Model # 014784
Warranty 1 Year
Alternate Part #'s PR156AENC, RAY014784
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 Raypak 106 and 156 are built to last by using the highest quality integral copper fin tube available. Copper is well known for its ability to transfer heat efficiently, and is the first choice for pool and spa heat exchanger construction. Pure copper has stood the test of time as the industry standard for efficiency, quality and product life. Raypak’s copper finned tube is one integral piece of copper with the fins extruded from the tube. Hybrid designs using separate copper fins and cupronickel tubes just can’t stand the test of time. When you choose Raypak, you can rest assured you are making the right choice.
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 have a 15X30 pool will this effectively heat the pool ?
One of the most frequently asked questions we hear from pool owners is, “How long does it take to heat a pool?” This is an important question because it helps pool owners determine what size pool heater they need to purchase for their pool and how long in advance they need to start their heater so that it is warm enough to swim.
If i placed the order today, do you know when the heater would be delivered? 8750 Eagle Rd, Kirtland, Oh 44094
Hi Sandy, the approximate delivery lead time of this heater is currently 2-5 business days. Once the item is shipped tracking will be automatically emailed to you a well.
do you have to install a chimney
Hello Mike, so for these units in a high wind area you will want to use a high wind stack to prevent the pilot light from going out, and for indoor installation, you will want to use a vent adapter kit to allow the exhaust fumes to be directed outdoors.
We have a 20’ x 40’ inground pool that holds 45,000 gallons. Would this heater work for a pool this size?
Hi Angela, more than likely you will need a larger unit to efficiently heat your 45k gallon swimming pool. There are a few variables that need to be considered to size a pool heater. Here is a guide that we put together called "Sizing Your Pool Heater" that should help.
I have a 12K gallon above ground round pool and I live in Alberta Canada at 2200+ elevation above sea level. What size and type of heater do I require. It is typically windy here as well.
One of the Hayward Universal H-Series LowNox heaters shown here http://www.inyopools.com/productlisting/heaters_hayward_lownox.aspx would be a great choice, they include a kit to use the heater up to 10,000 feet above sea level. The minimum BTU size for your size pool is 100,000BTU. The Hayward heaters start at 150K if you installed a heater for that size it will take approximately, one hour to raise the temperature by 1-degree with the use of a Solar Blankets or Natural Chemistry COVER FREE 32 Oz - 07100 to prevent evaporation, 80% of heat loss is due to evaporation without a cover or liquid cover it will take longer to heat and maintain temperatures in the water.
We installed this heater today. It started up perfectly and heated for about 30 minutes and then shut off. The display reads Rollout Sw open. What do we need to do?
Normally that occurs in windy locations, are you in a windy location? If so you will need one of these High Wind Stacks If you think that wind is not the issue then it is possible it is a faulty rollout switch and we could send you a replacement. Here is a Video on How to Replace a Raypak Roll Out Switch which is a pretty straight forward process,
It is not normally windy here but it was yesterday afternoon when we installed the heater. Is there a way to reset it to determine if that was the issue?
Hi Karen, From my understanding is that when the conditons become less windy then that error code should go away, was that not the case? You may want to give Raypak a quick call at and they should be able to troubleshoot with you by phone. Raypak 805-278-5300
I contacted Raypak and they said that I need a new rollout switch. Will you replace it?
Hi Karen, please give our customer service a call at 407-834-2200 and they will get you taken care of. If Raypak gave you a part # for that switch then please have that handy.
When my pump motor shuts off at night does my heater shut off too.
The pilot knob plunges slightly but will not turn to pilot. It is sitting in the on position. Does their need to be water in the heater for this knob to function?
Hi. Water has to be flowing through the unit in order for it to begin ignition. The Gas valve must be in the on position. I would recommend using the flow chart in the Owners Manual - Models 106 & 156 to diagnose any problems with the unit.
I have 24000 gal. pool how many BTU's do I need to heat pool & spa?
Hi. Heaters are sized based on the pool's surface area, you can calculate your pools surface area and heater sizing using the formulas from theses links The Surface Area of your Swimming Pool & The BTU Size of your Swimming Pool Heater.
I am replacing a heater that I had for 7 yrs. I have some concerns. I have an above ground 18' X 33'X 52" oval pool will the 156 be able to handle that size. I live in New Jersey where are your heaters shipped from and do you guarantee heater will be delivered in good condition and if not do you have free return.
Hi, John. To effectively heat a pool of your size would require a 200K BTU heater. These units are packaged and shipped to prevent damage from occurring but if your unit arrives damaged you would refuse delivery and notified us immediately. The return delivery on damaged goods are of no charge to the customer.
Is the heat exchanger stainless steel inside with copper fins outside? Is this heater OK for an above ground 24' pool?
Hi John, The heat exchanger in these units does not have stainless steel tube, it has copper tubes and fins but the sheets are stainless steel.
i turned off the heater to reaplace the spa water, when i turned on, the display tells me that the water sw is open and the heater will not fire up. how do i fixe the problem??
Hi Armando, According to the Raypak 106 & 156 Installation and Operating Manual, the problem is the Pressure switch. They asked that you "Verify water flow and pressure CLEAN FILTER / STRAINER - backwash if neccessary."
why is an electric connection needed
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
Does this heater come with the 11/2 in manifold output connector shown in Fig. 11 of the owner's manual? It mentions the supplied 2" connector. what about the 11/2" connector?
Can I reduce the 2 in connections down to 1 1/2? Do you have to use ridgid pvc pipe or can you use flex piping? Does this unit come with electrical cord?
Hello Trevor - You can reduce the connections down to 1.5". Flexible PVC can be used. This heater does come with a standard 120 VAC 3-prong power cord.
(5 out of 5 stars) Extended Summer
Reviewed By: Michael P. from Creston, IA ()
Pros: Works perfectly.
Cons: Difficult installation. Need professional, NOT a DIY.
We have been wanting to put in a heater for our pool the second we put it in. Main reason is we live in Iowa and we only were able to get in the pool after several warm days. With this heater we were able to get in the pool in APRIL!!! We didn't even shut it down until October. We got our moneys worth. Very low maintenance.