We have a Teledyne EG 250 heater (came with the pool & house, not sure how old it is) and it has sprung a leak - water is dripping from the heater. We kind of knew this was coming since the returns to the pool have been spewing out large chunks of rust. I don't think there's a way to bypass the heater - the water goes through the filter then through the heater before circulating back to the pool, so we need to resolve this issue pretty quickly - can't live too long with no water circulation.
Any thoughts on whether to hire someone to take apart the heater and fix the leak or replace the heater all together for a new and more efficient model? If I replace the heater, how do I know what size to get? Any recommended models?
Thanks in advance.