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Signs That Your Pool Heater Is Struggling

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Most homeowners opt to have a pool heater installed in alongside their new pool so that the water is a comfortable temperature year-round. After all, here in Central Florida we have very few true winter days where it’s too cold to be outside. Many of our winter days are warm enough midday to be outside – and yes, even swimming in the pool!

But even when the temperature is warm, the water may still be cool. You want your pool heater to work well so that you can get in the water and enjoy a beautiful day outside. But what happens when your Gainesville pool needs heater repair? That’s where our team comes in. We’re experts in repairing pool heaters and we can get your pool heater back up and running in no time. Read on to learn the signs that your pool heater may be in need of repair. 

Pool Heater Thermostat

If you dip your toes in the water only to realize that your pool water is far cooler than you expect, you want to immediately check the thermostat. Your problem may not be a problem at all. Your pool thermostat may just need adjusting. Try changing to temperature settings to see if that helps. If that doesn’t offer the results you’re looking for, the thermostat may be malfunctioning. Our team can repair or replace it and you’ll be back in business.

Heater Pump Blockage

You pool heater works by pumping pool water through a system to heat it and return it back to your pool. It’s easy for small pieces of debris to make their way into the system along with water. The problem occurs when the debris doesn’t work its way through the system along with the water. Instead, the debris gets caught and blocks water from making it in and out successfully warmed. After checking your thermostat, check your pump intake to see if something is blocking water flow. 

Pilot Light

A majority of pool heaters are gas-powered and they have a pilot light. A pilot light is a small flame that serves as the ignition source for your pool heater. It works similarly to other pilot lights that you may have in your home if you have gas-powered appliances. If you do have a pilot light, check to make sure it is lit. 

If it isn’t, don’t attempt to light it yourself unless you’ve done it before. It’s very dangerous to tinker with anything powered by gas if you don’t know what you’re doing. Our team of professionals can come out to inspect the pilot light and even teach you how to light it yourself safely in the future. 

If you do light your pilot light and it continues going out, there may be a bigger problem. Don’t keep trying to light it. Again, call our team of professionals so that we can troubleshoot the problem. It could be that your gas pressure is low, the air quality around the flame is poor, or the heater doesn’t have enough ventilation. 

Contact Affinity Gas Services today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We’re “The Gas Efficiency Experts.”

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