GAS Pool Heaters - Discover quality alternative heating options
to be sure that Gas Heating is the right choice for your pool.
Were you aware propane or natural gas has the highest operating
cost, and is the least efficient / cost effective way to heat a pool?
If you require rapid heat up, constant temperature regardless of
outside temperature, or you are heating a spa or hot tub, then the
gas heater below may be right for you.
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MiniMax 100 - manufactured
by Pentair, now offers the most
advanced heater available!!!
As an Energy SuperMarket's
thoroughly researched and
carefully selected product,
the MiniMax 100 represents
the best-of-the-best in gas
above ground pool heaters,
and earns a 4.0 star rating
in our Consumer Value guide!
The Energy SuperMarket offers
the lowest on-line factory direct
pricing available! Guaranteed.
Pentair - A global technology and development company -
Pentair is now the premier manufacturer of swimming pool and spa systems, and a world leader in water technology.
Available in both Natural Gas or Liquid Propane,
MiniMax 100 gas heaters will effortlessly raise your pool's temperature well into the 80-90 degree range, and/or your spa to 104 degrees, generate a rapid heat-up, plus ensure a constant temperature regardless of weather conditions.
In addition to warming the water, the swimming season can be extended in cooler climates by as much as 50 percent.
The MiniMax 100 units require little to no maintenance,
and typically last 5 to 10 years, or more.
MiniMax 100 Series Highlights:
. Unique Features - The MiniMax 100 is a compact,
low-profile heater that's big on efficiency, performance,
and convenience. With an input of 100,000 BTUs, the
MiniMax 100 is the perfect size for heating even the
largest above ground pool or pool/spa combination.
The MiniMax 100 is designed for fast heat-up, low operating costs, and long life. It's available in reliable direct-spark ignition or millivolt models, and in propane or natural gas versions. Best of all it costs surprisingly little to operate!
The MiniMax 100 from Pentair makes extending your pool season, adding to your comfort, and maximizing your backyard enjoyment surprisingly easy and affordable.
They heat up fast. They are economical to run. And they're built to last for many years.
Plus the MiniMax's thermal efficiency is designed to operate as close to 100% as possible for minimum operating costs! This is achieved through an optimum combination of high-tech heat exchangers, unique combustion chamber design, burner assemblies and materials, and state-of-the-art heater insulation.
Quiet and dependable, the MiniMax 100 is available in several models to meet any pool/spa heating requirements. Plus all Pentair gas heaters are CSA listed and approved for sale in Canada.
. Computer Controls - The MiniMax's fully electronic operation provides "intelligent" controls that sense water temperature and pressure for optimum flow control.
User-friendly control panel provide at-a-glance monitoring of major heater functions, and make operation simple and trouble-free.
. Burner System - Natural Gas [NAT] or Propane [LPG]; features Pentair's long-life corrosion-resistant stainless steel burners for long, corrosion-free life, plus a integrated vent top for efficient combustion and exhaust for optimum ventilation and safety. Bronze headers for added durability.
. Ignition System - The MiniMax 100 offers two ignition options - either the user-friendly DirectSparkT electronic ignition system for optimum performance and convenience, or the budget-oriented millivolt push button manual control using a pilot lighting system.
. Flow Control - Patented flow valve with long-life power element minimizes condensation, erosion, and scaling.
. Combustion Chamber - High-tech ceramic fiber tile insulation located inside the clean burn combustion chamber ensures quick water heating; cool-to-the-touch exterior.
. Cabinet - Maintenance free, metal construction, provided by a weatherproof powder-coated finish over top of an anodized aluminum exterior. Low-profile design with rounded corners for pleasing appearance.
. Installation - The MiniMax 100 comes pre-wired for use with all major brand pool/spa automatic controls, with easy service access to all controls behind hinged access doors.
Easy-to-install 1-1/2" NPT connections for easy installation, combined with a compact profile and a small unit footprint. Designed with universal connections that can be directly connected to schedule 40 PVC pipe, MiniMax is compatible with most pre-existing or new installations.
CONSUMER NOTICES and ALERTS
. Gas Heater Installation - Upon delivery of unit,
installation of a heater can be performed by homeowner, but
The Energy SuperMarket strongly recommends the installation of any new or replacement gas heater be done by trained personnel, a licensed and insured contractor,
or by a pool/spa professional.
. Gas Connections - Actual hook-up of the gas connections and the turn-on of the gas itself are highly recommend, and in most states legally required, to be performed by a licensed and insured plumber, or a gas utility company employee.
. Critical Warning - Do not attempt to connect gas lines or turn-on gas yourself! Serious personal injury, damage to the unit and/or home, fire, or explosion could result !!!
. Indoor installation requires Indoor Draft Hood.
. Use in high wind areas requires a High Wind Stack.
. [Both purchased separately]
IMPORTANT Delivery Note:
. Delivery truck driver will require handling assistance to be provided by purchaser when unloading unit from truck.
Function: Warms pool/spa to 80-90° plus extends season
Benefits: Maximizes your pool/spa investment!
. Residential above ground pool/spa installations only
. Do-it-yourself project; average three hour installation
. Change-out feasible by handy-person / hand tools
. Gas hook-up performed by a licensed professional
. Easy to read step-by-step installation manual
. Excellent for pools/spas at residential, condo, resort,
. hotel, motel, and vacation home locations
. Supplementing a gas heater with a solar pool cover
. greatly enhances its performance, plus reduces
. energy costs up to 70 percent - thereby saving
. hundreds of dollars per year in pool heating costs!
. System utilizes existing pool pump to circulate water
. Swimming season extended up to 50% in cool climates
. Effective systems perform year round in warm climates
. Heats spa to toasty 104 degrees - maximum legal limit
. 1-Year Limited Factory Warranty - see warranty
. for details
. Proper unit selection supported by customer service agent
. Installation supported by engineering tech assistance
. Toll-Free help line and/or online e-mail tech support
. Worldwide shipping available - delivered to your doorstep
. Lowest factory direct pricing available anywhere!
. 100 Series - by Pentair, largest manufacturer in world
. High unit life expectancy; typically lasts 5-10 years
100 Series Technical Specifications:
. 100,000 BTU; natural gas or liquid propane
. Required flow rate: 20-80 GPM
Product Manufacturer: Pentair Pool Products, Inc.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The average skilled handy person can easily manage a basic unit change-out or new installation.
For installations which require new gas and/or electrical service, hiring a contractor is recommended.
NOTICE: Southern CA and TX law requires Low Nox units.
Units delivered and installed in these areas must select Low Nox.
Low Nox is only available in 250, 350, and 400 BTU units.
NOTICE: Millivolt Pilot Light units are not available in all sizes and do not include digital controls.