Newbie to TFP.
I did a search but did not come up with a relevant thread.
I have a 15 year old Teledyne Laars heater (LLG model). It has been a terrible unit, refusing to start every year. I did some rudimentary troubleshooting and wired it up to bypass a faulty temperature sensor and it has been good this season (until this week). No amount of fiddling can get this to turn on, and I am the point of buying a new unit. It's been nothing short of a continuous battle and it never turns on just when you need it most.
Can I get some opinions on what would be a good unit for a colder climate (i.e. Canadian winters), where it can withstand long cold winters and still fire up reliably in the spring?
Our local pool dealers have Jandy (Teledyne Laars), Pentair, Raypack. A lot of people on this forum swear by the Raypack heaters.
Second question....for a cold climate do I go with a traditional pilot light or can I use a millivolt system? I am worried that the prolong exposure to cold weather will break the electronics....
Third question....digital controls or traditional dial controls for the same reason as question 2.
I would hate to drop a couple of grand and then have the same poor experience the Laars provided me with.