Swimming Pool Blog

- Pool Heaters
  • Pool Heat Pump Troubleshooting
    Rob Cox
    Pool Heat Pump Troubles? Now of course, it could be a defective or faulty heat pump parts or a component, like a pressure switch, termperature sensor, or capacitor. It could even be, in some cases, a bad fan motor or compressor motor. Most modern pool heat pumps now provide indicator lights or error codes to help in diagnosing the correct repair or solution.
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:26 AM
  • 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
    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
    Mark Garcia
    Pool Heaters: 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
    Just as there are several ways to heat your home, there are many swimming pool heating options available. Gas heaters, Electric heat pumps or Solar heaters can all be used to add heat to the pool water, from 5° to 25° (F), depending on the size and effectiveness of the heater.
    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 Pool Heater TCO: Buy, Install, Run
    Rob Cox
    Pool Heater TCO, or Total Cost of Ownership - 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