Swimming Pool Heaters
Open Earlier and Close Later; if you’re a pool owner who can’t wait to start swimming, then a pool heater or heat pump is a great way to jump-start your pool season. Inyo offers the biggest brands in pool and spa heating like the Raypak RP2100 Series, Pentair MasterTemp, and the Hayward Universal H-Series
. We can help you find the right heater for any type of pool application. Saltwater, lap pool, spa, or whatever you need; Inyo has it. More Information - How to Select an Inground Pool Heater
Things to Know When Picking Your Pool Heater
Natural Gas (NG)
is the most common gas type used in pool heaters because of its convenience and wide availability in most residential areas. For regions without natural gas service, you can use Propane (LP)
fired heater. These heaters require large propane tanks (250 gallons or bigger) to be installed on-site to fuel the heater.
Electric Ignition (IID)
heaters are the standard for new pool heater installations; their spark start mechanism is similar to a gas-fired stove or grill. Electronic ignition pool heaters are required for applications in high-wind areas. The older-style but still available Millivolt Ignition (MV)
pool heaters use a standing pilot light to fire the heater. The millivolt ignition has fallen out of favor due to pilot light concerns. More Information - Hayward Universal H-Series Vs. Raypak RP2100
The heat exchanger is the metal manifold that sits over the pool heater’s burners, and through which the water flows. Copper is the basic metal for pool heat exchangers; these can be used in traditional chlorine pools. Copper heat exchangers
cannot be used in saltwater pools, not in applications with drastic changes in water chemistry. Cupro-Nickel heat exchangers
are salt-pool friendly, as they are made of a more durable copper and nickel alloy. More Information - How to Prevent Pool Heater Heat Exchanger Failure
Atmospheric & Low Emissions (Low-NOx)
Some states, like California, require that all new pool heater applications must be rated as a low emissions or LowNox design. Some pool heaters like the Hayward Universal H-Series
come standard as Low-NOx design, whereas the RayPak model has specific designs for Low-NOx
Heaters require a constant supply of oxygen to work efficiently and safely; that is why they have a listed elevation range in which they can be safely installed. For example, the Hayward Universal H-Series
is up to 10,000 ft elevation, Pentair MasterTemp
is up to 9,000 feet and the standard Raypak is up to 2,000 ft
for standard models, but offers high altitude models
capable of installations of up to 9,000 ft. More Information - Do I Need a High Elevation Heater?
What is a Pool Heat Pump?
The Pool Heat Pump
is the way to go if you’re looking for a more efficient alternative to a gas-fired pool heater. A pool heat pump operates similarly to your home’s A/C heat pump, but in reverse, adding heat to the water instead of removing it. Heat/Chill heat pump variants also cool your water for those super hot summer days. Heat pumps feature a titanium heat exchanger
, which makes them perfect for traditional chlorine or saltwater pools. Heat pumps are ideal in warmer states, especially for pool owners wanting to extend their pool season. Due to their design, most heat pumps cannot operate in ambient air temps below 60 degrees.
Did you know most of the heat energy your pool heater puts into your pool and spa is lost through the surface of your pool? Keep the heat and save money with a solar cover
; solar covers are lightweight floating cover that traps the heat in your pool. Use a solar reel (for inground pools
/ above ground pool
) to install or remove the pool solar blanket in just a couple of minutes