I live outside of Boston, MA and am looking to purchase a propane heater for an 18 X 36 foot 27K gallon inground pool. A heat pump is not going to work due to the work and cost involved with running the 50 amp 240 volt electrical hook up out to the equipment. I do not have natural gas in my neighborhood so I'm left with the propane option.
My initial thought was to purchase a Hayward since I have other Hayward equipment. I'm curious if anyone has any suggestions or could share their experiences (reliability) in a similar climate with propane or natural gas heaters. I've read some about Raypak and Pentair brands in the forums. It seems like Raypak has a few supporters on the site. Any other brand suggestions?
Many thanks for your help.