EC160-5102-5 – with NPT connections – 190,000 Btu/h

The perfect choice for heating small swimming pools with a renewable energy source such as solar panels or a heat pump.

Typical Heat Transfer from a renewable energy source: 190,000 Btu/h

The Bowman EC160-5102-5 is an efficient shell and tube swimming pool heat exchanger, which is suitable for use with either boiler heated hot water, or renewable energy heating systems, such as heat pumps or solar collectors. It features ‘Universal Fit’ composite end covers, for easy installation into pool pipework and a choice of either a titanium, cupro-nickel, or stainless steel tube core.

Product Benefits

  • Proven – heats pools faster, reducing energy costs
  • Easy to install – solvent weld end covers with thermostat pocket
  • Durability – salt water and mineral rich fresh water compatible
  • Simple to maintain – easy disassembly for routine maintenance
  • Titanium models – full 10 year warranty on titanium materials


Simple to Maintain

The modular design means that end covers on all models are easily removable, enabling the tube stack to be easily extracted from the outer ‘shell’ ensuring all maintenance requirements are simple and straightforward.

Energy Saving

The faster a pool gets to the required temperature, the lower the energy costs! Bowman units heat pools up to three times faster and the result is reduced energy costs and improved pool availability.

Shell and Tube Design

The tube stack is packed with tubes and internal baffles to provide the largest and most effective surface area, enabling the unit to heat pools considerably faster than some competitors’ products.


Technical Drawing / Dimensions       

Note – All dimensions in inches (except pipe connectors)

Performance Chart               


Performance Graphs / Pressure Drop Curves        



Water Flow         

As the graphs and table above illustrate, providing the right water flow volume is vital to the performance of the heat exchanger. If the flow rate of either the hot water supply, or the pool water circuit is too low, the heat exchanger will not perform at its designed efficiency and will be unable to transfer all the available heat energy in to the pool water. For more information, please read: Why doesn’t my pool heat up faster? 

Universal Fit End Covers

The EC160-5102-5 is supplied with ‘Universal Fit’ composite end covers, designed for use with either 1.5” nominal pipe size (48mm O/D) or metric 50mm O/D pool pipework. The ‘socket union’ component enables either diameter to be accommodated, as shown on the following cross section illustration.

Installation Diagram                   

Refer to the following diagram for how to install the heat exchanger in the pool system. The heat exchanger can be mounted either horizontally or vertically as per the schematic.

If an automatic dosing system is added, it must be installed after the heat exchanger on the return to the pool.