Having a pool heater means always having heat available at all times. However, if you don’t have a pool heater, you will be left shivering at night and uncomfortable even if you are in the middle of the pool. The gas that is used to operate pool heater must be taken care of properly so you will never experience the problem again. You can do this by following these tips. They will help you maintain your pool heater for a long time.
Check your pool heater every now and then to make sure it is working properly. You will notice gas emission when you are using your heater. This is normal and you should not worry about anything. If gas emission is there, your pool heater probably has some parts that need to be checked.
One of the first things to check is the gaskets. Make sure that the gasket is intact and if not replaced, it needs to be replaced immediately. You should also take care of the gas lines, which are often neglected as they can easily clog up with debris or other foreign matters that you might accidentally put in them.
The next thing to check is the gas tank of your heater. This tank is responsible for storing up the gas that is needed to operate the heater. It should be checked regularly so you can be assured that there is no leak. Leakage in the tank may lead to foul odors coming from the heater. In addition, when this happens, it is possible for the gas to be wasted causing you to spend more money on gas than you originally spent.
Another important part of the heater is the burner. The burner is responsible for evenly heating the gas that is in the gas tank. If the burner is obstructed, the amount of heat generated by the pool heater is not as effective thus you will be spending more money on heating up the water instead of just using it as you intended.
With all your checklists complete, make a trip to the local hardware store to buy the pool heater you need. Do the proper pool heater inspection before you install it in your home. There are different types of pool heaters and some use electrical heating elements, while others use gas-powered ones. Whichever one you choose, remember to keep a pool heater inspection log handy so you can identify problems right away.