"Pentair Mini-Max 100,000 BTU Heater for Above Ground Pools"
Bronze manifold had a rough mating surface to the rubber gasket, so I used a thin line of black rtv high temp silicon from automotive shop for a sure seal. Heats my 15x3 round 2.5degF per hour in 80F ambient. Does a good job. Faint electronic buzzing noise said to be an "operational feature" by Pentair tech support, can be heard within 8 or 10 ft of unit. Not a big deal, typical transformer noise. You should not be attaching black gas pipe directly to gas inlet - violates code and is extremely dangerous. Use yellow flexible gas connector of 5/8" inner diameter for good flow. Recommend for 7,000gal or less pool, 1,500 or less spa.
October 10, 2010
A really great little heater
This heater works great and saves on propane. We replaced our old heater with this one and our propane bill dropped by $60 the first month.
July 11, 2009
Heater works great
This heater does not take a long to time to warm up, and works quickly and efficiently. Very happy with it!
July 11, 2009
We replaced our minimax pilot with the minimax electronic ignite and we LOVE it. It was simple to install, so far seems to be about as efficient as one can expect. We've only had 2 gas bills so far, the first one was estimated low, making the 2nd one a little on the high side. So the cost of heating it per month is hard to tell. Anyhow, I do know this heater works faster than the previous model. We have a 15x30 52" above ground pool. I can turn the heater on in the AM around 7 ish. The temp will be in the mid 80's and by noonish I can have it up to the low 90's. (With the solar cover on). We keep our pool quite warm for our special needs daughter....actually it is her pool, it was provided thru Make A Wish about 4 years ago. I would definitely recommend the minimax electronic ignite. It was really a good price compared to all the other heaters I looked at and so far is doing a great job! The only down side is that it doesn't have a digital setting.
July 14, 2008