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    Repair or Replace Hayward heater

    I have a Hayward H400IDL heater for about 10 years. Yesterday I noticed the heater exchange started leaking. Do you think it is a good idea to replace it or just repair it? I have 40k gallon salt water pool.

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    Re: Repair or Replace Hayward heater

    No question about it, replace it. Get a Raypak unit.
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    Re: Repair or Replace Hayward heater

    Quote Originally Posted by ps0303 View Post
    No question about it, replace it. Get a Raypak unit.
    what size and what model would you suggest? The 400k btu unit seems to take forever to heat the pool.

    Also where would you buy it? My pb suggested to replace also, but quoted $2900 for a raypak or pentair.
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    Re: Repair or Replace Hayward heater

    400K is the largest BTU you can buy for home use.

    $2900 for a 400K Raypak installed?? I've seen them well over $3K installed.
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    Re: Repair or Replace Hayward heater

    should I get the cupro unit or the asme unit? I am not sure what unit he quoted me for.

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    Re: Repair or Replace Hayward heater

    Quote Originally Posted by omsrex View Post
    The 400k btu unit seems to take forever to heat the pool.

    To be fair, you're not operating at optimal efficiency with a leaking heat exchanger. A 400K btu should be fine for your pool.
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    Re: Repair or Replace Hayward heater

    it just started leaking this sunday. It has always taken forever to heat.
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    Re: Repair or Replace Hayward heater

    At 40,000 gallons, a 400,000 BTU heater will only get you 1 deg/hr of temp rise
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    Re: Repair or Replace Hayward heater

    is there a commericial sized heater that you guys would recommend that would heat more quickly?
    Omar
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    Re: Repair or Replace Hayward heater

    Just get the 400K Raypak as a commercial unit will be way too expensive to install. NO you do not need the cupro nickel heat exchanger. Just take care of your water and keep it balanced and you will not have any issues.

    I have never seen where a 400K unit wasn't large enough for a residential pool. If you want to help your heat ups and also retain your heat better, buy a solar cover for your pool and keep it on during the cool months.
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