Model # 014786
Model # 014786
Warranty 1 Year
RayPak Above Ground Pool/Spa Heater - 156A
The Raypak 156A is the perfect choice for larger above-ground pools, spas and inground pools. The 156 has up to 50% more BTU's than the competitors' above-ground pool heaters. More BTU's means quicker heat-up. Extend your swim season, open your pool earlier and close it later. Your pool is always ready when you have a Raypak on duty.
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PolyTuf Textured Powder Coating
The Raypak gas heater has a polyester-coated, non-corrosive cabinet that is more durable than solvent-borne and waterborne-coated metal cabinets. Every piece of sheet metal goes through a 7-stage wash system, making certain the powder paint has a perfect bond. Underneath the tough, yet beautiful finish you will find galvanized metal that offers superior rust prevention and years of durable service
No need for fans to combat drafting problems under normal conditions. This heater is designed to draft naturally in outdoor installations with its exclusive low-profile design. It is so thoughtfully and carefully designed it actually protects itself from the things that tend to stifle ordinary pool and spa heaters. It delivers uninterrupted heating performance regardless of falling leaves, wind, airborne debris, rain, downdrafts, updrafts, sleet, snow, etc.
Prevent rust stains from harming your pool or spa’s surface, giving you years of trouble-free swimming pleasure.
All-Copper-Fin-Tube Heat Exchanger
The fin tubes of the heat exchanger are each made from a single piece of extruded copper. This integral-fin design allows maximum heat transfer to be attained and maintained. Raypak also uses thick stainless steel tube sheets for robust construction and rust free operation.
The 156 is available standard with Raypak’s propriety AFT digital control. This control handles all the safety functions of the heater as well as the electronic ignition and flame supervision. State of the art diagnostic reporting and fault recording. This is the same control we use in our bigger gas pool heaters. Only the best will do for the model 156. The electronic ignition system requires external power (120VAC or 240VAC) and generates a pilot only when there is a call for heat. Units come with a 3 foot, 3 prong power cord.
2” Water Connections
Supplied with every Raypak 156 heater is a set of 2" flange connections to make your installation secure and effortless.
The Raypak 156 comes standard with a built in water bypass so it can handle different GPM’s without having to adjust your flow rates manually. The bypass also helps keep a constant engineered flow through the tubes to help reduce condensation caused by cold water.
Every burner tray is built to last, from the stainless steel burner deck to the aluminized metals used in the heat sensitive areas. Innovative design allows for the easy removal of the tray for servicing.
A ceramic fiber combustion box keeps your heater running efficiently while keeping the outside jacket cool. By using this space-age material the heater won't retain residual heat after it is turned off, allowing it to be installed without the use of costly metal heat sinks.
Energy-smart Raypak heaters consistently achieve the highest efficiency ratings. They meet or exceed all federal and state standards
Available for natural gas or propane.
Please note the Raypak model 156 is not designed to meet the emissions regulations in areas requiring Low NOx levels.
Reduce input 4% for each 1000 feet above sea level when installed above 2000 feet elevation.
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. Click here for RayPak Low Nox Heaters
I live in Sothern Indiana, 24 ft above ground. Have solar blanket as well. Propane set up up. Is this the right heater for me?
Randy. This unit will be sufficient to heat a 24' A/G Pool with a pool cover. Confirm that you do need a propane unit.
I have a 24ft round 4ft in ground will this heater be sufficient?
Hi, Tina. Yes, this 150K BTU unit is adequate to heat a 24' A/G pool depending on how fast you would want to reach your desired temperature.
I have a 24' round above ground pool in northern Indiana. Would you recommend this heater to extend swimming season?
I would recommend at least the 266,000 BTU model according to your pool size and location.
Hi I have a in ground spa connected to a pool in ground. The spa is approx 8' round measured directly across and only about 4' deep. Connections to existing heater are 2" connections.
Would this heater work to heat spa? And ok for a in ground spa?
If the spa is directly connected to the pool and the heater is a part of the pool equipment then you should be able to use if for your spas as well. You may need to have a walk through done with a pool technician to show you how to set up the valves in order to use the heater for spa usage.
I am looking for a new heater for my 24' Round above ground. Have Hayward Propane h110, when it works, it is ok. I want to have more heating power and quicker. Not sure of elevation difference in NJ, would the 156a be more than adequate?
Good afternoon Jim,The higher the BTU's the quicker your pool will heat up. Also, a good pool cover will help in heating up your pool as well as maintaining the heat so you don't have to run your heater as much.
I have 1 1/2" fittings. Can I use reducers on this, or do I have to change everything out?
Hi Jeff, The you can use a reducer for the water connection for the RayPak 156A Digital Control - 150K BTUs - Propane, ELE (0-1999 FT).
I have a 18' x 33' oval pool. Not in the mountains. What size heater will be needed to maintain exceptable swimming temp?
i live in the Shenandoah valley (mountains) and have a 32" round above ground pool, 4" deep. I have a Hayward salt system, what type of heater and size would I need to bring the evening temps to 85 degrees? Thank you.
I have 27' round aboveground pool, and am looking to extend swimming season in Spring and fall. I live in Boston.
Which heater do you recommend?
Hi Nelson, I think this would be a perfect heater for what you are looking to do and for your sized pool.