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A General Guide to Pool Heating Options – Part 7

Checking gas pool heaters for leaks

First and foremost, if you have any concerns about the safety of a gas pool heater, you should close it down immediately and contact a licensed technician to arrange an inspection. The main priority when it comes to maintaining a gas pool heater is to check for any gas leaks. You can check pipes for any leakages by spraying a water and soap solution around the pipe joints, connections or fittings. If you see bubbles, the pipes have a leak and the pipes will require immediate repair. In such cases, never use the heater until the pipes are replaced or repaired by the qualified personnel.

While both Natural gas and Propane are naturally odorless, there are occasions when gas companies will add chemicals to the gas to give it a sulfuric smell, like rotten eggs. If you smell gas, call your gas company immediately and report the leak. Also, Propane is heavier than Natural gas and has been known to collect on the floor of a heater. For this reason, propane pool heaters are more likely to have an explosive episode than natural gas heaters.

If you missed it here is part 1 of A General Guide to Pool Heating options
part 2 of A General Guide to Pool Heating options
part 3 of A General Guide to Pool Heating options
part 4 of A General Guide to Pool Heating options
part 5 of A General Guide to Pool Heating options
part 6 of A General Guide to Pool Heating options

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