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    Pool Heater Spraying water

    I just went outside and noticed that my Summit Sum 5 heater is gushing water upwards from the bottom inlet pipe that appears to have some sort of small valve/opening on it. I've only owned this house and pool for about a year, so I'm not terribly familiar with the inner workings of the heater.

    Any idea what this is or why this is happening?

    Here are a couple pics I grabbed :

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    Re: Pool Heater Spraying water

    Welcome to the forum.

    That looks like the remains of a (broken) barbed hose fitting, possibly for some kind of water flow monitor.

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    Is there a small diameter hose in the area that has one end disconnected?
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    Re: Pool Heater Spraying water

    You called it, Dom! Took the top off and found the small hose lying there with a broken piece of barbed plastic inside. Makes sense that the heater was reporting no Flow while this was happening.
    This looks like a much easier fix than I initially anticipated.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Pool Heater Spraying water

    Glad to help!

    Be sure to use teflon tape on the threads of the replacement.
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    Re: Pool Heater Spraying water

    Quote Originally Posted by domct203 View Post
    Glad to help!

    Be sure to use teflon tape on the threads of the replacement.
    I sure did. I used some pipe dope in addition to the tape as well. I also went with a brass fitting so this doesn't happen again.

    Thanks again for the help!

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