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  • ajw22
    ajw22 replied to the thread Electric Pool Heater.
    This site gives a good overview of the different types of pool heaters - In Ground Pool Heater Buyers Guide - In the Swim eGuides
  • ajw22
    ajw22 replied to the thread Electric Pool Heater.
    I think you are finding why no one here has such a heater for a 15,000 gallon outdoor pool. In heaters it is all about BTUs and...
  • G
    My current surface is stained and I'm debating whether to resurface with fiberglass. I use ecosmarte copper-treatment to prevent...
  • JoyfulNoise
    JoyfulNoise replied to the thread Electric Pool Heater.
    I'm saying that if electrical heaters were reasonable, Jandy, Hayward or Pentair would be selling them. As Allen said, they are...
  • Flying Tivo
    You can try to reverse flow to the heater without turning on the heater. There might be something blocking some of the tubes of the heat...
  • T
    thedudeness11 replied to the thread Electric Pool Heater.
    @ajw22 Yeah So I am using the calculator that they have, but it seems that assuming running it at 12 hrs a day is too high (at least the...
  • JoyfulNoise
    JoyfulNoise replied to the thread Electric Pool Heater.
    One also has to consider efficiency - how many of those electrical kWh's actually turn into BTU's of heat added to the water. I bet the...
  • aussieta
    aussieta replied to the thread First Test with Taylor K-2006.
    you dropped your cya from 180 to 40 with a simultaneous drain and refill?
  • D
    I was somewhat thinking the same thing about FC usage until I read this "the rule of thumb is, you'll use approximately 7 ppm FC per...
  • J
    I think that it's either due to improper chemistry at startup or the valves were not set correctly during operation of the heater. If...
  • ajw22
    ajw22 replied to the thread Electric Pool Heater.
    You can find electric cost calculators like this on the net. I made assumptions of .18/kwh cost and the heater runnng 12 hours a day...
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  • JoyfulNoise
    JoyfulNoise replied to the thread Electric Pool Heater.
    There are many reasons why resistance heaters are not suited for pools. The two biggest are flow rate and materials. Resistance heaters...
  • ajw22
    ajw22 replied to the thread Electric Pool Heater.
    What is your pool surface area is sq ft? See this chart http://www.coatesheater.com/technical/pool_sizing.pdf Do you have 100 amps @...
  • T
    thedudeness11 replied to the thread Electric Pool Heater.
    I was thinking something like this: Coates Heater - CPH 24-30kw. Around 15kWh - 20kWh. The idea would be to leave it on (mostly in the...
  • J
    Thanks for the responses. Yes, the heater was bypassed for over 2 weeks and the valves were opened to the heater and the bypass closed...