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Thread: K-Star Heater

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    Jul 2015

    K-Star Heater

    Hello, we have just purchased a K-Star 5KW heater for our Bestway Steel Frame pool (I think our pool is 11 x 20) We called the pool supply company prior to purchasing it because it recommends that it should not be used with a soft side pool. We purchased an Intex sand pump for our pool, so they told us that with that kind of pump, the K-star would be ok. So we purchased the heater, had an electrician in to set it up and now the issue is that our pump is pumping water too fast for it to heat. The water that is coming out is warmer by maybe a few degrees but it's not warming it fast enough. My husband said we may need a by-pass to heat the water. Did anyone have any problems like this and how would we do this?

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    Midland TX

    Re: K-Star Heater

    Welcome to the forum!

    I would suggest a valve on the outlet side, down stream of the heater. Slowing the flow might do the trick for you. Enjoy your time on the forum.
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