Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Heater- repair or replace?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    San Diego, Cal.
    Posts
    4

    Heater- repair or replace?

    I have been getting rust spots on the bottom of my pool under the inlets. I suspect that it is coming from the heating tubes (it is the only steel that I can find in the system). I get a loud knocking sound from the heater when the system is on. I replaced the ESC temperature control board last year. What do I need to order to replace the heating tubes? Or due to the age of the system should I look into replacing the entire heater?
    thanks for your help.
    1994 14,000 gal. in-ground gunite pool w/attached spa. 1 main drain and skimmer. Teledyne Laars series 2 heater. 1.5 HP Whisperflo WFE-6 pump (replaced pump 2012).

  2. Back To Top    #2

    In the Industry

    ps0303's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    3,920

    Re: Heater- repair or replace?

    Time to replace it. The cast iron header is rusting internally and at that point, get rid of it. Yeah sure some DIY person will fiddle around and try to replace the header but if the bolts break in getting it off you're done for. Plus you can upgrade to something new which will be a bit more efficient and have a digital readout and many more pluses. It stinks but it's time.
    Paul
    Gastek Pool & Gas Services If you would like to provide a review of the help I provided, please use the following link to leave a review. Gastek Google review,
    Check out some videos on my YouTube channel - Gastekservices on YouTube

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    San Diego, Cal.
    Posts
    4

    Re: Heater- repair or replace?

    Thanks, that was the way I was leaning anyway. Something more efficient.
    1994 14,000 gal. in-ground gunite pool w/attached spa. 1 main drain and skimmer. Teledyne Laars series 2 heater. 1.5 HP Whisperflo WFE-6 pump (replaced pump 2012).

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •