Heater Choices for NY Area

dblko

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Jun 20, 2012
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Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
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I'm in the market for a new natural gas heater too. For a heater being placed outside during the NY frequent rain and winter season, is there anything special to look out for with respect to resistance to the weather and rust?
To conserve money, thinking of downsizing to just big enough to heat up the jacuzzi rather than being sized for the full pool. What sizes do typically work?
Whats the procedure with respect to purchase one? Go through a pool shop that takes care of purchasing the equipment and install, or ordering a heater online and somehow hiring a plumber to hook it up?
 
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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
I'm in the market for a new natural gas heater too. For a heater being placed outside during the NY frequent rain and winter season, is there anything special to look out for with respect to resistance to the weather and rust?

No, heaters from Pentair, Hayward, Jandy, Raypak can all handle NY weather conditions fine.

To conserve money, thinking of downsizing to just big enough to heat up the jacuzzi rather than being sized for the full pool. What sizes do typically work?

What size heater do you have now?

How many gallons in your pool?

How many gallons in your spa?

How long are you willing to wait for your spa to heat to what temperature from what temperature?


Whats the procedure with respect to purchase one? Go through a pool shop that takes care of purchasing the equipment and install, or ordering a heater online and somehow hiring a plumber to hook it up?

You can do either one.

A Pool Store will be one stop shopping. They will take acre of delivery, disconnecting your old heater, carrying the old heater away, moving the new heater into place, electrical and water connections for the new heater, testing the new heater, any programming for your automation, and then be available for warranty service.

What the plumber will do depends on what you negotiate with him/her.
 

1poolman1

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Jul 14, 2014
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I'm in the market for a new natural gas heater too. For a heater being placed outside during the NY frequent rain and winter season, is there anything special to look out for with respect to resistance to the weather and rust?
To conserve money, thinking of downsizing to just big enough to heat up the jacuzzi rather than being sized for the full pool. What sizes do typically work?
Whats the procedure with respect to purchase one? Go through a pool shop that takes care of purchasing the equipment and install, or ordering a heater online and somehow hiring a plumber to hook it up?
If you go with a plumber, be sure he has pool-plumbing experience. Most don't. An inexperienced plumber can make a mess of a pool installation.
 

dblko

Well-known member
Jun 20, 2012
69
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Hayward Aqua Rite (T-15)
If you go with a plumber, be sure he has pool-plumbing experience. Most don't. An inexperienced plumber can make a mess of a pool installation.
My regular pool guy who helps with opening and closing says he can do the install, but not sure about license requirements with respect to the gas and electric hookup, even though it's not really adding anything new, just replacing an old heater.
 
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