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    Pool Heater Covers

    Does anyone have any views on whether these extend the life of the pool heater?

    I've just had the pool heater replaced. The original was 10 yrs old and the frame rusted out. The actual water channels were fine, it wasn't leaking, but it's whole skeleton had rusted out. I live in Houston, so quite humid and subject to torrential downpours, especially during summer. The new heater cost 2300 dollars so if I can prolong it's life with a cover, then I'll get one
    Plaster In Ground, with Waterfall Spa. Raypak Heater, Nautilus DE Filter DNS48. Built about 2000.

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    Re: Pool Heater Covers

    I'm skeptical of those covers as I fear they could trap moisture in the heater. Besides having the heate indoors and venting it outside I would clear any vegetation far away from the heater.
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    Re: Pool Heater Covers

    I store it in the garage in the winter. Most heating and cooling guys will tell ya to not use the covers as they will hold in more moisture than they keep out. I don't use one on my AC compresser either for that same reason.
    26x16 rockwood keyhole vynil inground, waterway cartridge filter and swg, variable speed pentair pump, extra large skimmer with 2 main drains in deep end and 2 returns,Rheem raypack 206 natural gas heater, hayward tigershark qc robot. Being installed in late may early june. Woot!

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    Re: Pool Heater Covers

    Thanks for the info. Not knowing one way or the other on these covers, I would have guessed they may hold moisture also. I think you've confirmed my gut feeling.

    Thanks and regards
    Plaster In Ground, with Waterfall Spa. Raypak Heater, Nautilus DE Filter DNS48. Built about 2000.

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