Heaters used to warm the water from spas and pools are high demand and high output pieces of equipment. They are not like a normal gas fired water heater which is used in domestic situations to warm the water for properties showering and bathing requirements. A typical pool heater and spa natural gas heater will require a high mega joule output gas meter to be installed somewhere on the property usually at the boundary and large supply pipes (depending on actual gas pressures) to ensure the furnace can produce adequate flames when under load from the spa or pool pump. If the system is using LPG then the gas will be delivered in a similar way except the source for the gas will either be delivered via bottles or a large cylinder located on the site.
Most water heaters are situated outside and subject to extreme conditions which lead to constant need for maintenance. The change in climates throughout the seasons, debris from trees and gardens and rodents and other small creatures such as spiders all like to make homes in and around these heating appliances. In South Australia, you will find less than a dozen companies which are licensed but competent enough to work on such appliances as these and the following brands:
Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting are experienced with local manufacturers brands and local suppliers along with imported brands and models from countries such as Germany and Canada. During the warmer months of the year majority of pool heaters are turned off and then when the winter season comes they are turned back on. Its only during this period that customers find their heater is not doing what they want, heating the water. Depending on the age and condition of the unit we can repair and service most equipment and if the need arises we can also supply and install brand new appliances to suit your demands.
What are some common faults we experience with spa and pool heating equipment in Adelaide?
Pilot light will no light
The pilot light will ignite, but will not stay on
Pilot light is on, yet the burner will not engage (flame up)
No adjustment to the temperature of the water
Main burner is only utilising half of its jets (outlets)
Digital display is not visible
Error code being displayed (CVO or CVS)
Water leaking out of heater module
Bad odours being emitted from the heater including a smell of gas
CPU will not boot up or keeps resetting
Black soot is coming out of the flue while in use
Above are a few of the more common enquires we get about heating equipment used to warm the water to both chlorinated and salt water swimming facilities.
No matter where your home or business is in South Australia our gas service technicians can attend. Remote locations and country areas we cater for all your swimming heating requirements. Please contact us today and discuss your requirements so we can book an appointment that fits your schedule, weekends and after hours can be arranged by organising in advance.
*Please note it is vitally important that an appliance such as gas fired (LPG or Natural) pool and spa heaters only ever be attended to by a licensed gasfitter as gas is a flammable material and can lead to very dangerous situations if not handled correctly.