Hey all...my pool guy just visited me this morning to check out my heater issues and I have a few questions regarding my Pentair minimax CH400 natural gas heater (10 years old)...
1) He said I need a new PC board and ignitor module which will run around $600 plus installation. Now this MIGHT fix the problem, but might not. I'm feeling like if this didn't work, there goes $600...and further workup and replacement of parts would run over $1K and its a MAYBE fix that would probably lead to other parts failing anyway, buying a new heater might make sense since his install charge is $650 (at least I'd get a new heater and hopefully not have to worry about issues).
**2) He said I can buy one on my own and have him install it, or he can buy it for me. He told me that if he buys it, it comes directly from the manufacturer and therefore is of better build quality as opposed to buying it from somewhere else like the internet and where we don't know its build quality. Is this true?
3) I'm looking at the Jandy LX-i, it has a pretty high efficiency rating (93%)...does anyone have any input about the reliability/performance of this model or can you recommend a good heater?
Thanks in advance and I hope everyone has a great pool season!