Best Swimming Pool Heater Reviews

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Hayward HP50TA 50000 Titanium Pool Heater

Pros

  • Heater has kept pool at a comfortable temperature for the family to use.
  • Even though it is large, the heater is not too loud.
  • It’s very easy to install, user-friendly and cost-efficient.

Cons

  • New heater worked only for a week before it began to give a low refrigerant warning.
  • Heater worked well for one season but then required repairs.
  • This heater seems to use a lot of power to keep the pool warm.

Tips

  • Cover your pool even when you have a heater, to keep the heat in.
  • Use a variable speed pump with this heater for best performance.
  • If installing yourself, get a helper for hook-up.

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Hayward H200FDN Universal H-Series Low Nox 200,000-BTU Natural Gas Pool Heater

Pros

  • This unit can heat a 20,000 gallon pool by about one degree per hour.
  • One the desired temperature is reached, the heater doesn’t have to work hard to keep it there.
  • Very easy to operate, even for new pool owners.

Cons

  • The first heater one reviewer purchased developed pin holes, but the replacement heater has been performing well.
  • One reviewer had to have a new gas line run for the heater, which raised the overall cost.
  • Installation was difficult and required professional help to complete.

Tips

  • Have someone who knows about natural gas help with the installation.
  • Watch the initial temperature changes closely so you don’t have to run the heater for longer than is necessary.
  • Check your gas line locations before you have the unit installed.

Hayward H200FDN Universal H-Series Low Nox 200,000-BTU Natural Gas Pool Heater

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Pentair 460732 MasterTemp High Performance Eco-Friendly Pool Heater, Natural Gas, 250,000 BTU

Pros

  • Access to the heater is quite handy, and it’s easy to work around.
  • The unit is small enough to fit in tight areas, but still heats the pool water very quickly.
  • This heater is quite reliable and when parts are needed, they are easy to find.

Cons

  • One buyer had repeated problems with a stuck thermostat.
  • The unit requires a high flow of natural gas in order to warm the pool water.
  • The heater is noisier than some other units and generates a lot of heat around the unit.

Tips

  • Install a check valve if you use a chlorinator in your pool, to keep gas from backing up.
  • Backwash the filter when needed, to avoid the heater switching on and off.
  • Turn the heater off if you will be away for a time, to save money.

Pentair 460732 MasterTemp High Performance Eco-Friendly Pool Heater, Natural Gas, 250,000 BTU

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Smartpool WWS601P Sunheater Solar Pool Heater for In Ground Pools

Pros

  • Adds months to your swimming season. We now swim from April to October in a region with cool springs and cold falls.
  • This heater raises temperature by about three degrees per day, which is a good rate for solar heaters.
  • It is much less expensive to use solar power than to run a gas or electric heater.

Cons

  • Received defective parts with the heater and the manufacturer would not replace them.
  • Had to spend more on parts to help with installation – some should have been included and were not.
  • The mounting instructions are not as clear as they could be.

Tips

  • You can use heavier duty clamps than the ones provided with this heater, for more effective installation.
  • Get help for the installation – the unit is good sized and help will be welcome.
  • Use a solar blanket to keep the heat in.

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Smartpool WWS421P Sunheater Solar Pool Heater for Above Ground Pools

Pros

  • Solar power is much healthier for the environment than using a conventional heater.
  • Temperature went up 20 degrees in less than a week; very impressive performance.
  • If you don’t want to build a frame, the ridges allow you to lay it on the lawn to heat your pool.

Cons

  • Photo showed the panels mounted, but they come in rolls. You have to buy the mounts yourself.
  • California buyer has not seen any appreciable heat increase in the pool since the solar heater was installed.
  • You will need more hose adapters than they send with the kit.

Tips

  • Speak with a technician before you install the heater, to make the instructions easier to follow.
  • Be sure that you install in an area that is exposed to the most sunlight.
  • Get help in building a rack you may use for the panels.

Smartpool WWS421P Sunheater Solar Pool Heater for Above Ground Pools

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