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    Heated a pool to hot-tub temperatures for an annual party (96F)

    Hello,

    Last weekend, we heated the pool to 96F which was nearly hot tub temperatures, for a neighborhood party event. It was very popular, being it cool outside the pool in the evening (~12-15C / ~55-60F), and we lit up the area with Xmas lights, candles and a couple tiki torches. So since the evening air temperatures was a bit nippy, the pool was actually steaming as a result. (A laser-pointer bean was actually visible! Some LED pool toys actually emitted beams of light into the air, ala the "Partysaurus Rex" video). We are certainly wanting to do this again next year.

    - We used the solar cover too; forecast was sunny
    - It took 36 hours to heat 20,000 gallons from 68F to 96F.
    - Gas reading indicates we used up about 40-50 dollars of natural gas (at our rates), worthwhile for an annual event
    - Water stats were all within OK ranges, chlorine aimed at high end of OK range (due to increased temps / high person count)

    I would like to know if this is bad/dangerous for the pool heater (natural gas) to push the heating that hard occasionally.
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    20,000 gallon concrete/vinyl, 32'x16' size, Raypak Digital 266 Heater, Hayward Tristar VS pump

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    Re: Heated a pool to hot-tub temperatures for an annual party (96F)

    I have done it with no issues. It was 50 at the start and in the low 60's during the day and I got my small pool up to 98. Never saw a problem with the heater afterwards. However it only took me I think 12 hours to get it that high.
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    Re: Heated a pool to hot-tub temperatures for an annual party (96F)

    No problems at all letting the heater run like that.
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    Re: Heated a pool to hot-tub temperatures for an annual party (96F)

    Wow 40-50 bucks is cheap. Me it would have cost $150-$200 to heat that with my propane. Here we are paying $4.70 for propane, I guess NG is cheaper.
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    Re: Heated a pool to hot-tub temperatures for an annual party (96F)

    NG is cheap if available in your area.
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    Re: Heated a pool to hot-tub temperatures for an annual party (96F)

    IIRC, my price is just slightly below 18cent/m3, add transport charges on top, and the heater uses up a bit more than a dollar worth of NG per hour at its maximum setting.
    Became homeowners/poolowners in 2014 -- Now Resident Experts In Cheaply Hot-Tubbing (95F) A Large 20,000 Gallon Pool.
    20,000 gallon concrete/vinyl, 32'x16' size, Raypak Digital 266 Heater, Hayward Tristar VS pump

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