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    gas heater thermostat question

    Hey all

    was out getting my pool heater fired up today..had to change out the pressure switch..as the old one went bad, and I got to thinking.....I absolutely HATE the "dial" type thermostat that my heater has on it...I am a "read out" kind of guy and would love to see the actual "number" in degrees on a little digital readout of some sort.......I've replaced thermostats in my home before for the HVAC.......how hard would it be to install sort of an "after market" type of digital thermostat on my pool heater, so I can see the temp, and adjust with push buttons rather than this goofy dial? I mean how hard could it be..as the thermostat on it currently has two wires as a connection and that's it.

    Any thoughts, ideas, or opinions??

    Thanks
    Dan
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    Re: gas heater thermostat question

    I am not aware of any "after market" thermostat replacement for gas pool heaters. What brand/model do you have?
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    Re: gas heater thermostat question

    I have a Hayward H200 it's not the electronic ignition..it's got a pilot light in it...has a simple "dial" type thermostat, and It would just be nice to have some read out of temp setting..rather than guessing all the time.
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    Re: gas heater thermostat question

    The simplest approach is to get a remote digital pool thermometer, for example this one, instead of fiddling with the heater.
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    Re: gas heater thermostat question

    I like simple Jason. That may be just the ticket....but I DO like to "tinker" too, and if there were a way to hook up a digital thermostat, and maybe put a temp probe into the return line just after the heater manifold that would be perfect too.

    Dan
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