Your pool and spa is a long-term investment that you, your family and friends will enjoy year after year. Now, there's an easier way to enjoy that investment more often, more reliably and more efficiently throughout the year with a modern digital pool and spa heater.
Think about being able to use your pool or spa at the perfect comfort level even when Fall arrives...or when the first chill of Winter is felt in the wind...or in the Spring or Summer when evenings can turn chilly in a minute! Helping you get more enjoyment from your pool or spa is the smart idea behind a digital pool heater.
Each of the pool heater manufacturers recommend an annual maintenance and safety inspection by a qualified service technician.
All unit safety controls are checked for operation. Pilots and burners are cleaned and checked. Operating controls are tested. Water quality is assessed. Draft is checked. The unit is checked for bee, wasp, and yellow jacket nests and removed. Possible damage from rodents is checked. Adjustments are made to improve efficiency. Debris is removed from inside of the unit as necessary.
Hartford & Ratliff is a second generation business that has been in the water heating business since 1955. We have extensive training and experience in servicing pool heaters, boilers, hot water heaters and furnaces. We stock thousands of parts for older units and current units.
We receive this question often and there could be a number of reasons it doesn’t seem to be working as well.
Be sure to check that the power is on to the heater. If it is a gas heater, check to be sure the gas shutoff valve is open. Also check to be sure the pump is running with water flow through the heater. Check your operations manual for turning on the unit and lighting the pilot (if no electronic ignition system on unit).
In this case you probably need service on the unit. One of the safety controls may be shutting the unit off and repairs need to be made to the unit.
There are several caused of pilot outage. Debris in the burner area, dirt in the pilot orifice, low gas pressure, a defective safety control are some of the issues you could have happening too your unit. Service by a professional is the best course.
If the cause is not from your lawn sprinkling system or rain, the unit is probably leaking. You definitely need the service of a professional.