Swimming Pool Blog

- Pool Heaters
  • Heat Pump Technology for Swimming Pools
    Rob Cox
    pool heat pumpsHeat pumps - what are they exactly? A pool heat pump operates in the same way as a household heat pump. Essentially, a heat pump absorbs the heat from the surrounding air, and through a process of heat transfer, puts that heat into your pool water. Air Conditioners, by contrast, take in hot air, and use the calories in outside the air temperature to do the work of exciting a refridgerant, which cools.
    Wednesday, April 07, 2010 9:23 PM
  • Gas Pool Heaters & Potential Dangers
    carbon monoxide is hazardousGas fired swimming pool heaters allow the homeowner to enjoy their pool and spa at their desired water temperature without the limitations of solar or electric pool heaters. With advancements in technology a gas heater can be activated as easily as a push of a button on wireless remote. A heated pool can run longer into those colder months, for those who experience freeze, allowing you to enjoy your pool more months out of the year. But there is a dark side....
    Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11:26 AM
  • Pool Heaters & Gas Pressure
    All pool heaters have problems and need service and troubleshooting at some point. Usually, these problems have nothing to do with the heater at all. The number one cause of heater failure is water flow or pressure. If a pool heater is not getting enough water, the pressure switch will shut it down, to prevent overheating.
    Thursday, October 15, 2009 9:02 AM
  • Digital Pool Heaters ~ my pool heater won't come on!
    Digital and electronic pool heaters have come a long way in the past few years. Self diagnostics and digital read outs have made life simple for repair technicians all over. Low flow? The heater tells you. Heater too hot? The heater tells you. Pool too hot? The heater tells you. Filter dirty? The heater tells you. Not much to troubleshoot, but what about the things the heater can’t tell you. Here are some frequently asked questions about digital pool heaters that are NOT in the book.
    Monday, September 28, 2009 9:13 AM
  • Minor Heater Repairs and Major Headaches
    Many pool-owners hold their breath as they start up the pool heater for the first time, crossing their fingers awaiting the “whoosh” sound of the gas valve opening and the burner tray catching flame. Pool heaters can certainly be the most temperamental piece of pool equipment, and many minor pool heater repairs can become major pool heater headaches!

    Thursday, May 14, 2009 10:43 AM
  • Major Pool Heater Repair
    Minor heater repairs can sometimes become somewhat complex. Diagnosing the problem can become its own problem lf and major repairs can become lengthy and involved. When working on any type of heater you are dealing with an appliance that involves electric, gas/oil, and water. These components are designed to remain separate and should remain so to avoid personal and/or property damage.
    Thursday, May 07, 2009 5:35 PM
  • Pool Heater Repair: My Pool Heater won't Start!
    lochinvar pool heatersSwimming pool heaters are great, they make the water warm and extend the pool season. They also can be the most ornery piece of equipment around a pool. What do you do when the heater will not start up leaving you with a cold swimming pool? I will cover the most common reasons why a pool heater will not start up in this article.
    Wednesday, April 01, 2009 9:59 AM