What gas pool heater to get
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- Last Post 26 March 2019
Hello Kevin - We'd recommend a Raypak model with a cupro-nickel heat exchanger. The cupro-nickel heat exchangers are more durable than the copper version. Check out our available Raypak Cupro-Nickel pool heaters.
Can the raypak be vented out the back of a pool shed or does it have to be the roof
You can vent it horizontally if you add the Raypak D-2 power vent.
Kevin, I will have to agree with Rob here as I am running 2 Raypak 406A heaters @ 399,000 btu. I am currently enclosing the pool pump area and running a stack out the top of the roof and decided against the power vent which CAN as Rob says go out the side wall.
I have run 2 of these for 6 years now with no rusting problems with both being completely outdoors all this time. One will now be inside.
thanks for the quick response
one other question is it is it worth the extra money to get the copper nickel heat exchanger over copper
i don’t have salt water but am planning to do that as well possibly next year
Copper is more susceptible to corrosion when the pH fluctuates. If you are disciplined and test the water weekly, you would be ok with a copper heat exchanger.
Ok getting a bit of misinformation from the local pool place
what is actually required to vent the raypak our the roof of the pool shed? I’m being told it’s an adapter and then another $1500 worth of pipe/ vent from the gas company to finish the job do they know what they are talking about ?
To vent through the roof, you'd need an indoor stack kit. They cost around $120-$150. You'll then need additional piping to vent it up and out. They may be including labor and the cost of the additional piping. Unfortunately, I'm not sure of the cost because we do not offer this service. It may be worth getting a second estimate.