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    I'm new here

    But I have had my pool for about 20 years now. I've looked around and this certainly looks like a very good forum. I look forward to contributing if I can. TIA for your help.
    Long Island, NY. 18x36 vinyl liner pool installed 1992. (new liner about 2012.) 1.5 hp whisperflo pump (new 2015) with a hayward de filter (new 2005). Rheem natural gas heater 336k btu (new 2015). I'm rebuilding it a piece at a time.

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    Welcome to TFP!
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    Welcome!
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    Welcome to the forum adl6009

    Curious why you'd swap from a heat pump to a gas heater ? Replacement cost or ??
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    Re: I'm new here

    Quote Originally Posted by kiss4afrog View Post
    Welcome to the forum adl6009

    Curious why you'd swap from a heat pump to a gas heater ? Replacement cost or ??
    Two major reasons, first is cost of operation. While I don't have hard numbers to back me up, you can come over anytime and watch my electric meter literally sing as it spins faster and faster. I was taken in with the advertised savings that I have not seen in practice. Secondly the poor performance is a killer. I open the pool in June and run the heater for 2 weeks at 8 hours a day and I barley get a change in temp. Maybe 10 F, typically hover around 75f at this point. BY early July I got it up above 80f , and still run lots of hours. After this the heater is ok at maintaining a temp, it will run a few hours in the morning and shut down by noon maybe. Come September its another losing battle against the forces of nature. A couple of hard factors, the heater is rated at 115k btu, thats not that powerful. My pool is in the shadow of a large tree untill noon. It is better than before the heater. Back then I didn't even swim in the pool, the temp would hover around 72f. Ok for air conditioning but not my pool.
    Long Island, NY. 18x36 vinyl liner pool installed 1992. (new liner about 2012.) 1.5 hp whisperflo pump (new 2015) with a hayward de filter (new 2005). Rheem natural gas heater 336k btu (new 2015). I'm rebuilding it a piece at a time.

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    +1 to doing it for the grandkids. Welcome to the forum.
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    Welcome to TFP!

    Maybe we can show you some new tricks and hopefully you'll show us some. Enjoy the forums.
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