3.9 Amps
  • 17”W x 15”D x 13”H
  • 49 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

 

Optional Install kit includes:

  1. Attached filter canister with 150 micron washable / reusable filter.  3/4″ barbed connections
  2. 3/4″ ID Black vinyl tubing –  2qty – 6′ lengths
  3. 2qty bulkheads – require 1″ hole through the wall of your tank
  4. Barb fittings to fit the bulkheads and connect the 3/4″
  5. 8qty hose clamps

 

*Please note your setup needs to gravity prime to the pump, the pump is not capable of self priming/suction.   Place the chiller within 3′ of the drain of your tub, the bottom of the chiller should be at the same or lower height compared to the bottom of your tub – do not elevate the chiller above the tub.  An overly long tubing run from the tub drain to the chiller inlet may cause the pump to fail to move enough water.

Additional information

Install / Filter Kit

No (Chiller Only), Yes (Chiller + Install/Filter Kit)

Extended Warranty

No Thanks, 2yr Warranty (+$189.99), 3yr warranty (+$289.99)

4 reviews for Cold Therapy Chiller

  1. James (verified owner)

    Overall this is such an amazing product. I hooked it up and overnight I had my tub down to 40 degrees and have been using it ever since. The machine is super quiet. The controls are also super easy to use on the unit. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone, I am so happy I finally made the purchase after following Penguin Chillers for a while.

    I would note for the install kit (It is not plug and play, you need to be able to cut the tubing and add new connections to the end of the tubing. I also had to modify As well to get the tubing to fit on the barbed connections use a blow dryer to heat up the tubing before you slide it on. It will make your life a lot easier. For the filter, it comes with a stand to set it on the ground, I modified the bracket and have it hanging off the top of my tub.

  2. Mike (verified owner)

    What a game changer! Been doing ice bags/buckets/ice machine for years and just upgraded to this cooler. Got my water to mid forties really quickly and maintains it on the dot. The install was a breeze also.

  3. Howard (verified owner)

    Undoubtedly, the Penguin Chiller is the premier solution for cold plunge applications. One of its most commendable features is the integrated pump, which seamlessly connects to the filtration system. The exceptional craftsmanship is immediately evident upon unboxing, attesting to the product’s superior quality. A big selling point for me was that it is made in America! I am willing to spend a little more for an incredibly high-quality product supporting American jobs.

  4. michael (verified owner)

    Best cold plunge chiller on the market, period! I keep my cold plunge outside and this is the ONLY chiller on the market I feel comfortable leaving outside, and it keeps a constant temp perfectly! 5 Stars

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