Hi! First I'd like to thank everyone at TFP. I've learned so much since I've found this site. I'll never go to Leslie's again. Thank you!
The heater that came w/ my pool (Mar 2004) is a Pentair MiniMax NT Low NOx 400 BTU natural gas heater. We've had to fix it up numerous times over the years for a lot of money. It has finally died again and we have decided to get a new one. My installer suggested 2 options: Master Temp 400 or the Raypack 400. The Raypack installation will be $100 more since it is a bigger machine and will require some moving around of the other equipment. He said he's installed a lot of Master Temp with hardly any problems. I don't want to get stuck with another problem like the MiniMax. Do you have a preference for one over the other? Or would either machine be better than what I have now. We like outside of Dallas and only heat the whole pool in late May to bring it up to initial swimming temp (usually 82) and in Sept or Oct to extend the season a little. We also heat the spa, but never in the really cold weather.