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Thread: 13 yo Hayward H250IDL heater - Repair or Replace?

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    13 yo Hayward H250IDL heater - Repair or Replace?

    I've made a hobby out of self troubleshooting and repairing my Hayward heater over the years... It's dead again and this time a burned out blower motor is the culprit. The new part is about $300, but I'm trying to decide if that's worth spending on a 13 yo heater?? I've heard of some pool heaters lasting up to 20 years, but I don't know how common that is with Hayward heaters? A new, professionally installed heater will run around $2500 - $2700 (leaning toward Raypak).

    Opinions - repair or replace?

    Thanks
    18' x 36' 25K gallon, Vinyl, Pentair Variable Speed IntelliFlo pump, Hayward S244T 300lb sand filter, Hayward 250IDL heater, Polaris cleaner with booster pump, Coverstar Autocover, Taylor test kit.

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    Re: 13 yo Hayward H250IDL heater - Repair or Replace?

    Replace! That unit wasn't a very good one to begin with so you are lucky to have gotten 13 years out of it. Manufacturer's quote 7-10 years is the life span of a heater.
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    Re: 13 yo Hayward H250IDL heater - Repair or Replace?

    Absolutely replace.
    20X36 IG vinyl (18,000 gal), 3 sheer descents, Max-Flo 1.5hp VS 2300, Aquarite T15 SWG, C3030 filter, 250,000 BTU heater, Sharkvac XL (Hayward equip)

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    Re: 13 yo Hayward H250IDL heater - Repair or Replace?

    I had a hayward, now a raypack, raypack is much better. Imo
    26x16 rockwood keyhole vynil inground, waterway cartridge filter and swg, variable speed pentair pump, extra large skimmer with 2 main drains in deep end and 2 returns,Rheem raypack 206 natural gas heater, hayward tigershark qc robot. Being installed in late may early june. Woot!

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    Re: 13 yo Hayward H250IDL heater - Repair or Replace?

    I agree with replace.

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