POOL HEATERS
Your pool won’t contribute to your health or pleasure unless it’s warm enough
to swim in comfortably- and when you want to swim. Heating your pool will
enable you to get the maximum value out of your investment by allowing you
to enjoy the most comfortable water temperatures possible- using your pool
more often. Natural gas is the most popular option in swimming pool heaters
because of its low cost, reliability, ease of operation and the wide availability
of natural gas. Your
Pool City
professional will be happy to assist you in
choosing the type of heater and model size best suited for your pool.
To properly maintain your heater please read and follow the recommendations
listed below
as well as all manufacturers instructions in the owner's manual.
PROPER WATER CHEMISTRY
- This is critical to the maintenance and overall life of any pool
heater. The copper heat exchanger inside of most heaters can corrode quickly if the pH, Total
alkalinity or calcium harness levels are not in balance.
See
Water Balance
to learn more.
PROPER USE OF CHEMICALS
- Just as water balance can affect the internal heater
components- improper chemical use can as well. Read and follow all label directions-
particularly when using acids or oxidizers- that can adversely affect the heater.
PROPER WINTERIZATION
- Be sure to read and follow the operating manual instructions for
draining and winterizing the heater- water left in the unit can cause freeze damage.
SAFETY FIRST
- Realize that gas can be dangerous. Follow all of the safety precautions
outlined in your operating manual. Gas and electric lines to heaters should be installed by
professional plumbers and electricians following local and national codes. If you suspect a gas
leak or smell gas, immediately clear the area and call the gas company from a telephone
away from the area of the suspected leak
. If you suspect a problem with your heater, don’t
take chances by trying to fix it yourself - call your heater professional or the local gas company.
Have your heater professional verify these points about your installation:
Make sure that there is no leakage of exhaust gases into any building. This is especially
important if the heater is installed indoors. Improper venting or damaged or rusted-out
venting can cause serious injuries, illness, or death from carbon monoxide poisoning.
The heater exhaust vents should be located away from windows, air conditioners, or roof
overhangs so that exhaust gases (which are poisonous) will not enter any buildings in the
area. Check with your local building inspector for regulations concerning the location of
heater exhaust relative to buildings.
If your heater is located indoors, review the venting information in the heater owner’s
manual.
Be certain that all vent pipes, air intakes, gas line installations, etc., meet all local
and national code requirements.
TROUBLESHOOTING
- If you are experiencing problems with the operation of your heater you
can try following the troubleshooting steps listed below- if unsuccessful stop and call your pool
dealer for service.
Check that the heater is turned on and the pilot, if you have one, is lit.
Check thermostat, make sure it is set correctly.
Check to be sure the strainer baskets and filter are clean. Heaters have a pressure switch
for safety that will not allow them to operate without the proper water flow.
Click on a heater model below to view the complete owner’s manual
Universal H-Series
Above Ground H-Series
H-Series
H100, ABG100
150,000- 400,000
BTU
Low NOx FDN electronic ignition
150,000- 400,000 BTU