Hello, I'm new to this forum and forgive any silly questions. I have a Hayward H250 gas heater that will not fire up. I read several posts about diagnosing and followed every step and still no luck. All switches measure continuity with a meter including the thermostat. The pilot light is ON. I jumped the gas valve and it lit up until I removed the jumper.
I have a gathering this week and wondering if it would be safe to place the jumper on the gas valve (TH-TH connection) and light up the heater. If I leave the jumper on all the time during the day of the gathering, would this be ok? Also, will my thermostat still control the pool temperature?