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Picture it: you are ready to enjoy your pool. When you go to jump in, you realize that the water is freezing cold, even though you had a pool heater installed. When this happens, it may be time to hire a professional to repair your pool heater. However, there is some troubleshooting you can do to ensure it is indeed your pool heater that is malfunctioning. Let’s discuss some simple troubleshooting you can perform on your own.

Does Your Pool Heater Not Stay On?

If you pool heater doesn’t turn on or stay on, you may need to clean the filter. A dirty filter can cause low pressure, which will turn the pool heater off if the pressure reads too low. If you have an electric pool heater, you should make sure all connections are properly placed and tight. You should also check for corrosion to make sure a bad connection is not to blame. If you check these parts, only to find that the heater still does not work, you can check the transformer. It is always best to act with caution to avoid electrical damage and safety risks.

Does Your Pool Heater Make Noise?

If your pool heater is making a weird noise such as grinding, it is time to give it a look over. You can start by checking the hoses and filters for debris. Debris within the motor can cause shifting and grinding while the motor is running. You should check for blockages and then proceed to flush the filter to get rid of any blockages that you cannot see. If the noise does not stop and the heater continues to run after the pump is shut off, you could have a switch that needs to be replaced.

Malfunctioning Heater Is A Safety Hazard

If you cannot locate the source of the problem, it is best to turn off the pool heater and call a professional. Repairing a pool heater can be dangerous, especially when still connected to a water source. You should make sure you abide by safety precautions if you intend to try and locate the problem yourself. Or, you can call Upfront Handyman today. We specialize in repairing your pool heater to get you back to enjoying your pool. We offer budget-friendly service with a smile. Give us a call today at 817-310-8900 or visit us online at www.upfronthandyman.com.