Pool Heater Repair and Replacement in La Habra, CA
Heating units for swimming pools and in-ground spas can come in a variety of configurations, including the the type of fuel used to generate heat and how large they need to be depending on the amount of water to be heated. For California (and a few other states), only Low NOx (low emission) natural gas heaters can be sold.
Below are some types of different heaters:
- Natural gas (most popular)
- Electric (heat pumps and portable spa heating elements)
When replacing parts on any pool heater, it’s important to obtain as much information from the existing unit to insure you receive the correct replacement part. The following information can usually be found on a metal or sticker nameplate usually visible inside the heater once the mail access door has been opened.
- Manufacturer & Model Number (also serial number if available)
- BTU size
- Is the unit natural gas, propane or electric
- Does the unit have a digital display or only knobs
Use the photos below to assist you in identifying your correct model heater. By clicking on the “Dimensions” link, this may also help confirm your model. If your heater only has a gas pipe going to it without any electrical conduit attached to the heater housing, it is most likely a “millivolt” style heater.
WE CARRY PARTS FOR ALL MAKES AND MODELS AS WELL AS SELL NEW POOL HEATERS WITH INSTALLATION!
For new pool heater applications, or replacement of a swimming poo or spa heater, it’s always best to consult with your pool contractor or technician to address the best option for your personal application. Also supply of your gas line is CRITICAL to your new or replacement heater installation. New heaters are much more efficient and have many more sensors that heaters of old. For that reason, your new heater may NOT fire up on that old gas line or gas meter if it’s undersized.
NOTE: In many cases, an old heater can be repaired at a fraction of the cost of a new heater making the repair cost effective, however in some cases the cost of the part(s) required might make purchasing a new heater with a full warranty a much wiser choice. Also for new heater installations or replacements of an old heater, it’s always best to consult with your pool contractor or technician to address the best option for your personal application. In addition, the natural gas supply line is critical for new heaters. Newer heaters are much more efficient and much sensitive than heaters of old. For that reason, your new heater may NOT even fire up that old gas line or gas meter that worked fine for your old heater.
COMMERCIAL POOLS/SPAS: Commercial pools and spas are required to use ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) certified heaters. Most all manufacturers make an ASME version of their heaters specifically for commercial applications, while standard heaters are intended only for residential applications. ASME heaters are slightly higher in cost because of the robust components used in them, so when receiving quotes for new or replacement heaters, be sure that you are getting an ASME certified unit for all commercial applications. Local Health Department ordinances may reject permits for non-ASME units as well as impose a fine if a non-ASME unit has been installed.
We also carry and install a complete line of replacement parts for most all makes & models of portable (above-ground) spas including heating elements, controllers, PCB boards and top-side panels.