What to do When a Heater Won’t Light
Your local pool company will have some tips in-case your heater won’t light or if the pilot is lit but won’t kick on.
- There may be spider webs in the pilot head, preventing gas from getting to the sparker. This is very common after a period of non-use. Open up the door to the heater and carefully sweep out the webs – OR-
- The pilot generator may be bad and not able to get hot enough to supply sufficient voltage. In this case call Central Jersey Pools for a service call at $150 per hour plus parts.
What to do When a Heater Pilot is Lit but Won’t Kick On
- If you have an automatic cleaner on your pool, turn it off and then see if your heater fires up – OR-
- the filter must be clean for the heater to work. To tell if this is a problem, turn down the thermostat on your heater, turn off the filter, turn the multiport valve to the “recirculate’ position, turn the filter back on, and turn the thermostat to a higher setting. If the heater works, this indicates that the filter need a cleaning and should be backwashed.