I have posted here before about my Hayward heater, natural gas, 400K BTU, 20,000 gal. saltwater pool, SW Houston area. I one of the thousands with repeated failure of circuit boards. I have called and called Hayward over the past several years, they seem to know nothing about the problems people are having with these boards. I did point out that if they looked a social media, they would be aware. In trying to get help, I called around to pool repair places and every single one said they try to keep the board on hand cause they replace them all the time. i did learn from you all where to look on the board, and even thought about attempting to solder the fix, but um Im not so handy, but all the advice given was spot on. I replaced the control panel, only to have it go out in less than a year, and learned from several of you that you also have to replace another board at the same time..Present count purchased 4 total boards and labor, cause I was unsure of my abilities, never had a pool before moving to Texas.
Long Story short. Anyway...I am going to get a new heater and have seen in a recent post that Raypack is recommended. Is there a particular model recommended? What about the saltwater, is that a problem for these heaters. I know all heaters have their pluses and minuses, so Im looking for your experience and advice.