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Thread: gas heater on an intex pool?

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    gas heater on an intex pool?

    Is it possible to attach a gas heater like a Hayward onto a large intex pool? Anybody heat theirs? Solar not an option. Thanks.
    Inground Concrete Pool With Fiberglass Walls (20,000 Gallons), Hayward .75 Super Pump, Hayward S200 Sand Filter, Pentair IntelliChlor IC40

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    Re: gas heater on an intex pool?

    Welcome to TFP!

    It is possible to use a smaller gas heater on an above ground pool, though there are a couple of things you need to watch out for. First, you need to make sure your current pump has a high enough flow rate to keep the heater happy. The smaller Index pumps aren't usually enough. Second, you need to run rigid pipe for at least a couple of feet from the heater. Otherwise you run a risk of the heater melting the hoses.
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    Re: gas heater on an intex pool?

    Thanks Jason. It's a prety large Intex so it came with a good size pump. I may upgrade that one however if I add the heater.
    Inground Concrete Pool With Fiberglass Walls (20,000 Gallons), Hayward .75 Super Pump, Hayward S200 Sand Filter, Pentair IntelliChlor IC40

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    Re: gas heater on an intex pool?

    Jason - are you saying you can't use "real" flex hose from the heater, or just that you can't use the Intex hoses?
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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