Swimming Pool Blog

- Pool Heaters
  • An In-Depth Look at Pool Heat Pumps
    Unlike natural gas or propane pool heaters, a pool heat pump can't generate its own heat. This might sound strange at first. How else is a heat pump supposed to warm up your pool water?! Let's take a closer look, shall we?
    Wednesday, September 05, 2018 1:34 PM
  • Simple Ways to Extend Your Pool Season
    child playing by the pool
    Who wouldn't want to enjoy more time in the pool if they could! When the outside temperature begins to cool, you can count on these simple ways to warm up your pool water and extend the pool season. 
    Thursday, August 02, 2018 3:39 PM
  • Aboveground Gas Pool Heaters
    Rob Cox
    Gas aboveground pool heaters by Hayward, Raypak and Pentair. New models are ultra compact, ultra lightweight and in a price range that is finally affordable.
    Friday, May 19, 2017 10:45 AM
  • Gas Pool Heater Cage Match: Raypak vs. Hayward vs. Jandy
    Mark Garcia
    Pool Heaters: Jandy vs. Hayward vs. Raypak. Which pool heater is best? We compare top pool heater brands with reviews, ratings and rants.
    Wednesday, November 09, 2016 10:24 AM
  • 3 Ways to Heat a Pool
    Mark Garcia
    There are 3 types of pool heaters available for your pool, gas, electric or solar. Here's the pros and cons of each
    Monday, October 03, 2016 7:26 AM
  • Electric Pool Heater for Small Pools?
    Rob Cox
    Electric pool heater? Yes and No - electric resistance heaters, those that use an immersion element, are not good pool heaters, even for small pools. Pool heat pumps however, are an efficient and affordable way to use an electric pool heater.
    Wednesday, September 07, 2016 7:50 AM
  • Digital Pool Heater Troubleshooting Guide
    mark garcia
    Third in our series of pool heater troubleshooting guides, today we tackle Digital pool heaters, specifically the Laars Lite 2 LJ pool heater, produced from 2003-2009.
    Tuesday, October 20, 2015 5:34 PM
  • Spark Ignition Pool Heater Troubleshooting Guide
    Second in our Series of Teledyne Laars Jandy pool heater diagnostics and troubleshooting, we move on to the Spark Ignition generation of electronic heaters, and show YOU how to do it yourself! 
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 9:18 AM
  • Millivolt Pool Heater Troubleshooting Guide
    First in a series of Gas pool heater troubleshooting guides. Do you have a Millivolt Gas Pool Heater? Here's How to Diagnose it, with great diagrams and step by step troubleshooting flow charts!
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:49 PM
  • Inground Swimming Pool Heater Costs: Buy, Install, Run
    Rob Cox
    What does it cost to buy a pool heater - What's the cost to install a pool heater, and - how much does it cost to run a pool heater? These questions, and more, answered in today's post
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:05 AM
  • Pentair Pool Heater Troubleshooting Guide
    We start with a discussion of why these pool heaters are different, and then lay down a super useful Pentair and Sta-Rite MasterTemp and Max-E-Temp pool heater troubleshooting chart, with list of error codes
    Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:28 PM