Model # 014939
Warranty 1 Year
Manufacturer Code P-R266A-EN-X #51
Alternate Part #'s 010103, 014939, P-R266A-EN-X #51, PR266AENX, RAY014939
Enjoy your pool......Extend your swim season
Your pool and spa is a long-term investment that you, your family and friends will enjoy year after year. Now, there's an easier way to enjoy that investment more often, more reliably and more efficiently throughout the year...the Raypak Digital pool and spa heater.
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 Digital.
Elevation: 0 Ft. – 2000 Ft. Click Here for High Altitude Pool Heaters
The Raypak Digital gas heater comes with a microprocessor based thermostat control. This control allows you to set your pool or spa temperature precisely at your favorite setting just by pressing an up or down temperature control button. The Digital display gives you a constant read out of your pool water temperature. Just set it, and forget it! Truly simple.
Troubleshooting a gas heater has never been easier. The Raypak Digital has on-board diagnostic controls that let the user and the service professional know what is going on with the heater at all times. In the event that you would ever have a problem with the heater, the digital display will show where the problem is in the control circuit. It's like having a service technician built into every heater!
The Raypak Digital is compatible with most major pool control and remote systems on the market today. Any two-wire or three-wire remote can connect to the Raypak Digital and be integrated into the pool control system of your choice.
The Raypak Digital has the best outdoor design in the market today. With over 50 years in designing and building gas heaters, Raypak has put all that experience into its newest heater design. No need for fans to combat drafting problems, the Raypak Digital was designed for 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: falling leaves, wind, airborne debris, rain, downdrafts, updrafts, sleet, snow, etc. In fact it is so efficiently designed it ensures uninterrupted heating performance regardless of all but the most extreme weather conditions. Built Raypak tough. Built to last.
One look will tell you that the Raypak Digital is different! The look is contemporary. The design is advanced. And inside and out it's engineered to last. The attractive forest green and charcoal gray panels complement the latest pool and spa equipment designs. Raypak's original "pagoda top" design will keep the heater operating even in extreme wind conditions and downdrafts.
The Raypak Digital has a polyester coated, non-corrosive cabinet that is more durable than solventborne and waterborne coated metal cabinets. Every piece of sheet metal that gets powder coated goes through a 7-stage wash system making certain the powder paint has a perfect bond. Underneath the tough and beautiful finish you will find galvanized metal that offers superior rust prevention and years of durable service.
The Raypak Digital incorporates the latest in header design technology. Raypak's state-of-the-art engineering department utilized the latest in 3-D computer aided design to engineer the part for optimal performance. Polymer resin headers prevent rust stains from harming your pools surface giving you years of trouble-free swimming pleasure
This Raypak Digital heater has cupro-nickel fin tube heat exchangers for added protection against aggressive water chemistry. Although rare, there are certain applications, like health club spa's, where copper is just not the best choice. Cupro-nickel offers superior tolerance to bad and fluctuating water chemistry, thanks to a harder surface and thicker walled fin tube.
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
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)
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.
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.
Who performs warranty and out of warranty repairs? What maintenance and troubleshooting services are available?
Raypack would be in charge the warranty. You can always call Raypack in order to trouble shoot. Their number is 805-278-5300
Is this heater compatible with an above ground 27' round pool? Thanks.
Hi Cory, Yes this heater would be compatible with a 27' Round above ground pool, you would need to get with your propane company to install the appropriate sized propane line.
Can I use this Raypak heater (266,000 BTU's) with my existing 3/4" gas line.
I am replacing my old Teledyne Laars 175,000 BTU heater that has worked well with 3/4" gas line.
Hi Ella, As long as the distance of gas line from your gas valve to the heater did not exceed 15' than a 3/4" gas line would be fine for the Raypak 266K BTU. If your distance is longer than 15' then email me back with the details and I can make a reccomendation.
1 to 2 hrs
Socket Set, Wrench Set, Pipe wrench
The plumbing and gas line matched up with the old unit so I simply unhooked the old one hooked up the new one. Had to replace a couple pieces of the gas pipe to account for the fact that the new one is a few inches wider. Pretty easy set up. However, my old unit did not have an electric start so I had to get an electrician to hardwire it into my panel.
2 to 4 hrs
Screwdriver, Pipe Wrench and PVC cutting tool
We previously had a heater so the gas was in-place.
1) Disconnect and move old heater (heavy, but easy)
2) Connect gas, adding coupler and 3-inch nipple. Pipe dope in appropriate places and tightened to seal. Check for leaks with 50/50 soap and water mix. (Easy, required a pipe wrench to get tight enough.)
3) Replace 6' outdoor prewired electrical whip kit (Moderate)
4) Bond heater to pump and primary ground (Easy, needed a split bolt connector)
5) Run plumbing. Dry fit with with too much pvc...don't be like me or else you'll have to redo one or both sides. Also, with only 1 set of the 2" connectors, you need to be sure it's right before glueing. (Hard, low effort but it's easy to do wrong)
1 to 2 hrs
Pool heater was delivered without delay or issue. Very easy process from INYO pools. Installed heater electrical and then had a plumber come and install the gas line. Heater was making funny noises and figured out my pressure was too low. Bumped the pressure up by pump speed and it is working flawlessly. Great purchase experience through INYO pools.
2 to 4 hrs
Screwdriver, Adjustable Wrench
Estimates for replacement were staggering. I’m pretty mechanically inclined; have done plumbing, electrical, and gas in the past. New unit arrived on Friday morning, used a 2-wheeler to roll out the old one, moved new one into place. I had it installed and working by the afternoon. My install was probably easier because most everything lined right up. Saved a TON doing it myself.
2 to 4 hrs
Screwdriver, Adjustable Wrench, adhseives/plumbing
My friend and I removed the old heater as well as some of the existing piping as the gas pipe was in poor shape as well as the water delivery. Turned out to take about 3-4 hours for a couple of amateurs but it wasn't overly difficult. Runs great and heats really well!
Less than 1 hr
Wrench Set, Adjustable Wrench, Pipe dope, tin snips (because my gas line is on the right side of the heater), wire cutters
Memorial Day the pool heater would not light. Could hear it sparking, but not firing. Tried cleaning out some spider webs around the igniter and that got it to explosively light sending a huge orange ball of fire up and out of the heater. That was enough for me.
Went inside and checked out Inyo's heaters. I knew I was still going to go with Rapak because of all the research I did they were the heater of choice. At first I ordered the 266,000 but commercial heater with the cast iron header. Being the holiday Inyo was closed so I called them first thing Tuesday morning. They were very helpful and together we decided I didn't need the commercial version and went with the cupro-nickel heat exchanger instead. This saved me a couple hundred off the original order. This was all in Tuesday morning. Thursday the Estes freight company delivered the new heater!! Unbelievable!!
Sine I was basically replacing my old Rapak 206,000 but heater with the new 266,000 on everything lined right up and it only took 15 minutes to hook up the new heater. I paid our local garbage man twenty buck to haul off the old heater (after I stripped it of things like control board, flame rolloff switch etc. that would work on the new one).
I also installed. One-way check valve between the heater outlet and my clorinator to keep the highly chlorinated water from backing up to the heat exchanger and eating it up when the filter turns off.
My experience with Inyo was wonderful and they are the only company I use for pool stuff.
Less than 1 hr
Screwdriver, Adjustable Wrench, Rubber belt adjustable wrench
Local dealers wanted around $4,600 to install this Raypak model to replace my 7 year old heater that finally met its maker. Ordered it from Inyo who had the best price online. Received it 5 days later and fully installed it myself within 30 minutes minus the LP gas line. Everything was quick and easy due to the plumbing being plug and play given it was the same as my old model. The gas line I could have attached myself in about 20 minutes or less but had a plumber friend install that for me just to remove any chance of a leak and risk leaking out $400 worth of LP that is currently in my tank. $3,000 saved doing it myself. I'm pretty handy but even if your handyman skills are pretty low you could easily tackle this job and save yourself a bunch of money assuming you are replacing a Raypak where you don't need to re-plumb anything.
(5 out of 5 stars) Great heater
Reviewed By: Pendlm from Springville, NY ()
Pros: Easily replaced old heater
Replaced my 15+ year old Raypak with this new cupro-nickel model with no regrets. New unit works great, and I enjoy the digital controls and temperature display.
(5 out of 5 stars) Great Heater
Reviewed By: Inyo Customer ()
Just finished installing it this weekend. So far love it compared to my old Jandy Lite2. Seems like its better built and you can tell Raypak has built HVAC equipment for the installer. Easy access doors, no screws for the lid, simple interface, helpful manual explaining how to replace parts and trouble shoot, wiring done while standing up, etc.... The big buttons and easy to read lcd are also nice touches, along with the dark door to protect those things from sun and the elements. Will it have problems at some point? Yes but Raypak seems like they'll be good to work on. BTW, I was actually able to get hold of someone on the phone who actually knew the answers to my technical questions.
(5 out of 5 stars) Great Raypak heater for salt water pools!
Reviewed By: Inyo Customer ()
I replaced my old Hayward heater with this model. This heater is SO much quieter than the Hayward models. You can barely hear it operating. I have had this for about a year now, and there are no issues. I had a plumber connect the gas, but I did the rest myself. The instruction manual is very straightforward with electrical and plumbing connections. Very nice unit!
(4 out of 5 stars) Good heater
Reviewed By: Inyo Customer ()
It does a very Good of heating the pool. The only complaint is that it makes a whistling sound when it is on, louder at lower pump speeds than high pump speeds but always whistling. I did not see an efficiency number but do not expect it to be high since the exhaust temperature (stack) is too hot to touch. Installation was not difficult once the heater is placed in position. I did have to switch the side for water inlet and exhaust due to my pool equipment layout. Note to installers, there is a shutoff valve for gas in the regulator that needs to be turned on. Not obvious looking at regulator.