Raypak Pool Heaters Review and Buying Guide

Raypak Review Pros, Cons and Verdict

The Raypak P-R207A is an innovative natural gas-powered heater for swimming pools. It is made of weather-resistant materials and includes smart features, such as a self-diagnostic function. The heater is also much better for the environment because it uses natural gas rather than propane.

The P-R207A model is designed to be a low nitrogen oxide (NOx) natural gas-powered swimming pool heater. It offers 199,500 British Thermal Units (BTUs) of power to heat pool water quickly and efficiently. If you want more power output, Raypak does make other natural gas-powered pool heater models ranging between 266,000 and 399,000 BTUs.

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However, most pool owners should be comfortable with a heater that produces up to 199,500 BTUs of power output. If your pool capacity is no greater than 15,000 gallons and the surface area is no greater than 500 square feet, then the P-R207A should work out fine for you. 

Since it is a low NOx heater, the P-R207A model satisfies the emissions standards of numerous locations with low NOx laws, such as San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles. The heater’s 83% thermal efficiency rating signifies that 83% of its natural gas consumption is turned into heat energy for the pool water.

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Easy to Operate

The Raypak P-R207A is very easy to operate. Just use the three buttons on the control panel to change the mode and the temperature. The display screen shows important heater information, such as “heater on or off,” self-diagnostic data, pilot flame strength, voltage data, run time, and water temperature. You’ll have no problem analyzing the performance of the water with this information available to you.

Weather Resistant

Most swimming pools are outside, which means the heaters usually have to be outside too. Raypak designed the P-R207A with galvanized metal material because it is resistant to common outdoor weather elements, such as rain, wind and sun. The metal surface contains a polyester powder paint coating that is formulated to stop rust and wind debris from damaging the heater. Raypak even included its Unitherm Governor to reduce the accumulation of scales, condensation and soot.

One-Year Warranty

All customers are entitled to receive a one-year manufacturer’s warranty with the purchase of the Raypak P-R207A. Just register the product on the company’s online website after you purchase it. Make sure you follow the installation instructions and requirements, or else you’ll void the warranty. If you want to be safe about it, hire a licensed installation professional to ensure that you satisfy the warranty standards. A professional installation also reduces the risk of gas leaks, fires, and other hazardous malfunctions.

Final Words

The Raypak P-R207A is a low NOx, natural gas-powered swimming pool heater. It features a durable metal exterior that can resist common weather elements and debris. Although the operational costs and natural gas can get expensive, the upside is that natural gas acts fast to power your pool water.

As a result, you won’t have to wait very long to have a heated pool, unlike the other heater options on the market. If you live in a cooler locatoin, you’ll love the speed of the P-R207A’s heating capabilities.