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    Recommendation needed for a spa only heater

    Hi all! I need some help finding a spa heater for my in-laws spa. Their pool heater has broken beyond economical repair and they only use it for the spa so they'd rather replace it with a smaller heater. The spa is about 5 foot in diameter and maybe four feet deep in the footwell. I've found this one: http://www.bestbuypoolsupply.com/product1596.html. But I'm wondering what else is out there?
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    Re: Recommendation needed for a spa only heater

    Not sure of specific recommendations for heaters but wanted to point out that heating with gas will use the same amount of fuel to do the same job but the time will vary. Using a 100k BTU heater will take about 4 times as long to heat the spa as a 400k BTU heater but will use a similar amount of gas. If time is not an issue then small is fine. But most people do not want to wait a long time to heat up a spa before using it.

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    Re: Recommendation needed for a spa only heater

    Thanks but it's a small volume of water and the speed difference isn't worth the price difference which is driving the search for a smaller heater.
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
    Pentair VS 3050 pump, Quad DE 60 filter and SunTouch controller
    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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    Re: Recommendation needed for a spa only heater

    Oops. I did not notice who was asking ... as I am sure you knew everything I wrote already.

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    Re: Recommendation needed for a spa only heater

    Hey your input is appreciated And I'm still learning every time I one on this site

    Hopefully our activity will get this in front of one of the service guys or vendors too
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    Re: Recommendation needed for a spa only heater

    Bump - anyone?
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    Pentair VS 3050 pump, Quad DE 60 filter and SunTouch controller
    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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