replacing an 18 year old raypac 333 btu that always took too long to heat an 8 foot diameter attached spa so i am going to a 400 btu heater but trying to decide on the make/model.
1. Pentair master-temp 400 or Sta-Rite 400 can be purchased online for $1900 and a local company will install for $600 - total $2400 but the same local company wants $3400 to install the same Pentair with a 2 year parts and labor warranty.
2. is it worth the piece of mind for the warranty? seems high to me to pay $1000 for a 2 year parts and labor warranty
3. Leslies is getting back to me with prices but I don't thing they even offer an extended warranty .....but I think they will install a Sta-Rite 400 btu for $2500.
any recommendations or comments about heater installs, research, etc.are welcome..thx