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Swimming Pool Heater Guide
The Raypak company started business in 1947. Raypak heaters are now among the top-selling gas pool heaters in America. If they adhere to their Mission and Quality statements (available at their website) they should still be retaining their leading position for many years.

They have an unusual approach to their range of heaters. They have the usual Millivolt (pilot light and manual control) system and Digital (electronic ignition and push button digital display) system but have a low NOx version of the Digital range which is only available in Natural Gas. It is wise to check with your local and state government to check applicable by-laws regarding emissions before making a decision on which heater best suits you.

Raypak Gas Heater Reviews

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Raypak Millivolt Gas Pool Heaters

Raypak Millivolt Gas Swimming Pool Heater
The Millivolt range requires no extra electrical connection as it uses a pilot light for ignition and has no digital display. There is a simple temperature control knob so less electronics to give trouble.
Features and Benefits
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No electrical connection required for easy installation
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Simple mechanical controls so there is less to go wrong
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Rated at 82% efficiency
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Wind and debris resistant design for less draft and blockage problems
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Built-in condensation protection to prevent condensation on the heat exchanger. Also prevents scale and soot buildup.
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Available in 206k, 266k, 336k and 406k BTU capacities.
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Has a ceramic fiber combustion chamber to prevent the outer case becoming hot.
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Raypak is ISO 9001 certified to maintain specified levels of quality (ISO 9001 is explained in detail here)
Reasons to Purchase This Heater
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Simplicity with less electronics leads to greater reliability
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Standard one year warranty
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Lower end of price scale
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Reasonable efficiency
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Hard to find complaints
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Salt chlorinators are okay but be careful as imbalanced water chemistry will void warranty
Reasons NOT to Purchase This Heater
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No Extended warranty appears to be available
Where to Buy A Raypak Millivolt Natural Gas Heater
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Raypak Digital Gas Pool Heaters

This heater is the electronic version of the previous Millivolt heater. The only real difference being a digital display and push-button operation. One interesting feature of this heater as opposed to most other electronic ignition heaters is the lack of a fan. The design of this heater means the draft is sufficient without the need of a fan to remove the exhaust gasses. This should result in lower power consumption.
Raypak Digital Gas Swimming Pool Heater
Features and Benefits
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Rated at 82% efficiency for fairly economical operation
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Easy to use with digital display and push-button control
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Wind and debris resistant design for less draft and blockage problems
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Built-in condensation protection to prevent condensation on the heat exchanger. Also prevents scale and soot buildup.
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Water connections are reversible for ease of installation
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Has a ceramic fiber combustion chamber to prevent the outer case becoming hot.
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Good built-in diagnostic program for easy troubleshooting
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Raypak is ISO 9001 certified to maintain specified levels of quality (ISO 9001 is explained in detail here)
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Low number of complaints found
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No fan required so should be lower power consumption
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Available in 206k, 266k, 336k and 406k BTU capacities.
Reasons to Purchase This Heater
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Precise push-button temperature control
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No fan means less to go wrong
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Built-in diagnostics help in troubleshooting
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Lower end of price scale
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Automatic condensation protection
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One year warranty
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Stainless steel burners
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Safe to use with salt chlorinators but take care with chemical balance
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Reversible (left or right entry/exit) water connections
Reasons NOT to Purchase This Heater
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Lower end of efficiency scale
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No additional warranty appears to be available
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Some negative feedback can be found but NOT specific to this heater
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Not low emission so check with local authorities before you purchase
Where to Buy A Raypak Millivolt Propane Gas Heater
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Where to Buy A Raypak Digital Natural Gas Heater
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Where to Buy A Raypak Digital Propane Heater
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