Is It Time For a Pool Heater Checkup?

As summer comes to an end, heater season is fast approaching, have you tested your pool heater lately?

Let’s play out a common scenario that we see every year. The party is tomorrow but it’s gonna be a little cooler. Just fire up the pool heater early in the morning to heat the pool right? Not always. Too often we get that urgent call about a pool heater.

It is suggested to fire up and run your heater once a month for 30 minutes, even through the summer months. By doing this you clean out the cobwebs, clear out the rodents, and extend the life of the heater.

Cobwebs and Rodents? You Better Believe It! Bees Too

Rats nest inside pool heater panel

Your pool heater is an ideal space to build a nest or home, safe from other animals and the elements. We have opened up tons of heaters only to find bees flying out or rats scrambling away. Often times we find that a heater is not firing and the cause is spider webs in the gas orifices, blocking gas flow to the burners.

Bees and wasp nest inside pool heater

Each year as the weather starts to cool, homeowners all around start to fire up their pool/spa heaters and are left with frustration because their heater is not turning on or staying on. Don’t wait until the day or night of your pool/spa party to find this out. We recommend testing the functionality of your pool/spa heater for 30 minutes once a month year round.

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New pool heater installation in League City

The Pool Boys are your local pool and spa heater experts. We have over 25 years of combined experience with diagnosing, repairing, and installing pool and spa heaters. The Pool Boys technicians are factory trained and certified by multiple pool heater manufacturers including Hayward, Pentair, Jandy, and Raypak. Additionally, The Pool Boys are licensed and insured in the state of Texas to provide pool heater installation and repair services. Visit our Pool Heaters and Chillers page to learn more about the products we sell.

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The Pool Boys currently service League City, Friendswood, Pearland, Clear Lake and surrounding areas. If you are having pool heater problems, or just need a checkup, give The Pool Boys a call at 832-473-5715 or after hours, fill out our Pool Equipment Inspection form online to get on the schedule. We'll give you a call back the following business day to confirm your appointment.