Raypak RP2100 Digital Heater - R206A - Cupro-Nickel - Natural Gas - P-R206A-EN-X #51



Model # 014938

By Raypak

  4.5 Average  



Model # 014938

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Code P-R206A-EN-X #51

Alternate Part #'s 010102, 014938, P-R206A-EN-X #51, PR206AENX, RAY014938

Product Description

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


Digital Controls

  • Microprocessor Controlled Thermostat

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.

  • Self Diagnostic

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!

  • Remote Compatible

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.

Wind Resistant

  • Built-in Wind Resistant Design

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.


  • Smart Design

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.

  • Polytuff Powder Coating

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.

Non-Corrosive Waterways

  • Polymer Header

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

  • Cupro-Nickel Fin Tube

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)

Product Specifications

206,000 BTU
Digital Readout:
Heat Exchanger:
Plumbing Size:
2 in.
Special Feature:
Standard Emission
0-2,000 ft.

?     Asked on 2/1/2021by Mark Matias

I need a heat exchanger model # is p-r206a-en-c serial # sn 170333952

A  Answered on 2/2/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello Mark, based on the information provided you can go with either the Heat Exchanger Assy Copper, R206a, R207a - 010043F or the heat Exchanger Assy Cupro Nickel, R206a, R207a - 010356F.

?     Asked on 10/1/2020by Luc leger

Do you deliver in canada?

A  Answered on 10/13/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello Luc,Due to the size of this unit, you would need to arrange a freight forwarder to have this shipped into Canada. 

?     Asked on 5/22/2020by Inyo Visitor

can the water lines be switched to the left side?

A  Answered on 12/3/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hello, yes the ports can be rotated on these units. 

?     Asked on 12/10/2019by Rikesh Patel

Do you have this heater ASME for commerdcial use Ray pac 206BTU electronic ignition

A  Answered on 12/10/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes, we currently have that model heater being part number 010198

?     Asked on 12/2/2019by Jim Nash

Does this heater come with the new ProTec anticorrosion

A  Answered on 12/4/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Eric J.

Hello Jim, that heater has the cupronickel material that protects it from corrosion.

?     Asked on 9/17/2019by Jim

Does this heater come with the plumbing on the left when facing the front of the heater? I

A  Answered on 9/17/2019 by Industry Professional

This heater comes with the plumbing to the right. You can take it apart and rotate the heat exchanger to make the plumbing on the left.

?     Asked on 8/13/2019by Inyo Visitor

I have a 20,000 gallon above ground pool. Is this the recommended heater for a pool of that size?

A  Answered on 8/13/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Steve M.

Yes, the  Raypak Heater 206,000 BTU's NG ELE W/ Cupro-Nickel Heat Exchanger should be sufficient to heat your pool, however, there are a number of factors that would help determine that. We would suggest reading our article "Sizing Your Pool Heater".

?     Asked on 6/9/2019by Enzo

My pool is 25k gallons my gas line is 100ft from house to pool.. 1 in pipe.. will this heater suit my needs

A  Answered on 10/2/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Michelle B.

Hello,We would recommend going with a 250k btu or larger for your size pool.

A  Answered on 9/30/2019 by Industry Professional


?     Asked on 6/5/2019by mike Curtis

Is the Raypak pool heater, model number 014938, is the brand new, or refurbished in some way?

A  Answered on 6/7/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Mike. These are new unit. 

?     Asked on 4/8/2019by David

I have a 40k gallon salt water pool but I only use the heater to warm up the spa which is I’m guessing 8k gallons by looking at it with this heater be sufficient in heating the spa? Never had a urge to heat the entire pool.

A  Answered on 4/9/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, David. This size heater will be sufficient to heat an 8,000 gallon spa. 

?     Asked on 4/8/2019by David

I have a 40k gallon salt water pool but I only use the heater to warm up the spa which is I’m guessing 8k gallons by looking at it with this heater be sufficient in heating the spa? Never had a urge to heat the entire pool.

A  Answered on 4/9/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, David. This size heater will be sufficient to heat an 8,000 gallon spa.

?     Asked on 4/5/2019by DW

When I look at the warranty it states that it needs to be installed by a licensed installer. I am fully competent to install this heater as good or better than a pool installer. Will they void the warranty if I install this myself?

A  Answered on 4/5/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, DW. Your warranty will not be voided, however, installation errors or failures are not covered. 

?     Asked on 3/27/2019by Inyo Visitor

is there an energy efficiency rating or something similar. Thanks. Phil

A  Answered on 3/27/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. All Raypak gas pool heaters are CSA-certified to the ANSI Z21.56/CSA 4.7 standard. The efficiency rating is not published on any of the Raypak documents.

?     Asked on 6/6/2017by JOHN I CONNORS

Will this unit heat a 18,000 gallon inground fiberglass pool, old Raypac is 185,000 btu. Thanks

A  Answered on 6/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello, Yes that would be a good replacement.

?     Asked on 5/22/2017by Bob

Our pool is piped with 1-1/2 pvc I notices that this heater has 2 " connections, can this be reduced without losing performance?

A  Answered on 5/24/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bob. The plumbing can be reduced to 1-1/2" or increased to 2" to the unit without affecting performance.

?     Asked on 5/17/2017by Inyo Visitor

Can you give me the dimensions of this heater-014938- RP206AENX

A  Answered on 5/18/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. The dimensions of the PR206AENX are located on the RP Series Technical Data Sheet.

?     Asked on 4/21/2017by Andy - Fort Atkinson, WI

I have a 22,000 gal in ground salt water pool. Would this unit adequately heat the pool and would the cupro-nickel HE be recommended for this application? This unit would be replacing an existing raypak unit of the same size. Thank you.

A  Answered on 4/21/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

For that pool size, I would not recommend anything smaller than the 336,000 BTU model and yes, if you have a salt system you need the unit with the cupro-nickel heat exchanger.

?     Asked on 2/19/2017by Inyo Visitor

Will the delivery service place the unit in a attached garage? This is a new home with a concrete driveway from the curb to the garage.

A  Answered on 2/20/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Hello- Unfortunately, truck line deliveries are delivered curbside. You can reach out to the trucking company to see if they would be able to help you further, but it's not guaranteed and there may be an extra charge for it that would be your responsibility.

?     Asked on 8/13/2015by Inyo Visitor

does an electronic ignition mean that the heater has to be powered by electricity...do I need and outlet in my pool shed?

A  Answered on 8/14/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Yes this heater requires to be hard wired in order for the electronic ignition to work.

?     Asked on 10/10/2012by Guest

What is the difference between an Electronic and Millivolt ignition?

A  Answered on 10/10/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

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.

?     Asked on 1/16/2012by Guest

Will a gas heater operate at the low speed of a dual speed motor?

A  Answered on 1/16/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

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.


Est. Repair Time

2 to 4 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Nut Drivers, Socket Set, Wrench Set, Adjustable Wrench

1     0

Old heater died, researched and thought this was the best replacement.

Written on 8/18/2020 by Guest

Removed old heater. Unpacked new heater and I needed to reverse the header pipes as mine are on the right side. Removed the top 8 screws and the internal 8 screws to remove the top fire cover. Removed both side panels with 8 screws per side and loosened front panel so I could reroute wires.

Removed the sensors and wiring to reroute. Removed the 10 bolts on the header and flipped it over to other side. Reattached the 10 bolts on both sides and torqued them.

Reattached sensors and rerouted wires. Reversed side panels and reattached with 8 per side screws per side. Replaced the top of fire box with screws and then top with 8 screws.

Placed heater in position and old supply lines were reattached. Old gas and electric lines fit right were they were originally. Fired right up. Great heater. Took only 10 hours for initial heat up.

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Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Nut Drivers, Pliers, Adjustable Wrench

Old 15 yr old Raypak heater failed

Written on 6/3/2020 by Guest

Ordered new Raypak heater for my pool. Shipping was fast and free! Had to relocated electrical to left side of the heater but that was easy. Installed in about 2 hrs. Works great!

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Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Wrench Set, Adjustable Wrench

Installing new heater

Written on 4/9/2020 by Guest

Installed new heater, connected gas piping, electrical and pvc unions. Heater went in good.Too cold to start now and startup pool

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Est. Repair Time

4 to 8 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Socket Set, Wrench Set, Adjustable Wrench, hacksaw, PVC Glue/cleaner, electrical tools

2     0

Previous heater was approx 10 years old and wasnt worth replacing parts on

Written on 1/5/2017 by Guest

First, I shut off the gas, electric and water to the old heater. Next, I disconnected the gas and electric. I disconnected the PVC (water) and removed the old heater. The new heater was placed in the old heater's place. The gas line lined up perfectly, so I was able to reuse. The electric required longer wires to be spliced in, so I added a junction box and made the connection. The water line required some cutting, measuring, etc., but went smoothly. After the connections were complete and the glue dried, I turned on the water, (fixed a minor leak), then turned on the gas (checked for leaks), and turned on the electrical. The unit functioned perfectly and we were able to enjoy a heated pool last summer.

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