Above Ground Pool/Spa Heaters - 156

The Raypak 156 is the perfect choice forlarger above-ground pools, spas and inground pools. The 156 has up to50% more BTU's than the competitors' above-ground pool heaters. MoreBTU's means quicker heat-up. Extend your swim season, open your poolearlier and close it later. Your pool is always ready when you have aRaypak on duty.

Basic Data
Model Number Full BTU Input Indoor Stack dia.
P-R156 150,000 6”


PolyTuf Textured Powder Coating

The Raypak gas heater has apolyester-coated, non-corrosive cabinet that is more durable thansolvent-borne and waterborne-coated metal cabinets. Every piece of sheetmetal goes through a 7-stage wash system, making certain the powderpaint has a perfect bond. Underneath the tough, yet beautiful finishyou will find galvanized metal that offers superior rust prevention andyears of durable service

Wind-Resistant Design

No need for fans to combat drafting problemsunder normal conditions. This heater is designed to draft naturally inoutdoor installations with its exclusive low-profile design. It is sothoughtfully and carefully designed it actually protects itself from thethings that tend to stifle ordinary pool and spa heaters. It deliversuninterrupted heating performance regardless of falling leaves, wind,airborne debris, rain, downdrafts, updrafts, sleet, snow, etc.

Polymer Headers

Prevent rust stains from harming your pool or spa’s surface, giving you years of trouble-free swimming pleasure.

All-Copper-Fin-Tube Heat Exchanger

The fin tubes of the heat exchanger are eachmade from a single piece of extruded copper. This integral-fin designallows maximum heat transfer to be attained and maintained. Raypak alsouses thick stainless steel tube sheets for robust construction and rustfree operation.


The 156 is available standard with Raypak’spropriety AFT digital control. This control handles all the safetyfunctions of the heater as well as the electronic ignition and flamesupervision. State of the art diagnostic reporting and fault recording.This is the same control we use in our bigger gas pool heaters. Only thebest will do for the model 156. The electronic ignition system requiresexternal power (120VAC or 240VAC) and generates a pilot only when thereis a call for heat. Units come with a 3 foot, 3 prong power cord.

2” Water Connections

Supplied with every Raypak 156 heater is a set of 2" flange connections to make your installation secure and effortless.

Automatic Bypass

The Raypak 156 comes standard with a builtin water bypass so it can handle different GPM’s without having toadjust your flow rates manually. The bypass also helps keep a constantengineered flow through the tubes to help reduce condensation caused bycold water.

Burner Tray

Every burner tray is built to last, from thestainless steel burner deck to the aluminized metals used in the heatsensitive areas. Innovative design allows for the easy removal of thetray for servicing.

Fire Tile

A ceramic fiber combustion box keeps your heater running efficientlywhile keeping the outside jacket cool. By using this space-age materialthe heater won't retain residual heat after it is turned off, allowingit to be installed without the use of costly metal heat sinks.


Energy-smart Raypak heaters consistently achieve the highestefficiency ratings. They meet or exceed all federal and state standards.

Available for natural gas or propane.

Please note the Raypak model 156 is not designed to meet the emissions regulations in areas requiring Low NOx levels.

Reduce input 4% for each 1000 feet above sea level when installed above 2000 feet elevation.

  • Models: 156
  • PolyTuf Textured Powder Coating
  • 150,000 BTU/HR input
  • Digital control with self-diagnostics
  • All-Copper-Fin-Tube Heat Exchanger, rust-free waterways
  • 2" Water connections
  • Meets or Exceeds Federal Energy Standard
  • Outdoor Standard, Indoor with optional drafthood
  • Natural or Propane Gas


Above Ground Pool/Spa Heater - 156
I & O Manual


Limited Warranty - 1 Year

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