Having a pool is a luxury, and even more so when it’s heated! Southern Star Pools has over 30 years of professional experience fixing and installing pool heaters throughout North Texas, with the highest quality service and products. If your pool heater isn’t working or the water temperature doesn’t feel right, we can identify the issues and begin repairing it immediately.
Pool heaters can maintain your pool’s water temperature to any level desired, regardless of how cold or warm. The recommended pool water temperature is about 78 degrees, although people typically like their water a bit warmer—at about 80 degrees.
Pool Heater Problems
Some of the most common causes of a broken or dysfunctioning pool heater are:
- Pilot light issues: this could be due to low gas pressure, low air supply, or improper venting
- The gas, plumbing or filter valves aren’t open
- Low gas pressure or improper venting
- The thermostat is out of calibration
- A faulty high-limit switch
- The heater isn’t getting adequate air flow: this could be due to external bypass, reversed water connections or a pressure switch that needs adjusting. This causes the heater to cycle on and off before reaching the desired temperature
- Problems with the heat exchanger
- Clogged burner openings
Pool Heater Installation
With pool heaters, careful consistency is key. All pool heaters should be installed on a safe, non-combustible material, like concrete. The area that the pool heater is installed in must be clear, without any structures or objects above or around it. These include roof eaves, tree branches and stairs. Generally speaking, there should be at least 24 inches of open, clear space all around the pool heater.
Pool heaters should never be installed by any windows or doors. Carbon monoxide exhaust is dangerous when allowed into any home ventilation system. The best location to install a pool heater is a dry, sunny area clear of all brush, vegetation and sprinklers. When it comes to installing pool heaters, hiring a professional is the safest and most effective option. Self-installation often results in botched jobs and incorrect placement.
Southern Star Pools can repair and install virtually any pool heater. We work with high quality brand name pool heaters, such as:
Pool Heater Repair
Pool heaters are complicated. Diagnosing and repairing a pool heater can be a tricky process, as well as dangerous. When dealing with gasoline or propane, knowledge is vital. Treading with experience and caution are a must.
Since there are so many potential variables to a problematic pool heater, it’s easy to mistake the issue and make the problem worse. Having a professional with many years of experience working on your dysfunctioning pool heater is the safest, most effective option.
Southern Star Pools
We’re a contract-free, no-hassle pool repair service fixing pool heaters across North Texas. We have over 30 years of experience repairing and installing pool heaters with the highest quality products and professional service. We make sure your satisfaction is guaranteed, without the obligations.
We serve pools throughout The Colony, Hebron, Lewisville, Coppell, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Southlake, and Highland Village. Contact us today for a free, honest quote.