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    New Propane Hearter

    Earlier this summer I was given a Raypak hearter that was about 10 years old, when it did run it worked fine but would quit alot. So we have decided that we are going to purchase a new heater. Being that we have a salt water pool is it necessary to buy one that is for a salt pool or will any heater work as long as water levels are good?
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    Re: New Propane Hearter

    I would strongly recommend that you get a heater with a cupro-nickel heat exchanger. It doesn't add much cost, and substantially extends the life of the heat exchanger (the most expensive part of a heater).
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    Re: New Propane Hearter

    Quote Originally Posted by Qwaxalot
    I would strongly recommend that you get a heater with a cupro-nickel heat exchanger. It doesn't add much cost, and substantially extends the life of the heat exchanger (the most expensive part of a heater).
    Is there any place better then the other for ordering a heater, we have ordered things from Doheny's in the past but was wondering if I should go through a place that sells just heaters.
    18'x52" Intex round AGP, 2650 Krystal Clear SWG pump with sand filter and a Hayward H100ID pool heater. TF100 test kit to keep the water sparkly clean.

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    Re: New Propane Hearter

    It is not necessary to get the cupro nickel unit as long as you keep your chemicals in balance. You might want to consider a unit that has a two year warranty such as one of the Pentair models. I prefer Raypak/Rheem as they are the simplest units and usually have the least amount of issues with them.
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