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    Need new heater, opinions on models

    Hey all, Pool owner for 20 year, but got a heater 5 years ago and cannot go without. Had a Pentair minimax 100, worked great for 5 years heating our 24 round pool nicely. Need to get another one now and want to stay near the 100-150 BTU range. Looking for any opinions on the top 3, Harward, Raypak, and Pentair. I like the looks of the Hayward 150 lo nox (natural gas), but I hear things about difficulty servicing them and support from Hayward. I also see bad things about pentair also. Just looking for educated opinions before I drop $1500. I run a salt water chlorinator if that helps also. thanks all very much.

    Scott

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    Re: Need new heater, opinions on models

    Seems that Raypak is generally the most recommended on the forum. Fewer problems and easier to fix.
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    Re: Need new heater, opinions on models

    Thanks for the opinion so quickly.

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    Re: Need new heater, opinions on models

    Raypak. I service many brands of units and by far the Raypaks have the least issues.
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    Re: Need new heater, opinions on models

    I'm looking at the Raypak 106a 100k but, but I really like the looks of the Hayward H150FDN, both in natural gas. I want good manufacturer support and something a service man will be available for. Both get good reviews, and the price is comparable. Still can't decide.

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    Re: Need new heater, opinions on models

    I would trust people that actually work on them .... see above ...
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    Re: Need new heater, opinions on models

    your right Moderator, thanks.

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