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Thread: Raypak vs Hayward Natural Gas Pool Heaters

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    Raypak vs Hayward Natural Gas Pool Heaters

    Curious if anyone has a preference on these two pool heater brands. Which one is better for heating a 24,000 in-ground pool. I do see Raypak is generally $200 more than a Hayward.

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    Re: Raypak vs Hayward Natural Gas Pool Heaters

    Raypak seems to be the brand that always gets recommended over others.
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    Re: Raypak vs Hayward Natural Gas Pool Heaters

    Usually the Hayward is priced higher. The Hayward has seen lots of issues over the years with little help from Hayward to get them resolved. Boards go out quickly, keypads get destroyed quickly and heat exchangers leak many time in under two years. Raypak is much more solid unit plus it doesn't have a blower motor to break down the road nor does it have an extra control board to break as well.

    Do a little more research here and on the internet and decide for yourself on which unit is better. I'm pretty sure you will see the Raypak is better.

    A word of caution: When working with gas and electrical you might want to consider a licensed contractor. Consider the value of your life and others around you.

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    Re: Raypak vs Hayward Natural Gas Pool Heaters

    Thank you for all comments. I have asked 3 pool stores and 2 pool service men I know and the consensus is 4 Raypak vs 1 Hayward. Raypak is the way I am going to go, thanks. Waiting for my gas company to stop by and check my gas connection to check on the gas line size to order the largest heater applicable. Thanks.

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