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Hayward HeatPro HP21404T review

An economical, energy-efficient, electric pool heater that’s easy to install and quiet to run

Hayward HeatPro HP21404T
(Image: © Hayward)

Our Verdict

The Hayward HeatPro HP21404T Spa and Pool Heat Pump is a high-performing, energy-efficient electric pool heater. It generates heat for a fraction of the cost of other gas pool heaters, extending your pool season economically.

For

  • Quiet
  • Economical
  • Energy-efficient

Against

  • Not as fast as a gas heater

The Hayward HeatPro 140,000 BTU Spa and Pool Heat Pump is a powerful electric heater that the Hayward brand claims can save you as much as 80% on your pool running costs. 

We'll be giving you all the information you need to decide whether this heater is the right option for your pool. We've also included some user reviews so you can see how this model works after a period of use too. See how the Hayward HeatPro fared in our guide covering the best pool heaters. 

Hayward HeatPro HP21404T: What you need to know

Designed for maximum heat transfer, efficiency, and reliability, this Hayward pool heater pump puts out 140,000 BTU for reliable, even heating. It has a profiled fan blade and titanium counter-flow heat exchangers for optimal performance, even in harsh conditions. It also has heavy-duty, super-quiet scroll compressors and stainless steel hardware for durability.

Hayward HeatPro HP21404T: Price

This is a powerful pool heat pump which means it’s more expensive than other types of pool heater – it’s costly to run and has higher upfront costs – but we think you get what you pay for in terms of reliable, efficient heating and quiet operation.

Hayward HeatPro HP21404T: Design & features

The Hayward HeatPro 140,000 BTU Spa and Pool Heat Pump is the ideal pool heater if you’re looking for an electric model that’s quiet and easy to install. According to the manufacturers, this pool heater could save you up to 80% on your pool operating costs compared to other gas pool heaters. They say it’s the only round, compact heat pump to combine excellent energy efficiency and industry leading quiet operation with easy installation. Hayward has been offering cutting edge, technologically advanced pool equipment worldwide for more than 80 years.

Hayward HeatPro HP21404T: User reviews

Pool Home School say: “If you like the looks, efficiency, and awesome operation of the Hayward HP50TA Titanium, but have a large in-ground pool and need even more BTUs, the Hayward HeatPro Titanium 140,000 BTU Pool Heat Pump may have your name all over it. Engineered to provide years of unrivaled heating performance for residential pools, it’s one of the absolute best pool heat pumps being made today and deserves some serious consideration despite its higher price.”

According to Pool Care Advisor, the Hayward HeatPro Titanium 140,000 BTU Heat Pump is a great option if you’re looking for a noise-free pool heater. They say: “The body of this model is totally corrosion resistant which will ensure the durability of the pool heater. It is the most powerful pool pump that will increase the water temperature by 10 degrees in just 2 hours. Although the initial cost of the pool pump is a little higher it will eliminate the long term maintenance cost.”

Should you buy the Hayward HeatPro?

Yes, if you’re happy to invest in a state-of-the-art technology heat pump and want something that will require minimal maintenance. Compared to other types of pool heaters, this has a lower heating capacity on a BTU/hr basis so it might need to operate for longer to achieve the desired results. 

For something different, take a look at our EcoSmart Smart Pool 18 review and the Pentair 460737 MasterTemp review. For other pool maintenance equipment, check out the best pool cleaners.

Heidi Scrimgeour

Heidi has written for an assortment of high profile publications, including Grazia, Red, and Mother & Baby magazine. She has a Masters degree from the University of Westminster, and works as a freelancer writer and copy editor.