Hayward Pool Heaters Review


Hayward pool heaters for heating in ground and above ground swimming pools utilizing gas, solar and electrical energy. Check out the main features and specs to find the best option for an efficient and reliable pool water heating no matter the weather conditions.

In ground pool heaters

Hayward gas heaters

Hayward gas-powered pool heaters are recommended for homeowners how are looking for quick and reliable water heating in in-ground pools when needed and in any region; cold, mild or warm. Gas heaters are very popular in North America due to its powerful Eco burners, fast heating and lower gas emission.

Hayward gas heaterUniversal H series from Hayward offers gas pool heaters in several sizes and capacities, all heating swimming pool water utilizing natural or propane gas. 

The main feature, which also makes these models more attractive and superior from some competitors is the cupro nickel heat exchanger (a combination of high quality copper and nickel materials) as the standard feature. Due to different and aggressive water chemistry including the corrosive chemicals, the high quality heat exchanger is very important for reliable and long term use. There are many models available providing power up to 500,000 Btu and maximum efficiency of 83%, while heating pools from 450 to 1350 sq. ft of surface area. When it comes to the time needed to heat the pool, the most powerful model H500, for example, can heat 10,000 gallons of water in 6 hours (20' pool).

Hayward pool heaters are equipped with the user interface keypad with the numeric display and indicator lights, for selecting and monitoring the outgoing water temperature and one of the three modes, including diagnostics.

  • Standby mode - when the heater is not heating water

  • Spa mode - the heater automatically maintains the set spa temperature

  • Pool mode - in this mode, the heater automatically keeps the pool temperature as set

Hayward heat pumps

Hayward heat pumps are ideal for homes and owners who are using the swimming pool on a daily basis and do not mind for slower pool heating. It is not recommended for homeowners who live in cold regions as the minimum outside air temperature should be above 45 F. The main advantage is the availability of the fuel source - electricity, low operating cost and ultra high energy efficiency.

Hayward heat pumpHayward heat pumps are coming from the HeatPro series, a series with the ultra efficient and environment friendly swimming pool heaters. There are several models available providing up to the 140,000 Btu of power and 6 COP. 

All models are equipped with the exclusive Ultra Gold corrosion resistant evaporator fin, titanium heat exchanger technology and heavy duty scroll compressor providing reliable and durable operation even when exposed to harsh conditions, such as the proximity of the ocean and exposure to high winds and salt.

Hayward heat pump are all equipped with the electronic temperature control and dual thermostat - for both spa and pool use.

The best option for heating the pool is a combination of these two technologies, where the heat pump is used most of the time due to the higher efficiency while the gas unit during the cold days.

Above ground pool heaters

Gas heaters

The H-series is comprised of the induced draft heaters operating in natural or propane gas and designed for the above ground swimming pools. Models are able to provide up to 100,000 Btu/h while heating approximately 13,500 gallons of water (pool size is 24' in diameter) in 8 hours with the temperature rise of 5.6 F. As opposed to the above gas pool heaters from Universal H series, the H-series heaters utilize a heat exchanger made of copper material only.

Heat pumps

Hayward heat pumps for the above ground swimming pools are designed for heating pools with up to 13,000 gallons of water (24' pools). There are two models available, HP50TA that comes with the 50,000 Btu and HP50HA with the 45,000 Btu and COP of 5.4. Both models are equipped with the and titanium heat exchanger so the heat pumps can be used efficiently and for a long time even if located close to the coast.

Either model you choose from the above presented Hayward pool heaters, one is for sure; you can now enjoy more with the extended swimming pool season because you and your new high quality heater are now in control of the pool temperature and the level of comfort, not a weather. You just have to choose between different models; gas or heat pumps, and have it installed right after the cold weather.

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