I just got the guy to come in yesterday to start my pool heater. I was concerned with all the warnings in the manual so had them come in to do it.
I opened the pool a few weeks ago myself, seemed to have done everything ok except didn't turn the heater on, wanted someone else to do that.
My pool started off at 72 degrees yesterday (before he came to turn on the heater) and this morning was 94! That's too hot.
The heater turned off for now, and now I'm worried. Does it come back on itself or do I have to restart the pilot light?
It's a Laars LG250 and is about 10 years old, but he said is working fine.
My concern is how to turn it on and off, when and why and whether or not it will explode or not!!!
After he came yesterday it was on all day and there was a lot of heat coming from it. All I could think was "This is going to be an expensive gas bill!"
Now with it at 94 degrees this morning I'm guessing that took a lot of energy. I suppose it went off by itself once it met a certain temperature. Is this what it will do? Will it go back on by itself once it cools down.
I turned the knob down to nearly the lowest setting because I really don't want it to be so warm and I don't want to spend a lot heating it.
Over and above that, I'm just concerned with knowing how to use the heater properly - turning it on and off. I am terrified it will explode if I do something wrong.
Do I have to turn the heater off every time I turn off the pump to clean the filter.
I hope someone can help me figure this out so I have more confidence using the heater. Right now I'm steering clear of it hoping it turns on by itself when it's supposed to.
Thank you for all your help.