IT IS POOL HEATER SEASON IN ARIZONA
The fall and winter months in Arizona are absolutely beautiful. It is the very reason our population swells this time of the year. The temperatures are moderate and sunrise and sunset are stunning. It is a great time to enjoy outdoor activities without sweltering in triple degree temperatures. This time of year in the valley, the top ranked activities include enjoying a game of golf, hiking, biking and swimming in a heated pool.
Well, fall has officially fallen! The overnight temperatures are cooling, so is your pool water so it is pool heater season in Arizona!
POOL HEATER START-UP & ANNUAL INSPECTION
Did you know, an annual pool heater inspection and cleaning by a professional is recommended prior to starting your pool heater for the season?
Our professional technicians will make sure the heat exchanger and tray are free of debris, the vents are clear of any and all obstructions and the burner assembly is clean and nozzles are not plugged.
They will ensure inlet and outlet piping are properly attached and the drain valve is closed. They purge the air from the lines, and turn the gas supply on to the heater, and set the temperature desired.
If your DE or Cartridge filter has not been recently cleaned it recommended it be cleaned to ensure the proper water flow and the water is free of particulates.
SHUTTING DOWN THE POOL HEATER
When pool heater season is over and your heater is not going to be used for a period, it is recommended to turn the gas off to the heater, turn off the power to the heater, ensure the water supply is cut off from the heater, and drain the water from the heater. Water left in the heater when it is not in use can cause rust and damage to the heater and unnecessarily shorten the life of your pool heater.
Remember, just because you are not using your pool heater for a period does not mean you should completely forget about it. They require preventive maintenance if you are going to get the performance and long life they are designed for.
SIMPLE POOL HEATER MAINTENTANCE RECOMMENDATIONS
Pool heaters are designed for a relatively long life when installed, operated and maintained properly. Pool heater maintenance is one of those things most people give little thought to. After all we have so many more things we use on a daily basis that also require regular maintenance. If you wish to extend the life of your heater, you should perform these simple preventive maintenance measures.
- Maintain proper pool chemistry year round.
- Ensure all openings are free of any and all obstructions to ensure proper ventilation and combustion.
- Do not store pool chemicals or other chemicals near the heater.
- Ensure the inlet and outlets pipes are free from leaks.
- Keep propane tank to a minimum level of 30% full or damage to the heater may occur.
- If you smell gas near the heater do not use the heater call a technician.
- Do not use the heater if the heater has been partially or fully submerged in water
- Get annual inspections on your heater by a trained professional.
POOL HEATER REPAIR
Remember it is important not only to properly maintain your pool heater for maximum life and efficiency, but it is important to know when it is time to replace your heater rather than pool heater repair. There are many considerations when determining if you should repair or replace an older yet functioning heater. The professionals at DiamondBack Pool Service & Repair will inspect and provide you a comprehensive assessment of your pool heater’s functionality and efficiency so you can determine what is right for you.
Give DiamondBack Pool Service & Repair a call today to schedule a comprehensive annual inspection. Check out our money saving options and remember should a replacement be a more efficient option, we offer several financing offers.