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Maintenance and Service of your pool heater:

Maintenance and Service of your pool heater:

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Maintenance and Service of your pool heater:

It is the beginning of the season, your pool is full, pump is running and you’re ready to turn your heater on.

Many will call a service technician to inspect and light the unit and this is the right thing to do, as heaters sit idle during the ‘off-season months’. Critters and spiders might have found your heater a perfect place to nest or make a cocoon inside of the burners,  and any of these conditions could produce a very dangerous situation! (Most pool heaters have in excess of 25 burners).

Before lighting the unit yourself, check the unit throughly:

  • remove the chimney and check the top of heat exchanger
  • remove debris if any, and if indoors
  • also check for debris on top of draft hood (the bell part above heater)
  • remove the front cover, check for debris around burners (TIP -‘ seeds’ usually spells …critters, spider webs, spiders.)

The next step is to light the heater.

WARNING ! -NEVER PUT FACE IN FRONT OF HEATER!  FLAME COULD COME OUTSIDE OF BURNER AREA WHEN IGNITION OCCURS, CAUSING SEVERE INJURY!

Once lit, observe all burners and make sure they are burning evenly !

WARNING! -NEVER MAKE REPAIRS UNLESS LICENCED TO DO SO! A POOLHEATER IS A LARGE GAS CONSUMING APPLIANCE AND SHOULD ONLY BE SERVICED BY QUALIFIED TECHNICIANS!

Some important things to remember:

  • Never use pool cleaner when operating heater (debris and reduced water flow adversely affect heater)
  • Turn pool heater off a minimal 30 minutes before back-washing. (Heater must cool down before water flow is diverted)
  • When adding large amounts of chemicals in pool, turn heater off until water reaches stable reading (minimal 8 hrs.)  Never put pucks in skimmer!!!!
  • Avoid having a timer installed to reduce pump usage; chemicals attack the copper tubing of the heat exchanger due to concentrating of chemicals by non-movement! This is no different for saltwater pools!

At One Stop Mechanical, we can assist you in keeping your equipment in top operating condition. We repair and service all name brand pool heaters (250+ heaters a season). We are also your headquarters for new heaters.

Need a new pump? Contact us, we do them to, repair or replace!

 

One Stop Mechanical wishes everybody a safe summer with lots of splash.

Contact us,

We will be glad to help to make your season a success.

WE ARE THE POOL HEATER EXPERTS!

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