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    NEW HEATER

    Wow I just opened the pool and the heater was leaking. I removed the side panel and discovered it's all rusted out. Can anyone recomend a quality brand heater for around $1,500? or what would be the best choice if I had to spend more? What is the best BTU for 25,000 gal?








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    Re: NEW HEATER

    Well, for the BEST I'd say at least 250,000 btu.....with that said...I have a pool that is 25,600 gallons and my heater is the Hayward H200 (200,000 btu) and it heats it just fine.

    I don't think you'll find much for $1500, unless you are going used..
    33' x 52" Swim and Play Inc. PARAGON AGP. Hayward H200 Heater. Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5hp pump. Sta-Rite Cristal Flo T-210WF Sand Filter. Stenner 45M5 chlorine pump

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    Re: NEW HEATER

    Most people feel that they want the largest heater they can afford (and is available). 400,000 BTU is common, though more than $1500. Of course, another 250,000 BTU heater will work fine, it just won't heat up the water as quickly.

    All of the major brands are reasonably good. 250K heaters start right around $1500 (for just the heater).
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    Re: NEW HEATER

    I narrowed it to a jandy legacy 250 btu $1,520 or hayward universal H 250,000 btu $1,749 I heard the hayward was loud though. Do you think the jandy lxi 250 @ $1,890 is worth the extra money?
    mariane
    16 x 28 AG doughboy vinyl pool with deep end, ~11900 gals. media master 150# sand filter using zeosand, 1.4 sq ft filter area, 1 hp, 10 amp doughboy power pak pump. in sunny but fickle detroit michigan.

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    Re: NEW HEATER

    Loud??? Nothing loud about a heater...you can hear it "kick in" when it fires up..but that's it. It makes no other noise. If your pump is near your heater, you'll only hear your pump.
    33' x 52" Swim and Play Inc. PARAGON AGP. Hayward H200 Heater. Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5hp pump. Sta-Rite Cristal Flo T-210WF Sand Filter. Stenner 45M5 chlorine pump

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    Re: NEW HEATER

    I didn't get the loud part either, it was just a review I read. So jandy or hayward?
    mariane
    16 x 28 AG doughboy vinyl pool with deep end, ~11900 gals. media master 150# sand filter using zeosand, 1.4 sq ft filter area, 1 hp, 10 amp doughboy power pak pump. in sunny but fickle detroit michigan.

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    Re: NEW HEATER

    Sounds like a plan to me. Either one will work well.
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    Re: NEW HEATER

    I have a Hayward 400k low nox. Works great. Pretty quiet too.
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    Re: NEW HEATER

    If the heater has a blower motor for exhaust, they can be noisy. Rheem makes their heaters with NO blower motor. Great heater.
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