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  1. pool123*

    Heater questions

    I wouldn't say it doesn't matter but given our inability to get competitive quotes from reputable companies you're right that this may be our only option. I was hoping someone would say that the price looks reasonable. :-) I'd love to DIY but I have no idea how. LOL.
  2. pool123*

    Heater questions

    Thanks, I really appreciate it. It's a full-time job trying to find companies that have a reasonable reputation and then 99% of them don't respond to our inquiries.
  3. pool123*

    Heater questions

    Thanks. Unfortunately, that is proving next to impossible. We were able to get one other and it was cheaper, but I could find far fewer reviews on that company and what I did find was mixed and pretty much for weekly maintenance, not adding equipment.
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    Heater questions

    Also, how does this price look? We haven't finalized the exact heater as we would prefer low nox (don't need it in our state, but if it's better for lungs we're all for it) and I realize this is cupro nickel (it's what the pool company suggested) but what about the rest of it?
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  6. pool123*

    Heater questions

    Hello. I have more heater questions. We are considering a Raypak natural gas heater. I am worried about the copper heat exchanger. I realize it shouldn't cause us trouble unless we don't keep our water balanced, which we do our best to do, but if we do keep it balanced should we expect it to...
  7. pool123*

    Heater questions

    Good question. We haven't thought to ask the gas company about the clearance needed. I'm not sure what the plan is for placement. More questions to ask!
  8. pool123*

    Heater questions

    It took me a couple of days but here are pictures of our pad and the gas meter. It's all in the same spot.
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  11. pool123*

    Heater questions

    It does, thank you so much for sharing your experience!
  12. pool123*

    Heater questions

    True! I think I keep hoping there's an option with electric bills + no solar cover + blissfully warm water constantly. :-) I get that's not going to happen. I guess we need sleep on it and post pictures tomorrow. I really appreciate your help-- I have analyzed this forever to the point of doing...
  13. pool123*

    Heater questions

    That's very helpful, thank you. Can I ask a stupid question? I understand that there will be evaporation and heat loss at night but will it generally be adequate to run a NG heater for a few hours in the am to get the pool back up to temperature (86 sounds like heaven) and expect it to maintain...
  14. pool123*

    Heater questions

    Thanks, I will try those calculators now. That's a bummer about the pool cover. We don't have an auto cover. We have thought about getting a solar cover but anticipate that it will be a real pain to put on and take off so we either won't do it, or won't swim so we don't have to deal with it...
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    Heater questions

    In the interest of keeping all of our questions together, I will also share that despite spending MANY hours reading and trying to figure out whether a gas heater or HP is the best solution for us, I can't seem to do it. I am so frustrated but know that if I don't figure this out soon, I'll have...