Pentair MasterTemp 400,000 BTU Pool Heater Review

Pentair MasterTemp 400,000 BTU Pool Heater Review

After searching high and low for a quality pool heater that could handle heating up quite a bit of water (you won’t believe how difficult it is to get your hands on a quality 400,000 BTU system), I finally stumbled across the Pentair 460737 MasterTemp high-performance pool heater – and boy am I glad that I did!

First Impressions

At first glance, this particular pool heater doesn’t really look like much at all – in fact, if I am being honest, it’s a little bit on the uglier side of things.

After all, when I see that off-white color scheme I immediately think of my first computer, not exactly a cutting edge piece of pool heating technology that is going to make my life a lot easier.

Hopefully you put these initial reservations aside. After all, we’re talking about a pool heater here, not exactly the showpiece of my backyard, if you know what I mean.

As far as power and performance is concerned, you will be very happy with this model!

What I liked about the Pentair 460737 MasterTemp Performance Pool Heater

The thing I like most about this performance pool heater is that it offers me the ability to heat up almost all of the water in your pool in no time at all, thanks to the massive 400,000 BTU propane heating system that it takes advantage of.

I’m also very appreciative of the fact that this particular unit is 100% certified for low NOx emissions, and that it has outperformed industry safety standards across the board. It’s nice to know that the system is safe, energy-efficient, and something that you should be able to trust to operate exactly as it does today for years to come.

What I wasn’t crazy about

There were a couple of things that I wasn’t exactly crazy about when I tested this particular unit (aside from the initial appearance), but the biggest thing had to be the price tag.

Obviously, anything that cost a little bit north of $1800 isn’t going to be an incredibly easy purchasing decision, especially when there are cheaper products out there on the market today.

Overall efficiency rating

Efficiency (heating efficiency that is) is very important to pool owners, especially in this day and age where propane prices are creeping higher and higher almost every single season.

You need to know that your new pool heater is going to be able to provide year-round heat and hot water without destroying your bank account in the process, and this one (thankfully) delivers the goods.

You will never feel like you’re throwing money away keeping your pool nice and toasty all the year round, and that’s thanks in large part to the efficiency rating that I would give to this heating system.

Heating capabilities

As mentioned above, this 400,000 BTU propane powered pool heater offers best in class heating speeds, and it can completely heat all of the water in your pool faster than you would ever have thought possible before.

I know that with my old pool heater it felt like I was waiting ages and ages (way more than overnight) to heat all of the water in the pool, but if I had this Pentair propane heating system permanently installed, I would never  have to worry about any of that headache or hassle ever again!

Flip the switch, and almost instantly (or at least it feels that way) your pool will be nice and toasty warm from the surface all the way down to the bottom.

Value for the money

You are definitely going to have to shell out a bit of money for this particular pool heater, but I think (and there are definitely a lot of people out there just like me) that feel it is worth every single penny.

To be able to take advantage of such a high quality system that is going to perform better than pretty much anything else out there you have to expect to pay a bit of a premium on the price tag, but just the confidence in knowing that this pool heater should outlast your pool (with very little maintenance whatsoever) helps to make that steep price tag a little bit more palatable.

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