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Thread: Spa/Pool Na;rural Gas Heater Recommendations

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    May 2015
    sacramento ca

    Spa/Pool Na;rural Gas Heater Recommendations


    We are looking to buy a new Spa/Pool Natural gas heater. We have a 19,000 gal pool w/ spa. The old heater that no longer works is a comfort zone (Hayward). I think we are looking for a 350 BTU size unit.

    Would you be able to share your experience with the Hayward Natural Gas Heaters? Or recommend another brand that you have positive experience with?

    I am in Northern CA - and mostly want it for spa use a couple times a week and to heat up in about 30-60min. Might use pool heater a couple times a year, but not expecting much use.

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Jun 2012
    western NY

    Re: Spa/Pool Na;rural Gas Heater Recommendations

    Almost everyone on here recommends Raypac. 350,000 BTU should bring your pool temp up almost 2*/hr. I have a Hayward (small one) that can be a bit finicky at times. I have replaced a couple of the troublesome parts with more durable components so I don't have the problems most people have. Most any heater can be repaired/put back into service. It is just how much you want to fight with it to do so. With me it is something of a hobby to keep old relics running (cost conscious of course)
    Unknown make 18' above ground (bought used in 1999) Sparco sand filter. Hayward 100,000 BTu heater. 2 speed pump

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    Jul 2011

    Re: Spa/Pool Na;rural Gas Heater Recommendations

    +1 on a Raypak. A Raypak 266K BTU or 333K BTU would take care of your needs.

    Hayward's are not without their problems.

    A word of caution: When working with gas and electrical you might want to consider a licensed contractor. Consider the value of your life and others around you.

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