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    Can i use a heat pump with a gas heater?

    Im in northern california and spend about $200 a month in ng to heat our pool last season even with a pool cover. We like our temps a out 89 90.

    I know a heat pump alone isnt enough but what if i added a heat pump to offset the difference? There's a brand new hayward 110k btu heat pump being sold here for half the cost of retail. Is it worth it?
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    Re: Can i use a heat pump with a gas heater?

    Yes you could so that. I've seen people with solar, heat pump and gas heater. Put the gas heater last in line.
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    Re: Can i use a heat pump with a gas heater?

    If I do decide to go this route, how do you suggest configuring the two?
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    Re: Can i use a heat pump with a gas heater?

    Pump, filter, heat pump, gas heater.
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    Re: Can i use a heat pump with a gas heater?

    Aside from up front equipment costs and installation costs like the others have said you absolutely can do that. The heat pump is most efficient maintaining Temps and the gas is best for raising Temps quickly. Another thing is to time the heat pump during the day when outside Temps are warmest that's when they are most efficient.
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