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Making Sure Your Pool’s Heater is Ready for Cooler Weather

Posted by Lucas Firmin on Oct 27, 2022 12:56:32 PM

As cooler weather comes to south Louisiana your pool heater becomes an important asset. Just like your home’s furnace needs to be tested as the seasons change, it’s important make sure that your pool’s heater is ready to go now that the hot humid weather or a Louisiana summer isn’t supplying the heat. Here are a few tips to help ensure that your pool and its heater are ready to roll this fall, winter, and spring.

Check To Ensure Your Pool Heater is Operating Properly Before it Gets Too Cold

In order to avoid any headaches or last-minute problems, run your pool’s heater now so that know it is working properly. Heat pumps in pools work most efficiently when the temperature is about 50 degrees. Most pools take 24-72 hours to raise the water temperature by 20 degrees.

How to Treat a New Pool Heater

If you have a new pool heater or a new pool with a heater, this is a good time to make sure that the gas line is open. If your pool construction was completed during the warmer spring or summer months, you may not have had the gas line open. This is a great opportunity to open the gas line if necessary and begin to run your heater so that it runs as efficiently as possible.

How to Handle Fresh Plaster Around Your Pool and Your Pool Heater

For newly designed and built pools with fresh plaster, you need to proceed accordingly with raising your pool’s temperature. You don’t want to shock your pool’s structure by introducing very hot water. To prevent this, set your heater to warm the water by 10 degrees. You can then slowly begin to warm the water by increasing the temperature by no more than 10 degrees each day.

Pool Heater Warranty Advice

In the event that your pool heater isn’t working, or performing as well as it should, its warranty can be very valuable and helpful. However, most manufacturers will expect for your to cycle your heater for at least 30 minutes on a monthly basis. Running your heater at least once a month will not only keep your heater healthy but also your warranty requests able to be approved.

Lucas Firmin Pools is the premier pool builder in the Baton Rouge area. With decades of experience and expertise for everything from construction, remodeling, maintenance, equipment, and more, Lucas Firmin Pools can help you create, rebuild, and maintain your backyard oasis.