Repair Guide for Your Swimming Pool Heater

Pool heaters help to maintain a comfortable water temperature through the entire year.  In colder climate areas throughout the United States, the pool season often gets cuts short due to weather conditions.  Even in Florida, where some pools don’t have enclosures, the rainy season can reduce your pool use season.  Overall, pool owners seek to get the most use out of their pool. Lengthen your pool season by maintaining your swimming pool heater.  Knowing when you are in need of swimming pool heater repair is important so that you can not only extend your pool season, but also, reduce or eliminate other potential pool maintenance issues.

Types of Pool Heaters

Gas Heater:  Quickly heats your swimming pool. Uses propane or natural gas.

Pool Heat Pump:  Heat pumps takes the outside air which is used to heat your swimming pool.  Saves money in comparison to purchasing gas or propane, given that the pool heat pump is using air as a natural energy resource.  One negative to pool heat pumps is that it is not as efficient as other methods when the temperatures are lower than 50 degrees.

Solar Heaters:  Solar heaters often have panels that are placed on your roof.  The panels capture the heat and that energy is pushed to your swimming pool. It can raise the pool water temp by 10 to 15 degrees.  Using a solar blanket over the pool will help also trap the heat as well.

Electric Heater: These types of pool heaters are often found in hotel spas. Features of these heaters include:

  • Commonly used in small bodies of water, such as spas or small pools
  • Utilize multiple heating elements
  • Smaller than most, can fit into places with tight space restrictions
  • Less energy efficient and not as fast as gas heaters

Common Pool Heater Repair Issues

Low Heating Temperatures:  Dirty filters can cause the pool heater to shut down prior to reaching the desired temperature level.  Another reason for the water not being heated may have to do with the system valves. One solution is to clean the filter and reset the timer on the filter, allowing the heater to run for a longer period of time.

Whine & Grind Noises:  You may be in need of swimming pool heater repair if when the heater is turned on, you hear unusual noises such as a constant whirring or banging while in operation. If this is the case, your swimming pool heater repair technicians at All Florida Pool & Spa Center will inspect the pool heater for any blockages. An indication that the pool heater may need to be replaced is if the pool heater is still causing noise after the pump is turned off. This could possibly be due to a damaged pressure switch.

Pool Heater Repair Experts

If your pool heater is not properly functioning and a simple cleaning isn’t solving noise or inadequate heating issues, it’s time to contact the swimming pool heater repair professionals at All Florida Pool & Spa Center.  We offer  a full range of pool heating products.