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FIBRE OPTIC ILLUMINATOR                                                   Why Heat a Pool?
Last month we announced the release of our new range of Hurlcon           The average water temperature around Australia is generally too low
Fibre Optic Light Sources. Now, the Deluxe Metal Halide Option is even    for comfortable swimming. A gas heated pool by contrast, can be used
better with an optional inbuilt FM Remote Controller. Operated by a two   on demand all year. By adding a heater to a pool, you can dramatically
channel FM Remote, the controls are built into the Light Source. It can   increase the number of days the pool can be used each year.
operate the Light Source and start and stop the motor for the colour
                                                                          A pool generally loses 90% of its heat from the surface area. Once the
wheel. This continues Hurlcon’s continual improvement program and
                                                                          pool is heated, the earth up to a metre in depth around the pool shell
makes operating your Fibre Optic Lighting even easier. New part
                                                                          heats up to the water temperature and becomes a good insulator
numbers and prices are:
                                                                          against heat losses.
Product Code       Description                 Price                      Solar gain less all heat losses equals
10325              MH 4 Metal Halide                                      ambient temperature.Due to these
                   Light source with 2                                    losses, the average ambient
                   channel remote              $1995.00 + GST             (or cold water temperature) is
10328              MH 8 Metal Halide                                      lower than comfortable
                   Light source with 2                                    swimming temperature.
                   channel remote              $2195.00 + GST             The chart indicates the
                                                                          average cold water or ambient
SIZING AND PERFORMANCE GUIDES                                             temperature of a swimming
                                                                          pool in each capital city and
                                                                          the temperature rise required
                                                                          to bring the pool up to
                                                                          comfortable swimming temperature.

                                                                          City            Ambient Temp        Desired Temp        Heat up degrees
                                                                          SYDNEY                 14                  26                  12
                                                                          MELBOURNE              13                  26                  13
                                                                          BRISBANE               18                  26                   8
                                                                          ADELAIDE               14                  26                  12
                                                                          PERTH                  18                  26                   8
                                                                          CANBERRA               12                  26                  14
                                                                          HOBART                 11                  26                  15

                                                                          What Size Heater?
                                                                          Selecting the right size heater depends on three factors
                                                                          •       Size of the pool and/or spa
This month we have released our Gas Heater Sizing Guide and               •       Average Ambient Temperature
the Heat Pump Performance Guide. Both are available on CD rom             •       Desired Swimming Temperature
for you to download the program onto your computer. Simply enter          The right heater is then determined upon its purpose–spa or pool.
in the variables and the in-built calculations do the rest.               To determine the temperature rise required, subtract the average
                                                                          ambient temperature from the comfortable swimming temperature
The Gas Heater Sizing Guide is simple: Input variables including          (eg: Sydney = 26 -14 =12 degrees)
ambient temperature, desired temperature and pool size and the
program generates the recommended Hurlcon Gas Heater.                     Heater Size and Model can be quickly calculated using the "Surface
                                                                          Area method". This formula allows for demand heating and a 24 hour
The Heat Pump Performance Guide gives total kilowatts required to heat    initial heat up which means the pool can be allowed to go cold but
a pool or spa as well as average cost of power and total heat up cost     heated in one day when the need arises.
over two ambient temperature conditions. As well as including a daily     Heater Sizing Formula - Surface Area of Pool x 0.33 x temperature rise
operating cost, we have also added in new calculation for the daily       = mega joule of heater. (Where the surface area is in Square meters,
operating hours. This is the time required to maintain the temperature    0.33 is a heat loss factor, and the temperature rise is the difference
at the desired setting given daily temperature loss.                      between average ambient and comfortable swimming temperature).
If you would like a copy, speak to your Hurlcon Sales Rep.
                                                                          For Example: A 9m x 4.5m pool in Brisbane
                                                                          •       Ambient Brisbane Temperature is 18ºC
                                                                          •       Comfortable Swimming Temperature is 26ºC.
  Hurlcon wish to announce that the factory                               •       Therefore, raise water temperature by 8ºC
  and state offices will be closed for the                                •       40.5m2 *surface area x 0.33 x 8ºC = 106.92 mj
                                                                          Therefore a 106.92 mj heater will heat a 40.5m2 pool in Brisbane
  Christmas/New Year period from Tuesday                                  8 degrees in 24 hours. As there is no 106.92 mj heater, select the
  December 24th 2002 and reopen on                                        next largest model, in this case either the HX 120 or MX 150.
  Thursday January 2nd 2003. From                                         This is a simple but foolproof heater sizing method that will not let
  everyone at Hurlcon we thank you for                                    you down. In future issues, we will discuss operating costs and spa
                                                                          heater sizing.
  your continued support throughout the
  year and look forward to an even greater                                 Beginning in 2003 we will be emailing this Newsletter
  partnership in the year ahead.                                             to you. Please let us know your email address.

                                                        Hurlcon Pty Limited
                                      Email: Web:
                                                                                                                                                                                            December 2002

                                            CUSTOMER BULLETIN
MANAGEMENT UPDATE                                                                           INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Message from Peter Wallace                                                    VX Salt Chlorinator                                                                                                          Page 2
Over the last 12 months, the construction industry throughout Australia
has held up remarkably well given the number of obstacles faced.              Airside News                                                                                                                 Page 3
The reduction of Insurers and re- insurers in the Completion and
Warranty Insurance market has perhaps created the most difficult time         Sizing & Performance Guides                                                                                                  Page 4
for the construction industry since the "recession we had to have".
                                                                              Why Heat a Pool?                                                                                                             Page 4
In addition, economic concern around the world, and various regional
influences including drought, water restrictions, the introduction
of total isolation fencing around swimming pools in W.A. and
skyrocketing insurance premiums have all had an impact on the
construction industry.
                                                                                            NEW BROCHURES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           S W I M M I N G P O O L & S PA E Q U I P M E N T
Nevertheless, building companies in many areas of Australia remain
busy with full order books.
                                                                                      AIRSIDEProducts                                                                                         HXSeries
Hurlcon has endeavoured to have a year of consolidation after the                             100 - 16,000 l/s                                                                                Gas Heaters
purchase of Hendy Manufacturing late last year, which also saw the
development of several new products. Somehow, we still managed
to release a whole range of new products this year:

                                                                                                                 AIR HANDLING EQUIPMENT
        •    DX120 Heat Pump Pool Heaters                                                                                                     The fastest way to
                                                                                                                                              heat your pool or spa

        •    Genus IV Remote Control System for Swimming Pools                                                                                Electronic ignition
                                                                                                                                              eliminates pilot light
                                                                                                                                              Available with Genus IV
        •    The HM and HB heating and hot water Boiler series                                                                                remote thermostat
                                                                                                                                              Optional remote control

        •    Fibre Optic Light Source and                                                                                                     from poolside or inside
                                                                                                                                              the home

        •    VX Series Reversing Polarity Salt Chlorinator                                                                                         T


All of these products have been developed through our commitment to

Australian Manufacturing and Product Development and are made at
our Head Office Manufacturing Facility in Noble Park, Victoria.                This month sees the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           S W I M M I N G P O O L & S PA E Q U I P M E N T
                                                                               release of the updated
  I am particularly pleased with the
      new HM and HB boilers
                                                                               Hurlcon brochures.                                                                                             TXSeries
                                                                                                                                                                                        Pool & Spa Pumps
        we have developed.                                                     Our entire range of both
The HM and HB gas fired boilers
                                                                               Airside and Pool & Spa
range from 24kW to 110 kW output                                               Equipment brochures are
and are designed to simplify                                                   being revamped over the
installation by incorporating flow                                             coming months with the
switch, pump run on timers and                                                 new logo and updated
Electronic Flame Modulation as                                                 specifications and photos.                                                                                   Heavy Duty 30% Glass Filled Noryl
standard. All external units are totally                                                                                                                                                    Body for extremely long life

windproof and indoor flue kits are                                             While keeping the product                                                                                    Funnel Flow Diffuser for High Flow
                                                                                                                                                                                            and High Pressure
                                                                                                                                                                                            Heavy Duty Continuous Rated Motor

                                                                               colour co-ordination you
                                                                                                                                                                                            Whisper Quiet Operation
optional on all models. We believe

                                                                                                                                                                                            Product of Australia

                                                                               will be familiar with, we
                                                                                                                                                                                            3 Year In Field Warranty
they offer a real competitive alternative for the consultant and
mechanical contractor looking for a high quality but economical hot            have designed a user
water boiler.                                                                  friendly format that makes it easier to find the
I would personally like to thank all of our customers, suppliers and staff
                                                                               information and specifications you are after. The first
for their support over the last 12 months and take this opportunity to         brochures to be released will be the TX and HX Series
wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season and prosperous 2003.             and the Airside Products.
                                                                               See your Hurlcon Sales Rep for a new brochure.
Peter Wallace
Managing Director

                                                         Hurlcon Pty Limited
                                       Email: Web:
             Head Office:                                         Sydney:                                                                 Brisbane:
             48 Hanna Street,                                     18 Chilvers Road                                                        1/27 Millenium Place
             Noble Park, VIC 3174                                 Thornleigh, NSW 2120                                                    Tingalpa, QLD 4173
             Telephone: 03 9701 5288                              Telephone: 02 9980 6699                                                 Telephone: 07 3393 3233
             Fax: 03 9701 5288                                    Fax: 02 9980 8342                                                       Fax: 07 3393 3255
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After 12 months of development and testing by our Research and Development team, we are pleased to
release our new VX Series Salt Chlorinator, made entirely in-house by Hurlcon.
                                                                                           The VX Chlorinator has a unique look to go with its unique features. It is a high end,

                                                                                           reverse polarity self cleaning Chlorinator with a unique extra large LCD display and

                                                                                            Crystal Blue opaque Cell Housing. Some of the great features include:
                                                   Salt Chlo
                                                                         L & S PA

                                                                                                  •   Proportional reversing timing relies on a matrix
                                                                                                      of time and output current to minimise
                                                                                                      frequency of reversal, keeping plates clean
                                                                  NG POO

                                                                                                      and extending cell life
                                                                                                  •   Large Cell Housing with 50mm barrel

    Pure crysta
    clear poo
              l water                                                                                 union connection
                 sore, red
                y skin and
                                                                                                  •   Spa Mode Function which reduces the
      eyes, itch
      smelly poo
                                                                                                      chlorinator output to 10% when heating
       means inc
                   reased leis
                   lly clean
                                                                                                      and chlorinating a spa. This prevents over
        wh enever you
                          want to
                                                                                                      chlorination of the spa water and extends
         use it
                                                                                                      equipment life

                                                                                                  •   Large LCD display gives extensive


                                                                                                      feedback and information to consumer
                                                                                                  •   Polarity indication
                                                                                                  •   Genus IV remote control compliant means
                                                                                                      automatic switching into Spa Mode when
                                                                                                      Spa is selected by remote
                                                                                                  •   Sophisticated micro–processor
                                                                                                      based control

                                                                                           For more details, contact your local Hurlcon Sales Rep.

 Our training programs commenced
 in October with over 170 people
 attending in both Sydney and
 Brisbane. The first series covered
 the topics of Hydraulics and
 Filtration; Waterfalls and Fibre
 Optics; and Heaters, Heat Pumps,
 Controllers. These programs have
 been very favourably received by
 those who attended with many
 relishing the opportunity to handle
 the products and speak directly to
 the Hurlcon Sales Representatives.

 Further workshops including
 programs on Product Servicing, will
 be held early next year. Information
 will be posted in these bulletins as
 well as on our Website.

                                                                                                      Hurlcon Pty Limited
                                                                                    Email: Web:
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Continuing our increased brand awareness of Hurlcon’s Hydronic Heating, the new stand in the
Building Display Centre is now installed. The Building Display Centre houses hundreds of displays
by building industry manufacturers including many of our competitors. After weeks of design and
preparation we can now reveal our new Hydronic Heating display complete with a Hot Water Boiler,
Panel Radiator, Towel Rail and Skirting Board Convector. As you can see, it has turned out very
impressive indeed. If you are in the area, please drop in and have a look.
Building Display Centre, 332 Albert Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002

Ian Taylor                                                      Airside Innovation
With the imminent retirement of Graham Bell, we announce the    Rolling out the door as
promotion of Ian Taylor to Manager of the Heating and Cooling   you read is an example
Products Division of Hurlcon.                                   of lateral thinking and
                                                                product adaptation.
Ian’s experience in the mechanical contracting industry, both   As a result of a casual
on the tools and as a sales engineer gives him the experience   enquiry from a supplier
required to head this part of Hurlcon. A number of priorities   we have turned an AHV
and opportunities have been identified. These include the       vertical air handler into a
appointment of new modular air handlers, and the continuing     dry cooler for an injection
development of sound relationships with our key suppliers       moulding machine and
                                                                in turn a supplier into
and customers.
                                                                a customer.
We look forward to the expansion of this side of our business   The Unit has an inbuilt
over the next 12 months.                                        pump and storage tank.
                                                                The warm water from the
                                                                injection moulder passes
Product Development                                             through a coil and a temperature controller cycles a fan to
AS SERIES FAN COILS                                             draw air across the coil removing more heat. The unit is
                                                                quiet enough to sit in the factory beside the machine and
In line with Hurlcon’s continued improvement program, we        the warm air is rejected into the space.
can now announce another development with our products.
The AS Series fan coil unit is about to undergo a significant   The “green machine” as it has become known (I suspect
change with the introduction of a new Ziehl ebm fan. The new    because of the colour) is certainly more environmentally
models will be on the line in the New Year when stocks of the   friendly than the alternative cooling tower with its potential
fan become available. The new fan has 4 speeds, which will      legionella problems and maintenance costs. Initial design by
eliminate our current speed control method and is more          Chris Hartmann, some cut and paste by Darren Ford to make
efficient. Onsite wiring connection is also simplified.         things fit, purpose built stainless steel tanks by Brendan Butler
                                                                and handy work in production have added up to a neat little
                                                                unit. Well Done All!

                                                   Hurlcon Pty Limited
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