Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Pool heater installation, a DIY project?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    nebraska
    Posts
    10

    Pool heater installation, a DIY project?

    I have a 5 year old 300000btu pentair minimax NT that had a fire and burned the wires and some of the modules that control the heater. My first estimate to fix it was $3200 and a replacement cost of $4500-5000.

    I can get the heater delivered to my door for $2300. From looking at my old heater, it appears that there is only one electrical, one gas, the water inflow and outflow lines to connect. I would replace it with an identical heater and simplify the hookup, however they no longer make this heater. I planned on getting a liscensed plumber to do the gas hookup. Anything that may trip me up?

    I was thinking of a 300k btu Pentair master temp. I can get that one $1500. Are there others I should consider?

    Thanks for your help
    20,000 inground
    SWG

  2. Back To Top    #2

    In the Industry
    budster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Savannah Historic District
    Posts
    272

    Re: Pool heater installation, a DIY project?

    The Master Temp is a very reliable heater. I can think of no better in that price range.
    http://www.swimmingpool.com/

    "Leave the gun...take the cannolis"

  3. Back To Top    #3
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,887

    Re: Pool heater installation, a DIY project?

    The gas connection is the only one I would caution a DIY type to hire out. Everything else is fairly straightforward if you are comfortable with wiring and PVC plumbing.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    nebraska
    Posts
    10

    Re: Pool heater installation, a DIY project?

    Thanks for the infomation and support
    20,000 inground
    SWG

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •