To have pb install heater or do it later

Mayabbot

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Aug 7, 2019
14
Medford Lakes, NJ
Hi All, we are in the process of getting pb quotes for a in ground vinyl pool and we know the builder we are going to use. The only problem I see is the pricing for the Hayward 350 natural gas heater. They want 4500.00 for it and I can buy it for 1800.00 and my plumber can hook it up for 500.00. Is there more to hooking up a heater then I realize or is it simply running some extra pvc.
Thanks
Dave
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
10,838
Northern NJ
Are you going to have any automation?

How will you be chlorinating your pool?

Make provisions on your equipment pad to place the heater, you need appropriate electrical and gas hookups, and see that the PVC coming out if your filter is easily accessible.
 

Mayabbot

Member
Aug 7, 2019
14
Medford Lakes, NJ
Are you going to have any automation?

How will you be chlorinating your pool?

Make provisions on your equipment pad to place the heater, you need appropriate electrical and gas hookups, and see that the PVC coming out if your filter is easily accessible.
Not sure what automation is, but just a simple in line chlorinator
 

sktn77a

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May 16, 2010
1,422
Chapel Hill, NC
Well, if your plumber friend is experienced with heater installs, you can save an instant $2000. Just be aware that it might impact your warranty (for what they are worth).