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    Question How to select a heater for my little pool

    I would like help deciding on a replacement heater for my little pool. I would prefer nat. gas. I would really like to use the pool year round. Pool temp would be best at around 80-85. Hotter is better but not required.
    nat. gas cost is .36 per therm
    electric is .10 per kW

    Thoughts?

    I will be doing the install myself and the current heater is nat. gas.
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    Re: How to select a heater for my little pool

    A larger heater will heat your water faster using basically the same amount of gas that a smaller heater would.

    Raypak seems to get very positive reviews.

    So, I would suggest the largest Raypak you can afford and that your gas line will support. Although given the size of your pool, there is probably not much of a need to go bigger than 250k BTU ... assuming you are not going to be looking to raise the temp many degrees very quickly.
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    Re: How to select a heater for my little pool

    Thoughts/experiences with Raypak 009216?
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    Re: How to select a heater for my little pool

    I sell and install lots of Raypak/Rheem units a year. They are the best unit on the market today. The unit you mention is the 200K BTU unit and is good but I would consider going up a model and at least getting the 266K BTU unit, 009217. Hardly much more in cost, maybe $150 difference, and it would heat your pool faster. For $150 more, it's worth it.
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    Re: How to select a heater for my little pool

    Thanks for the idea! I found that model with free shipping, so less then the first one I was looking at...
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    Re: How to select a heater for my little pool

    See, bigger unit for less $$$.

    Enjoy!
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