Above-Ground Hayward Induced Draft Heater
best one we had
we had ours at least 8 - 10 years before it gave out from rust and corrosion from water in pool as long as you keep pressure flowing in pool if your filter blocks up and water flow drops it will shut off until you clean your filter other than that it is the best heater we had so far and I am going too buy another one to replace it It really helps in the spring too be able too heat up the water and swim for memorial day weekend even though you do have too buy propane for it
December 4, 2011
For first couple of years heater worked okay, just would not stay lit without repeated restarting. Finally, would not start at all - bought new control panel with spark plug and wire at a cost of about $200. problem solved. Then after about 3 or 4 years it stopped working again and when I opened it up, the fan was completely destroyed by rust. There was nothing left to repair or replace. Seems odd for a device that works in outdoor climates and is used to heat water. Also, we always kept covered during winter storage, so it wasn't abused. Not sure whether to chance it again - now costs about $200 more than first time. Not much to choose from that's affordable, though.
April 22, 2011
We are so happy that we bought this heater from In The Swim. The summer hasn't had great weather but thanks to our heater we have been in our pool since May, while all our friends haven't been able to use theirs because their water is to cold. We even go swimming when it is raining out. The kids love it. I also suffer from Fibromyalgia and cold water is painful to me. But thanks again for our heater and I just jump right in. I love it. I can actually enjoy swimming now.
July 25, 2009
I have had two of these heaters over the few years that I have had our pool. First year worked very well. Second year it started to leak at the heat exchanger toward the end of the summer, so we lost time in the pool. At the beginning of the third year, we had an awful time finding someone who could service the heater, and of course then the warranty was over. To make a long story short, it was just about the same scenario with the second one. Won't buy this one again.
July 17, 2009