Troubleshooting Tips for Three of the Most Common Pool Heater Issues
Your next phone call should be to The Stanley Louis Company at 800-217-6527 if you’re at your wits’ end trying to get your pool heater to work properly. We can show up, take a look, and give you our frank assessment of the best course of action for repair or replacement. To learn how to troubleshoot your California pool heater, continue on if you’d prefer to look at it yourself first.
A pool heater that won’t turn on or won’t remain on can be fixed
Clean the filter first, then raise the thermostat. Retry using the heater. Low pressure may occasionally be caused by a filthy filter; in such a scenario, the heater may be turned off by the pressure switch. Next, if your heater is a gas heater, check the shut-off valve. To ensure that fuel is reaching the heater, confirm that the valve is open. Make sure your electrical connections are secure and corrosion-free if you have an electric appliance.
If the issue persists, connect one of the voltmeter leads to a transformer terminal. Then use the last lead to connect to the other terminal. The transformer is OK if the reading is in the range of 20 to 28. If your reading is lower, there is probably a problem with the voltage supply or the transform. Check the circuitry that is connected to your heater by leaving the lead from your voltmeter on the ground or a common wire on the transformer. Verify the high limit switch, the pressure switch, and the safety fuse. You’re OK to go if you can see volts on the meter. These must be replaced if it doesn’t.
Fixing low flow or insufficient heating
If you notice that your pool heater shuts off before the water warms, you may have a filthy filter or an incorrectly adjusted timer. The filter should be cleaned, and the temperature should be set to ON at a level that will activate your heater. After that, restart the timer and leave the heater on for 30 minutes.
At that point, confirm that the system valves are set to pass through the heater. Check to see whether your pool heater can manage the size of your pool if your issues persist. You will never be able to heat your pool sufficiently if it is too tiny. If this is the case, contact The Stanley Louis Company at 800-217-6527.
How to solve a noisy pool heater’s problem
The first thing you should do is check your system’s hoses and filters if you find that your pool heater is banging, whining, grinding, or otherwise creating a noise it didn’t before. The noises might be caused by debris if there is any inside. Check for obstructions first, and then backflush your filter.
If a pool heater is still running after the pump has stopped, it could also generate unpleasant noises. Typically, a problem with the pressure switch is to blame for this. Call The Stanley Louis Company at 800-217-6527 to speak with a pool heater professional if you can’t figure out what’s making the noise.