Are you wondering how to turn on a pool heater? Stop scratching your head while looking at the control board of your pool heater! Depending on a pool heater is the simplest thing than every other thing you have done in your life, as it’s just a matter of pushing some buttons from the digital display panel.
We have two major types of heaters like any space or water heater. You may have a gas or an electric heater installed in your home.
This article will tell you about different pool heaters and their types. You will also understand the working mechanism of heaters that gift your hot water in the cold, freezing days of winter. It’s time to start our guide while adding any kind of fluff.
Types Of Pool Heater
Here we give a written brief overview of both types of heaters.
#1. Gas heater
A pool heater that operates on gas uses propane or natural gas to heat the water. The cold water goes inside the heater after passing through a pump filter and returns as hot water in the pool. A blower opens, and the gas or propane flows to ignite the flames and heats the water.
#2. Electric heater/Heat pump
An electric heater is also named a heat pump. The primary function of this heater is to suck the hot air from the environment when the temperature is about 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit. Then heat the atmosphere even more with the help of an air evaporator coil. The hot air is then used to raise the temperature of cold water.
Ways To Turn On A Pool Heater
We have assigned this section to describe how to turn on different brands of pool heaters. You will surely enjoy it. Consider the following models on how to turn on a pool heater:
#1. Hayward pool heater
Turning on the Hayward heater is the easiest of all. Just open the lid of the control panel, and you will see that a yellow light is bright on the standby/sleep mode. You have to press the mode button located on the right side of the panel. Push the button to select the spa mode and choose the pool mode two times. Hit the plus/minus button to lower or raise the water temperature according to your preference. A green light will light the fire icon on the left side of the panel, indicating that the heater is functioning to increase the water temperature. Press the mode until the standby icon illuminates when you are done swimming to turn the heater off.
Turning on the Hayward heater is the easiest of all. Just open the lid of the control panel, and you will see that a yellow light is bright on the standby/sleep mode. You have to press the mode button located on the right side of the panel. Push the button to select the spa mode and choose the pool mode two times. Hit the plus/minus button to lower or raise the water temperature according to your preference.
A green light will light the fire icon on the left side of the panel, indicating that the heater is functioning to increase the water temperature. Press the mode until the standby icon illuminates when you are done swimming to turn the heater off.
#2. Easy touch panel
Turning a Pentair heater is no different from a Hayward. Press the menu and hit the arrow pointing downward to select the heat option. Then press the select mode to choose from the options of spa and pool. Push the select button to set the heat. Push the up arrow to turn the settings from off to the heater, and the heater will start running. Adjust the temperature by hitting the up arrow until your desired limit is visible on the display screen.
#3. Master temp
This heater has the spa on and pools on buttons or a toggle switch, and you just have to select your favorite one—the red and blow arrows used for adjusting the temperature. Keep pressing the red indicator or up arrow until the temperature reaches the desired limit, and then leave it. So, the heater will keep working until you turn it off. Shutting off the heater is no big deal, like turning it on. You just have to locate the heater off button and press it.
What To Check If The Heater Won’t Turn On?
We will help you with a heater that is not firing up. You must know how to troubleshoot a pool heater. Let’s check what’s wrong with your heater! Check and replace the following parts to reset your pool heating system. First, remove the front panel by using a screwdriver.
Sometimes a simple toggle switch could be the root cause of a problem that does not allow the heater to fire up. Remove the button by pressing two locking tabs from its rear part and taking it off from the connectors. Hold and push the connectors with each other and see if the fire is on. Change the switch.
A pressure disconnects the flow of power to the heater when the heater is off. Take off the connectors out of the switch and touch the two probes of a multimeter with the two terminals to check if there is an audio beep. The beep is induction of continuity within the switch. You may also want to read about how to plumb a pool heater.
Tips And Tricks
Here are some tips and tricks to turn on a pool heater:
- Clean the engine of the heater after removing the connectors with a wire brush to remove the dust.
- Raise the temperature if the water temperature is low.
- A solar blanket retains the heat in the pool and thus saves energy.
It’s A Wrap!
We hope you enjoyed reading this guide on how to turn on a pool heater. It’s just as simple as turning on a fan or light. You may want to read related articles; know how long does a pool heater lasts and why is my electric pool heater not working.