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Thread: Propane Heater or Heat Pump?

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    Join Date
    May 2011
    Coral Springs, FL (near Ft. Lauderdale)

    Propane Heater or Heat Pump?

    My current propane heater (Jandy Laars LX400) has died. Need to replace it. Pool details in signature below. I'm in SE Florida. Would like to know whether a heat pump is a better option than another propane heater, given my geographic location.

    Mostly looking to heat the spa (see photo here). Would rarely heat the whole pool.

    I have an iAquaLink so would prefer Jandy equipment to preserve full control.

    15x30 inground concrete pool w/spa and spillover, all under screen enclosure
    Hayward C1200 StarClear Plus Cartridge Filter and Hayward Navigator V-Flex
    Jandy AquaPure 1400 and Laars LX400 propane heater w/120 gal above-ground tank
    Jandy iAquaLink and OneTouch controller w/PDA remotes
    JVAs control pool/spa switch and also allow drain opening

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    Jul 2011

    Re: Propane Heater or Heat Pump?

    Stick with the propane gas and be happier that you didn't switch. Especially if you plan to use mostly on the spa it will provide you with the quickest heat up times.

    Consider getting a Raypak/Rheem 266K BTU unit since you are only heating the spa.

    All heaters will work perfectly with yours and any control system.

    A word of caution: When working with gas and electrical you might want to consider a licensed contractor. Consider the value of your life and others around you.

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