Pentair’s popular pool heaters range anywhere from around 800 dollars on up to thousands of dollars. According to the products Ive researched their residential pool heaters top out at approximately 4,000 dollars. That’s quite an investment, but they do have cost efficient options as mentioned. As a matter of fact, most of the displayed models that pulled up in the search results were priced under 1,000 dollars.
The Pentair Master Temp Heater is one of their heater series and prices start at just a shade under a grand, going all to way up to $3500. The more expensive models are higher powered. Electric is also more expensive than gas to buy up front.
What Type Of Heater Do I Need?
Are you trying to heat an in-ground pool or an above-ground pool? What is the size of your pool? These are of course two questions you must ask yourself when you are deciding what type of pool heater to buy. When looking at the different models, you want to pay attention to the BTU number, just like when searching out residential air conditioners. The higher the BTU, the faster the heater will work.
For example, one Pentair Master Temp Heater named the 460792 has 175,000 BTU’s. That is one powerful machine, but there are others that are even more powerful of course. As you look at the BTU number for pool heaters, you need to know what that translates to as far as coverage for heating your pool. You were told to pay attention to the size of your pool. In the case of this specific Pentair model pool heater, the 175,000 BTU’s would heat a pool up to 20,000 gallons.
How quickly the pool heats up also matters. You can always wait a little bit if you have time, but you don’t want to wait for hours. More specifically, you don’t want to waste energy and money, keeping it warm at all times when it’s not going to be used. Therefore, you’ll want to know how long you have to wait for the pool to be warm once again.
These powerful Pentair pool heaters are known for being compact when it comes to size vs output. You will need to have it installed, so that is going to cost you a little extra. If you’re wondering just how big they are and how much they weigh, the model described above is about 80 pounds. Again, there are larger models, too.
The Pentair 400 Master Temp is the largest heater. It runs on gas and is the quickest to work. It is suited to pools over 30, 000 gallons. It is great for colder climates. But If you dont have gas it wont do and youll have to choose a heat pump model which runs on electric instead.
Pentair gas heaters are powered by natural gas or propane. That is the standard when it comes to most pool heaters out there. Enjoying your pool during the off-season may not be as expensive as you thought. These pool heaters are not only affordable but they are energy efficient as well.
They have combustion chambers which allows them to use most of the gas they burn as energy. Hardly any gas is lost to leakage, and Pentair claims these heaters are up to 84% efficient.