I recently bought a house with a pool and there is a Laars Lite 2 heater.
I just opened the pool today and tried to follow the instructions but I can't get the pilot light to light.
The igniter is sparking and I smell gas so not sure why it's not lighting.
Just looking through an online manual and am seeing references to several things like connecting and filling the siphon loop on the pressure switch with SAE50 non detergent oil and tightening the drain plugs etc. The copper pipe feeding the pressure switch is already connected, but don't see the siphon loop or anywhere to fill the oil on that line. As far as the drain plugs the manual says to tighten on the heater, I can't even seem to find them, so either I found a manual for a different version of my heater, or it's a really bad manual...
I'm wondering if it's common practice to have a professional start up the heater in the spring or do most of you guys do it yourself?