First of all - huge thanks to TFP as this season has been literally trouble free (at least the pool was)
We just installed a pool heater in the spring and it's wonderful!
I have a question about the heater and am wondering if anyone else experiences this...
Occasionally when the heater is off, I can smell a faint odor of natural gas (mercaptan). I can smell it sometimes when I get within a few yards of the heater and then I can't smell it again for about a minute. Even if I get right up to the lines and the unit, I won't smell it unless I wait a while.
The gas guy who installed the line could not detect any leak by the soap method or with his electronic detector.
He said that some of these heaters have valves to the atmosphere and it could purge some gas at times.
I also read on the internet that some people are especially sensitive to mercaptan and can smell it when the leak is actually acceptable and harmless. It seems strange to me that any leak is acceptable.
Thanks for your thoughts or advice!