Model # 009216
Warranty 1 Year
Manufacturer Code P-R206A-EN-C #50
Alternate Part #'s 009216, P-R206A-EN-C #50
Think about being able to use your pool or spa at the perfect comfort level even when Fall arrives...or when the first chill of Winter is felt in the wind...or in the Spring or Summer when evenings can turn chilly in a minute! Helping you get more enjoyment from your pool or spa is the smart idea behind the Raypak heaters.
Digital control with liquid crystal display (LCD) for temperature selection and heater settings
Capron resin headers prevent rust stains from harming pool surface
Plumb directly from provided 2" PVC threaded union
Smart microprocessor controls diagnostic read-out and continuously monitors operating status
Completely field serviceable
Guaranteed high wind reliability
Looks smart and works smart
Thermal Efficiency of 83%
Elevation: 0 Ft. – 2000 Ft. Click Here for High Altitude Pool Heaters
California Customers Please Note: South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Area of Jurisdiction REQUIRES a Low Nox Heater be installed. The following 6 California Counties are affected: Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, & Kern. Installing a non-compliant heater in these counties will void the manufacturer's warranty and could result in a fine from your local code enforcement.
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This Limited Warranty does NOT apply;
1. if the product has been moved from its original place of installation, or if the original
owner no longer owns the property where the original installation was made;
2. if the product is not properly installed with a pool or spa by a qualified licensed installer in
accordance with applicable local codes and ordinances, good trade practices, and the
manufacturer’s installation instructions;
3. if the rating plate(s) or serial number(s) are altered or removed;
4. if the product is modified in any way, or non-factory authorized accessories or other
components are used in conjunction with the product;
5. to damage, malfunctions or failures resulting from failure to properly install, operate or
maintain the product in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions;
6. to damage, malfunctions or failures from abuse, act of nature, accident, fire, flood, freeze,
lightning or the like;
7. to damage, malfunctions or failures resulting from [or due to] connected system control
8. performance problems caused by improper sizing of the heater or electric service
voltage, wiring or fusing;
9. use of any attachment, including any energy saving device not authorized by the
10. to damage, malfunctions or failures from misuse or neglect, including but not limited to,
freeze-ups, operating the heater with the cabinet door off, having flow restrictions or
obstructions between the heater outlet and the pool/spa, or not maintaining a proper
chemical balance (PH level must be between 7.4 and 7.8 and total alkalinity between 100
and 150 PPM. Total dissolved solids (TDS) must be no greater than 3000 PPM)
I have a Raypak P-R406A-EN-C pool heater and want to replace it. We use the heater for SPA only. We live in California. Can Raypak P-R206A-EN-C be used to replace? What would be the specific model that we should look to replace the original 406 model? Just want to make sure we are able to use the existing gas and water pipe connections.
Thinking of buying the 206,000 btu heater. Natural gas meter is 85 to 100 feet from water heater. Pipe size is 1" Trac pipe. Is this gas pipe big enough to supply. We are replacing a 175,000 btu heater.
Hello,Thank you for contacting Inyo Pools. The longest gas line you can use with 1" and natural gas is 90 feet. If your piping is longer than this, you will need to go with a smaller heater or increase your gas line size.
On breezy days the flame is frequently extinguished. Is there an easy fix for this?
Andrew, unfortunately, there is not an easy fix that we can suggest in most cases you have to reorient the heater unit. If you would like, maybe call RayPak and ask their technicians if they have a quick fix. They can be reached by calling 805.278.5300.
I have a Rayvac 2100 digital pool heater that has a leak. Is this something that can be repaired or do I need a new heater. Leak is coming from somewhere inside the heater. While pool is running, there is a steady dripping water leaking out. Who do I contact for help or what should I look for?
Hi, Pennee. Resolving the issue of a leaking heater could be as simple as replacing bad o-rings or as severe as replacing the entire heat exchanger. The unit will have to be inspected to determine the cause of the leak.
I have a Raypak RP2100 and the LCD display is shot can I purchase just the LCD or do I have to get the whole motherboard?
I just have had one of these fail with some kind of fire that has burned the wiring and cracked the heater manifold. I'm using a salt/chlorine generator system that has always been within expected ppm limits. Is there a problem using a salt system with this heater?
I had the exact same thing happen. The unit failed only being a year and a half old. I’m looking to replace it this spring. My old unit was the Raypak 336k BTU. Will this unit work for a 20,000 gal pool?
I use propane, will it come ready for use if I order it for propane or will I need to make changes.HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET TO cROSBY tX AFTER i PLACE THE ORDER AND IS IT FREE SHIPPING.
I live in Texas. Have an in ground pool with an attached hot tub. Will this heater be adequate for just spa use? Will it heat a spa to 104 deg?
Hi Joe, this will depend on the capacity of your spa in gallons.
We are looking to replace our 17 year old Raypak 2100 natural gas pool heater, model PR185A. What model would be the closest replacement? Are there any other parts to order for installation?
Hi, Dawn. The Raypak 206A will be the closest replacement for P-R185A.
We have a 16x32 above ground pool (rectangle). It is 4 feet deep and then drops to 5 feet deep a little over half way. Would this be the correct size heater to purchase?
Hi, Bridget. This 206K BTU can be used to heat your pool. If you would like to get more than a 1-degree temperature increase an hour, you can a larger BTU unit.
how far does the pool heater have to be from the house - huntington ny
For U.S. installations, the point from where the flue products exit the heater must be a minimum of 4 ft below, 4 ft horizontally from, or 1 ft above any door, window or gravity inlet into any building. The top surface of the heater shall be at least 3 ft above any forced air inlet, or intake ducts located within 10 ft horizontally
I have a 30'x12' inground pool. The pool goes from 3-6ft in depth. Currently I use a Natural Gas 181,000 BTU Pool heater. The product is a Raypak RP 2100 Mullivolt Plus. I am trying to order a new heater but do not want to change the size of the gas pipe or water connections. Is this the best solution for that? Is this the most efficient size?
Hi, Carlo. Yes, replacing your current RP2100 with a new RP2100 would minimize having to change plumbing and gas pipe connections. This is an electronic unit, not a millivolt so you would have to run power to this unit but is the smallest BTU unit available. The p/n for the millivolt unit is 009192.
My pool filter and pump motor system is installed inside my garage. Can your type of gas heater be installed indoors and vented or must it be installed outside? Thanks, Bill
Can you give me a link to the installation manual for the Raypak heater 206000 BTU NG ELE?
Hello Bill, Here is a link to the instruction manual for the Raypak 206,000 BTU NG ELE heater. Please note: These instructions are intended only for the use of qualified personnel, specifically trained and experienced in the installation of this type of heating equipment and related system components. Installation and service personnel may be required by some states to be licensed. If your state is such, be sure your contractor bears the appropriate license. Persons not qualified shall not attempt to fix this equipment nor attempt repairs according to these instructions.
I have never ordered something like this online. Have you ever delivered one of these units to a customer and for some slim chance this heater did not work or a problem with this unit not working. Just curious what the procedure would be if this happen. I know the chance of this happening is minimal. I'm going to be ordering soon and would like to know what to expect in case there was a problem. Thank you and have a great day.
Hi Gregory, We have had some cases in which you've explained. Once the unit is installed then that will fall under the manufacture warranty. The manufacture will work with the installer to resolve the issue if it's cause by a manufacture defect.
have a inground pool Grecian goes to 8ft deep end 37ft x16ft would this 206000btu work???
I am replacing my 17 year old Raypak 2100. will my old venting hood work on a Raypak 206 BTU?
Hello Dave, the venting kit should crossover to the new heater. Raypak vent kits have not changed in quite a while.
My house is at 5,600 feet elevation. Spa will be 550 gallons in-ground plaster/concrete.
Natural gas-240VAC. No jets. Does heater sense pressure and temperature? What pump should I get to match with this heater?
This heater does have a water pressure switch and has a thermostat, so it does sense both water flow and temperature. Since your house is at 5,600 you would need a Raypak High Elevation Heater. The 206,000 BTU Raypak heater has a minimum flow rating of 20 Gallons Per Minute (GPM) and a max flow rating of 120 GPM's. Based on these flow ratings any pump from 1/2 HP to 2 HP would work fine with this heater.
Please tell me what differences this model has in comparison to the Raypak 180 K BTU CuPru Nickel heater.
Hello LC - This heater has a copper heat exchanger and the 180K BTU has a cupro-nickel heat exchanger. The cupro-nickel is a more durable material. That is the only significant difference between the two models.
I am replacing an old Raypak 206k BTU heater and I need to know if this will fit on my concrete pad. Do you have the dimensions of the heater cabinet?
What is the difference between an Electronic and Millivolt ignition?
The basic answer is that Millivolt is the old style of ignition, using a standing pilot light. While the electronic ignition uses a spark start system like a gas grill. Electronic ignitions are more efficient in gas usage and also are better suited for high wind areas where a pilot light might get extinguished.
Will a gas heater operate at the low speed of a dual speed motor?
Probably not - Most gas heater will shut off at low GPM levels (20-40) to keep the heater cores from overheating - 20 for 200 BTUs, 40 for 400 BTUs. Depending on your pool system you might get these GPM levels at the low speed but generally these heaters must be run at the motor's high speed.
2 to 4 hrs
I removed old heater. I set the new one in its place. I piped up the gas line first because that is the hardest to do. I piped up the line from the filter to the heater then the return line back to the pool. Everything went well.
(5 out of 5 stars) Raypak pool heater
Reviewed By: Mark B. from Indianapolis, IN ()
I've had my pool for 16 years. My first heater was a Hayward and lasted only 4 years. I was glad to see that my pool company replaced it with a different brand. It was a Raypak. The performance was better than the previous one, and after six years, the heating element was replaced, which was less than 1/2 of the original cost of the unit. The heater lasted another six years, then basically disintegrated. This spring, I began shopping on the internet and found that INYOpools was amongst the lowest pricing that I could find for a replacement, and the shipping costs from Florida saved me quite a bit of money being that I live in the midwest. I installed the heater myself with no problems. the only issue was that my previous heater had a cast iron exchanger with stainless tubes and this new one is poly carbonate, so you can use standard 2" pvc to connect to it. I love the digital controls over the analog ones, (that didn't give you a "marked" temperature control at the source). I have absolutely no regrets that I purchased this heater from INYO. I would certainly do it again 12 years from now. By the way, I ordered the unit on a Saturday and had it at my door the following Wednesday, with no expedited delivery service.
(5 out of 5 stars) Fast Heating Swimming Pool Heater
Reviewed By: Marshall from Massachusetts ()
Pros: Heats more quickly than older model.
Cons: Installation more difficult than expected.
When finally installed it works very well and heats a 25,000 gallon pool quickly. I bought this unit to replace the equivalent model from years ago, and found the gas line and water lines were different so the installation was not so easy. Had to find a way to go from 1.5 inch copper to 2.0 inch PVC -- not so easy with a pressure fitting.
(5 out of 5 stars) never go without a heater again...
Reviewed By: Michael C. from Shakopee, MN ()
Pros: quiet, automatic, AWESOME
It works like a charm. My pool is 86°. I have had a permanent smile on my face since I hooked it up. The kids and I were in the pool until 10:45 pm last night - a feat that would not have happened without the heater. It's quiet, automatic, and AWESOME! I live in Minnesota. Now, my pool is opened sooner and we'll see how late in the year we can go...I'm thinking Halloween! I'll never not have a heater.
(5 out of 5 stars) Powerful spa heater
Reviewed By: Mitchell L. from Marietta, GA ()
Pros: Powerful and works as described
Cons: PC board is fragile
Well made and easy to install. Heats to spa temp quickly. On board controls are nice feature but should come with remote already installed since nobody's spa is right next to a heater. Also I blew out the pc control board when connecting the wrong ac leads. Should have a fail-safe feature preventing damage from such a mistake