Swimming Pool Blog

- Pool Heaters
  • Hayward Pool Heater Troubleshooting
    Hayward pool heater troubleshooting - how to fix your hayward gas pool heater. Troubleshooting charts with error codes for Hayward pool heaters.
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 5:12 PM
  • Purchasing, Placing and Plumbing a Pool Heat Pump
    Rob Cox
    Install your own heat pump, and heat your pool with surrounding air - even when the air starts to get cold! Placement, Plumbing and Wiring of a pool heat pump is discussed, with some caution of hiring an electrician to do the wiring portion.
    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:50 PM
  • Pool Heater Parts Pictopedia
    Rob Cox
    Pool heater parts pictorial. How to identify that part on your pool heater - and how to troubleshoot your pool heater with the correct replacement parts for pool heaters. Picture gallery of pool heater parts.
    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 7:36 AM
  • Heat Pump Sizing Guide
    Mark Garcia
    How to size a heat pump for your pool. Advantages of heat pumps, and how to calculate your pool square footage, for use in sizing a pool heat pump. Chart showing size ranges, and discussion of other factors to consider, such as wind speed, covering the pool, and the region the pool is located in.
    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 5:40 PM
  • Gas Heater Sizing Guide
    Mark Garcia
    How to size a pool heater for your inground swimming pool. Should you just buy the biggest heater? Or can you save some money and put in a smaller size. Yes, Maybe, No?
    Wednesday, August 07, 2013 10:02 AM
  • Converting a Pool Heater from Propane to Natural Gas
    Rob Cox
     Converting your gas pool heater from propane gas (LPG) to natural gas - or the other way around, is not so complicated. Pool heaters can operate on either fuel - but you can't just switch gas - without changes to the orifice sizes.
    Tuesday, January 08, 2013 3:43 PM
  • Gas Pool Heater Replacement
    Rob Cox
    What follows is our story of replacing an old pool heater. We detached plumbing, gas and electric, moved the old heater aside - and made new connections to our replacement heater. Gas, Electric and Plumbing work can be dangerous in the wrong hands. Please be sure to contract with licensed and insured companies to do this work.
    Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:46 PM
  • Swimming Pool Heat Pumps: Florida loved, Michigan tested.
    Rob Cox

    Enjoy your pool longer each year, consider replacing your inefficient, polluting and fossil fuel hungry gas pool heater with a sleek, quiet and safe swimming pool heat pump. Dominant in Florida as the number one pool heating option, pool heat pumps operate effectively in all 50 states, install easily and operate at very low cost.
    Friday, October 14, 2011 5:00 PM
  • Pool Heater Repair: Rear Header Replacement
    Rob Cox
    Cast Iron and Plastic pool heater headers take very little time to crack. The expansion of ice can be a powerful force. I hope that you have not also experienced the need for this pool heater repair, but if you have, I sincerely hope that this post has helped to take some of the guesswork out of how to replace your own cracked return header on your pool heater. Simple hand tools are all that is needed. That is, besides a new pool heater return header. And Gaskets, too.
    Sunday, February 20, 2011 8:41 PM
  • Gas Pool Heater Safety
    Rob Cox
    An estimated 900,000 pools in the U.S. are heated by Natural Gas or Liquid Propane Gas. Gas is a dangerous substance and should be treated with respect. Here's some tips to make sure that you avoid any injuries from your pool heater.
    Saturday, June 12, 2010 3:31 PM
  • Gas Pool Heater Troubleshooting ~ Gas+Water+Electricity
    The heater in your backyard warming- up the spa or maintaining your pool water temperature is a complex piece of equipment. Whether you run your heater year-round or winterize your unit and are just trying to start up for the season, some common problems may arise. 
    Monday, April 12, 2010 8:40 AM