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    Maintain your chemicals correctly

    Received a call from a customer that I installed a gas heater for 5 months ago. He said its leaking water. Not good. Went and investigated and sure enough, really bad. I took the unit apart and found the worst chemical damage ever and the unit was only 5 months old. Here are two pictures. One of a shinny new copper heat exchanger and the other one is the one I pulled out. Notice that there is NO copper showing at all. It's all been eaten away thus leaking. 5 months old!!

    Maintain your chemicals correctly and if you have a pool guy like this guy did, make sure they are doing their job.

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    Re: Maintain your chemicals correctly

    Wow.
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    Re: Maintain your chemicals correctly

    That is amazing. Was anything obvious about what would have caused this to happen so fast? Like a tablet feed just before the heater?

    It seems mind-boggling to me that the pH could have been kept low enough for this to happen that fast.
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    Re: Maintain your chemicals correctly

    The PH was WAAAAYYY off and for the entire 5 moths. When I checked it the day I went it was 5.0. Chlorine was zero as well.

    Today when I replaced the heat exchanger the PH was 7.2, still .82 on the chlorine and ALK was 94.
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