Hayward H150FDP Review & Rating

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Extremely energy efficient

Dual voltage (110-220 V)

Digital LED and  self-diagnostics capabilities


Not the best looking designs

Hayward H150FDP Pool Heater Review

There are a ton of features and design elements that allow it to perform as well as it does. For instance, its superior hydraulic performance efficiently produces heat while reducing circulation time and energy use, allowing you to raise the temp of a 1,000-gallon pool by 25 degrees in under an hour and immediately enjoy the benefits as soon as you dip your toes in the water.

In addition to its industry-leading hydraulic performance, the Hayward H150FDP is also equipped with an insulated FireTile combustion chamber that traps heat and allows you to get the most out of every single BTU. It features corrosion-resistant stainless steel burners and a Cupro nickel Finn Plate heat exchanger as well, making it extremely durable and able to withstand years of use.

Like other high-quality swimming pool heaters being made today, the H150FDP is also equipped with a digital LED control panel and display with self-diagnostics capabilities, which constantly monitors the heater’s performance and allows you to operate it with the press of a button. Seriously, operating a swimming pool heater has never been so easy.

If you’re the least bit handy, you’ll be happy to know that the Hayward H150FDP Universal H-Series Low NOx 150,000 BTU Pool Heater is easy to install and maintain as well. With universal wiring junction boxes, it's compatible with virtually any new or existing pool and equipment.

Designed to be durable, energy-efficient, easy to use, and environmentally friendly all at the same time, the H150FDP is the perfect swimming pool heater to extend your swimming season.

Ideal Locations

Like many pool heaters, the H150FDP is a forced draft system that’s designed for low altitude environments and requires ample space in order to run efficiently. Therefore, if you live anywhere above 2,000 feet or plan on placing it under a deck or porch, this nifty pool heater may not be ideal for your pool.

Installing It

The H150FDP features universal connections and wiring junction boxes, making it quite easy to install. That being said, due to the importance of having the right gas connections and electricity in place, it’s recommended to have an experienced pool company perform the installation.

Using It

Thanks to its modern LED digital control panel and display, the technologically advanced pool heater is remarkably easy to operate and simply requires the press of a button.

Final Words

If you’re tired of looking out over your pool in early March and wishing it were early May, the Hayward H150FDP may be for you. With a slew of advanced features and an undeniably smart design, the H150FDP natural gas heater is ideal for most pools less than 20,000 gallons in size.

There are a lot of pool heaters on the market these days, but many happy pool owners agree that this is quite simply one of the best.


The H150FDP Universal H-Series Low NOx 150,000 BTU Pool Heater has an industry-leading thermal efficiency of 83 to 84 percent, making it one of the most efficient pool heaters on the market today.

Superior Hydraulic Performance – Thanks to its smart design and superior hydraulic performance, the Hayward H150FDP performs remarkably well with minimum circulation pump run time, making it surprisingly energy-efficient, especially for a natural gas or propane model.

Cupro Nickel Heat Exchanger – Equipped with a Cupro nickel heat exchanger, the H150FDP is extremely resistant to corrosion caused by harsh chemicals and weather conditions.

Cutting-Edge Finn Plate – Designed with a special V-groove, the heater’s Finn Plate is able to heat faster and last longer than standard heaters.

Hot Surface Silicon Nitride Ignition System – With an exclusive silicon nitride ignition system, the Hayward H150FDP is super reliable and lights like a dream each and every time.

Dual Voltage – Unlike some pool heaters that are 220V only, this versatile heater can be used with 110V or 220V.

Universal Wiring Junction Boxes – it has both low and high voltage connections and is compatible with right or left side junction boxes.

FireTile Combustion Chamber – FireTile is the preferred type of insulation for pool heaters due to its ability to trap heat and squeeze as much heat out of every BTU as possible.

Digital LED Control Panel – The electronic LED control panel and display of the H150FDP is easy to use and effortlessly maintains the desired water temp of your pool. With self-diagnostics capabilities, it constantly monitors the heater’s performance as well.

What We Like

Hayward’s pool heaters are renowned for their energy efficiency and performance, but the H150FDP may just be the best of the bunch. With a superior hydraulic design, the technologically advanced pool heater is able to run more efficiently and less often while still maintaining your preferred water temperature, providing you with energy savings of up to 20 percent over less efficient models.

The Hayward H150FDP is also designed for low NOx emissions, making it an environmentally friendly pool heating solution. Equipped with an exclusive Cupro nickel Finn Plate heat exchanger, cutting-edge pre-mix burners, hot surface ignition, digital LED control panel, and a ton of other advanced design features, it is unbelievably reliable and easy to use as well.

The good folks at Hayward also designed the H150FDP with easy installation in mind, so it can be effortlessly installed on any new or existing equipment pad. With so much to offer, this advanced, reasonably priced swimming pool heater is a great option for any medium-sized pool owner.

The Limitations

Hayward has a long history of making solid pool heaters that just plain work, so it’s honestly difficult to find any drawbacks with this well-designed model. Like most swimming pool heaters, the H150FDP could look a little better. However, most pool heaters are hidden behind hedges or placed next to ugly pool pumps anyways, so this is a superficial gripe not even really worth mentioning. All things considered, it’s hard to go wrong with the H150FDP.