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Hayward H250FDP Universal H-Series Low NOx 250,000 BTU

Features

This Hayward propane pool and spa heater is a mid-range unit with 250,000 BTUs. It also features a standard Cupro nickel heat exchanger for better durability and longevity. It increases hydraulic efficiency with a patented polymer header and bypass valve. This ensures it runs properly, smoothly, and will last a long time.

Who It’s For

This unit is great for any residential pool and spa setup, able to power almost all of your backyard needs. Anyone wanting to ensure reliable power and heat to your pool and spa will benefit from this unit as it provides more than enough power and offers both reliability and durability. This way, you know it will last long.

Pros

It’s 250,000 BTUs offers amazing power and heating capabilities. This unit will be able to power any residential pool and spa area with no problems. If you want to extend it to other uses, it may be able to bear that as well. It also comes with high end finishes and parts to make sure it is durable and reliable. It’s Low NOx emissions ensures that it meets and potentially exceeds air quality emission standards.

Cons

This unit is designed for permanent installation and is not portable or mobile. It will be able to sufficiently power most of your pool and spa needs, giving you a great backyard experience. However, you will need to keep it in one spot and use the power source from there. It can be installed by the owner, but professional installation is suggested.

Final Opinion

This unit is great for above average needs for a pool or spa in a residential neighborhood. Anyone looking for a reliable, long-lasting heater that will always provide sufficient power for their needs would be happy with this machine. It will potentially be able to power more than just your pool and spa with it’s high 250,000 BTU heating power. This is a great buy for any family with pool heating needs.

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Hayward H400FDP Universal H-Series Low NOx 400,000 BTU

Features

This Hayward propane pool and spa heater offers a lot of power, boasting 400,000 BTUs. This gives it a strong heat output able to heat even large pools in colder weather. It has a standard Cupro nickel heat exchanger to ensure reliability and durability. It is also efficient due to its use of a patented polymer header and bypass valve. It features Low NOx emissions to meet or exceed quality standards for emissions.

Who It’s For

This machine is for a larger pool and spa area, someone who wants top quality performance, and for colder regions. This machine’s power makes it ideal for heating a pool in even the coldest of temperatures and regions. It also makes sure you can heat a larger area.

Pros

It’s 400,000 BTUs offers superb heating power for the coldest and largest areas. This machine will have no problem getting the job done no matter how difficult the task. Because of this power, it will heat your pool completely all the time and be able to do so very quickly.

Cons

With such a powerful machine, this heater uses up more energy. This makes it less cost effective as other models, and less energy efficient. If these are important to you, you may want to consider a less powerful model. This model is not portable and is designed for permanent installation. Although you can install this model yourself, professional installation is suggested for a model this heavy-duty.

Final Opinion

This machine offers some of the most powerful heating options, boasting a whopping 400,00 BTUs. It is a permanent model, that does not have portable features. It is built with reliability and durability in mind, made from a strong construction and featuring a high quality heat exchanger and bypass valve. This makes the machine run more smoothly and increases its quality. This machine should provide adequate heating in cold conditions and for larger areas. It will also last long due to its construction. Although it may use more energy, it should save you on replacement parts and repairs.

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Hayward H100IDP1 H-Series Low NOx 100,000 BTU

Features

It has a electronic ignition so you can quickly and simply start it with the press of of a button. It easily plugs in and starts up in seconds. It has moderate power to heat smaller pools, and is fairly cost efficient.

Who It’s For

This pool heater is recommended for mostly residential pools with an area of less than 450 square feet. This heater has adequate power to heat an area of this size, but is not built for larger areas. This is geared toward residential rather than commercial use.

Pros

It features induced draft technology that ensures you get the best heating performance in all weather conditions. It also has a cool-to-the-touch cabinet surface so that it is safe to touch and be around. This ensures it works in all conditions and can be easily handled. It is also not overpowering, so it is inexpensive on fuel compared to other models.

Cons

This pool heater is made for smaller pools and does not boast strong heating output. It will suffice for most family homes but will not heat fast or completely depending on the size of your pool. It is for residential use only.

Final Opinion

The Hayward 100,000 BTU Propane pool heater is a great unit for most family and home pools. It will do the job of any smaller sized pool and will do so at a lower fuel cost than other machines. If you want your pool to heat fast and completely, you may want to consider getting a higher powered machine, but this will most likely serve any residential purpose.

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