What heater to get?

Shansie1

New member
Feb 6, 2019
2
Oceanside, ny
#1
hi guys. We just converted our home heating system from oil to gas. We previously had an oil heater for the pool and it therefore can no longer be used. Any recommendations for the kind of heaters that we should be looking into? Thank you!
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
3,271
Northern NJ
#2
Welcome to TFP.

Tell us more about your pool - size, gallons, type of surface, equipment, etc. Please read-before-you-post and put the details of your pool in your signature.

Who are you going to have do the heater install?
 

Shansie1

New member
Feb 6, 2019
2
Oceanside, ny
#4
Hi,

Thanks. I added a signature with the pool and equipment specs. Aside from heater brand, any suggestions about how many BTU I will need? If I am doing the math correctly, I think the pool is approximately 20K gallons.

As for installations, I was planning on having a professional install (probably either the person who did the gas conversion or the company that opens/closes the pool). Do the manufacturers or retailers typically offer installation options (with a warranty on the install)?

Thanks in advance.
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
3,271
Northern NJ
#5
The more BTU the faster your pool will heat. A 400K BTU heater will heat a 20K pool around 1.5 to 2 degrees an hour.

Local pool company or plumber can do the heater install. Some heaters warranty vary if professional ly installed versus DIY. Check on the warranty you get based on where you buy the heater and who does the install.