Gas heaters have the advantage of heating a pool faster that heat pumps or solar. However, there is very little natural gas in Southwest Florida, so most gas heaters use propane. There are natural gas and propane versions of all gas heaters.

Pool Doctor installs and services all major brands of gas heaters. In addition to being a State Certified Swimming Pool Service Contractor CPC 057088, we hold a State Liquefied Petroleum Gas License. That means that, unlike many other companies, we are licensed and qualified to do the work we do. We recommend the following gas heaters:


Pentair Max-E-Therm

Pentair Max-E-Therm

  • Affectionately known as “R2D2”!
  • 200,000, 333,000 and 400,000 BTU sizes available
  • LED temperature readout with dual thermostat controls.
  • Best in class efficiency.
  • Rustproof housing.

Download manual here.

Raypak Digital

Raypak Digital

  • “Available in 199,500, 266,000, 332,500 and 399,000 BTU sizes.”
  • Constructed with digital controls, stainless steel burners and powder coated cabinet.
  • Available with copper or cupro-nickel heat exchangers. We recommend the cupro-nickel model due to its longer life.

Download manual here.

Raypak Professional Series

  • A heavy duty version recommended for condominiums, hotels, apartments and public facilities.

If you heat you pool, you may want a pool blanket which will keep much of the heat in at night. A blanket handler is a large roller which makes taking the blanket on and off much easier. Call us at (239) 574-1133 and we can help you enjoy your pool more this winter!


Store Hours

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday thru Saturday Thursdays, we are open to 7:00 PM

About Us

The Pool Doctor is a family owned business that has been serving the needs of Southwest Florida pool owners and operators since 1979.


2104 Del Prado Boulevard S, Cape Coral FL


(239) 574-1133



New Customers! Sign Up for pool service and receive a $50 Bonefish Grill Gift Certificate. Call us and we will help you select the plan that is right for you.
Note: only one incentive applies per pool.


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