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    pool heater

    hi

    what is a good heater for AG pool, 24', in wisconsin. would like long life so something that won't rust out, natural gas, BTU?

    thanks
    Gary
    thanks
    gary

    24ft x 54" aquasphere mission agp, cartridge filter, 1.5 hp hayward, TF-100, BBB method, pool install July 2010

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    Re: pool heater

    Natural gas 400k btu's. I wouldn't consider anything smaller. But what do I know? I live in south Alabama!
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    Re: pool heater

    what brand/model is good that will have long life?
    thanks
    thanks
    gary

    24ft x 54" aquasphere mission agp, cartridge filter, 1.5 hp hayward, TF-100, BBB method, pool install July 2010

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    Re: pool heater

    For an in-ground pool costing $30k + then the cost of a heater is minor in relation to the overall cost of the project.
    For above ground pools that cost in the $4-5k range, the cost of adding a heater is significant.

    If your budget allows, a 400k btu heater will certainly heat your water quickly. The down side to the larger units are the higher up front cost and the higher install costs.
    For example, a Pentair master temp is around $2300 + install.
    The cost of the heater + installation is probably more than the entire cost of your above ground pool.

    The heaters specifically marketed for the above ground market are lower in BTU output and will take longer to warm your pool; however, they will be more in line with the price of the total pool project. Pentair minimax 100k btu is around $900 + install.
    http://www.poolcenter.com/heaters_purex ... olstor.htm

    Hayward minivolt above ground units are $800 + install.
    http://www.poolcenter.com/heaters-haywa ... ground.htm

    The install on these smaller units will be less than the larger units as you are able to use smaller gas lines, 1 1/2" connections for water and the electrical connections are 120v plug-in.

    Price it both ways and let us know what you decide.

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    2 solar bear (by Fafco) solar panels and a solar cover. We might have just a bit milder weather, but the pool water was up to 84deg today while the air temp high was only 82
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    Re: pool heater

    oh I already have my huge solar heater connected that I heat the house with in the winter but........ I also have a wife if you know what I mean
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    gary

    24ft x 54" aquasphere mission agp, cartridge filter, 1.5 hp hayward, TF-100, BBB method, pool install July 2010

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