After a frustrating day of logistical failures by Leslie's, I am thinking of trying to address a couple of issues myself.
Issue 1 is the natural gas heater (Laars Lite 2 LD250N) does not seem to be working. It hasn't worked for a while but that hasn't mattered since I wasn't using the pool. Now that I finally have the pool mostly cleaned up, major leaks corrected, etc., I'd like to get the heater working. Can anyone suggest any steps in troubleshooting or point me to a good guide?
Issue 2 is that on my Pentair 320 in-line chlorine feeder, the body is broken where it connects to the nipple/chlorine control valve. Because of this, I can't run the pool returns. Luckily I have a spa and water effect bubblers so I can run the water that way, but I think better circulation will help in killing any remaining algae. I don't necessarily care about the chlorine feeder. I use liquid chlorine as per the guidance here. However, I am have never worked with PVC plumbing. What would be the best solution here? Replace the body of the chlorinator? I think I can get it for about $30 shipped. Or just cut it out and replace with PVC pipe? Is that a relatively easy project?
Thanks in advance!!