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    Possible heater

    Could this possibly be used as a heater for an Intex? I live in Alabama and by July/August we'll be trying to cool it down but if this would work at the beginning of the season to warm it up that would be great.

    http://www.amazon.com/Eccotemp-L5-Po...eater+for+pool
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    Re: Possible heater

    I suspect it would probably work, but I have no idea how long it would last under continuous operation, or how well the thermostat would regulate, etc. It does have the advantage of being stand alone with no electrical connection so not much of an electrical shock risk....
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    Re: Possible heater

    There are several problems. First it automatically shuts off every 20 minutes. Second it only produces 3 gallons per minute max. Your pool will probably be losing heat at the same rate this is adding it. Thirdit uses propane so unless you are planning to install a large tank next to your pump you will spend your time shuffling propane tanks back and forth to the gas station. The money you save on this inexpensive unit will be eaten up in operating costs.
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    Re: Possible heater

    To get a good temp rise for your pool an ideal heater should put out 75,000 - 100,000 BTU,s/hr. That heater does not list the output but, I do have a similar one we use for camping trips and it is only rated about 20,000 BTU,s
    Unknown make 18' above ground (bought used in 1999) Sparco sand filter. Hayward 100,000 BTu heater. 2 speed pump

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    Re: Possible heater

    I have the same pool you do and I used to run a hose into the laundry room and try and heat the pool up with hot water from the hot water heater. My hot water heater is 100 gallons and putting 100 gallons of hot water ( I had heater cranked up all the way) in a 6000 gallon pool would maybe increase the temperature a few degrees.. I just ended up buying a gas heater on craidslist and hooking it up myself.
    Intex Ultra Frame 16' by 48" deep - Pentair Superflo 1.5 HP pump with sand filter, Hayward H150 Heater, Hayward Skimmer and 2nd return

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