Gas smell?


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Jun 26, 2018
Toronto, Canada
Not sure if I've just not noticed it before... But there is a strong natural gas smell eminating from my pool equipment in my cabana that I am noticing while outside. I just turned up the temperature of the pool 5 degrees and increased the filter to 80%.

Is that normal (maybe coming out of the vent)?

I think I've noticed it a bit before but never this strong. Must be coming from the heater since when I turn it off for several minutes it goes away.


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Jun 11, 2018
Verona, MO
Mix up some dishwashing soap and water. Use paintbrush or something to put on the connections. Look for bubbles.
Needs fixed ASAP


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May 20, 2020
Katy TX
Hi. It is definitely due to your gas heater. I noticed it on my older heater (not sure how old your is) and only smelled it when the heater kicked on. It dissipated fairly quickly. I do not smell it on my new heater but that now uses a electronic ignitor, not a pilot light. If it persists for longer time after the heater fires up you may want to have it checked out by a service tech who is familiar with pool heaters.