Raypak 156A 150,000 BTU Digital ELE LP 0-1999' - 014786



Model # 014786

By Raypak



Model # 014786

Warranty 1 Year

Alternate Part #'s RAY014786

Product Description

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.

Basic Data

Model Number Full BTU Input Indoor Stack dia.
P-R156A 150,000 6”


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

Wind-Resistant Design

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.

Polymer Headers

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.

Automatic Bypass

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.

Burner Tray

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.

Fire Tile

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

Product Specifications

150,000 BTU
0 - 1999 ft.

?     Asked on 4/28/2020 by Niccole

My house runs on natural gas, can I still install a propane heater

A  Answered on 12/21/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Nicole, technically yes you can but would need to get the heater converted to a natural gas unit. Cost-wise, this usually not recommended if you were purchasing a brand new unit so I would suggest considering purchasing a natural gas heater. 

?     Asked on 4/27/2020 by Niccole

My house runs on natural gas, can I still install a propane heater

A  Answered on 4/27/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

No you will need a Natural Gas Heater which can be found here Raypak Raypak 156A 150,000 BTU Natural Gas Heater

?     Asked on 3/27/2020 by Bill Hurley

I live in southern southwest VA, would like for our above ground pool 24 round to maintain at 90. What size propane heater would be recommended?

A  Answered on 4/1/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bill. This 156A model will be sufficient. 

?     Asked on 6/8/2019 by Gary

Is there a warranty, How long is the shipping time for a 44484 zip code

A  Answered on 6/8/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Gary, Yes this comes with a 1 year warranty and the shipping time 3-5 business days for delivery.

  • Commented on 6/8/2019 by Product Owner

    thank you

    • Commented on 6/9/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

      Thanks Gary!

?     Asked on 2/18/2019 by Frank

HI, how long is the power cord that comes with this product?

A  Answered on 2/19/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Michelle B.

Hello, These units do not come with power cords.There is connection cords coming outside the unit, which will be around 6 inches long.

A  Answered on 5/7/2019 by Raypak

This comes with a 6 foot cord.

?     Asked on 6/20/2017 by Randy

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?

A  Answered on 6/29/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

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. 

?     Asked on 5/28/2017 by Tina

I have a 24ft round 4ft in ground will this heater be sufficient?

A  Answered on 5/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

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. 

?     Asked on 4/27/2017 by Gail

I have a 24' round above ground pool in northern Indiana. Would you recommend this heater to extend swimming season?

A  Answered on 4/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

I would recommend at least the 266,000 BTU model according to your pool size and location.

?     Asked on 3/2/2017 by barry

how long will it take to heat up a 5-600 spa starting at 70 degrees to 101 degrees

A  Answered on 3/2/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Hello Barry- It will take a little over an hour to heat your spa to 101 degrees from 70.

?     Asked on 5/4/2016 by

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?

A  Answered on 5/5/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

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.

?     Asked on 3/29/2016 by Jim

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?

A  Answered on 3/29/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

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.

?     Asked on 9/9/2015 by Ernest

What size gas connection does this take?

A  Answered on 9/11/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Ernest, The gas size can be found in the 106 & 156Above-Ground Pool & Spa Heater Manual.

?     Asked on 7/3/2015 by Jeff

I have 1 1/2" fittings. Can I use reducers on this, or do I have to change everything out?

A  Answered on 7/5/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

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).

?     Asked on 6/7/2015 by joseph

I have a 18' x 33' oval pool. Not in the mountains. What size heater will be needed to maintain exceptable swimming temp?

A  Answered on 6/7/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Joseph, The RayPak 156A would be a suitable propane heater for your pool size.

?     Asked on 5/28/2015 by Jim

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.

A  Answered on 5/29/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Jim, Based on your pool set up I would suggest a 266,000 BTU also since you are up in the mountains you will need a High Elevation Pool Heater here.

?     Asked on 5/19/2015 by Nelson

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? Thanks

A  Answered on 5/19/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Nelson, I think this would be a perfect heater for what you are looking to do and for your sized pool.

?     Asked on 4/12/2015 by Tamara Nash

How large of a unit do I need to heat a 18x32 oval?

A  Answered on 4/13/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Tamara - We would recommend the 266k BTU Raypak heater. The model number is 009225.

?     Asked on 1/25/2015 by

Is this a good size for a 12' by 24' above ground pool? I want it to heat to 86 degrees.

A  Answered on 1/26/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

The Raypak 156A would be a sufficient size for a 12' x 24' above ground pool.


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