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Has Your Pool Heater Stopped Working?

Is your swimming pool feeling a little less inviting lately? If your pool heater has suddenly stopped working, you may be left with a chilly and unusable pool. But fear not, because Living Water Pool Company is here to help.

Living Water Pool Company is a trusted pool maintenance and repair service based in Arizona, specializing in pool heating solutions. With their expertise, you can enjoy a warm and comfortable swim even during colder months.


family shivering in cold pool

How Long Is The LifeSpan of a Heater

The lifespan of a residential water heater typically ranges from 8 to 12 years, potentially extending up to 15 with proper maintenance.

Pool heaters generally last between 5 to 10 years, with variations based on type and usage. Regular maintenance, professional installation, and prompt repairs are crucial for maximizing a heater’s lifespan, ensuring efficient performance and longevity.

Common Issues That Pool Owners Encounter With Their Pool Heaters

Common issues that pool owners encounter with their pool heaters include:

  • not enough water flow
  • loose wire connections
  • broken ignitors
  • electrical issues
  • insufficient gas supply
  • rusted parts


These problems can lead to the heater not turning on or working properly.


man inspecting a broken pool heater

Troubleshooting Common Pool Heater Problems

When your pool heater is not working as expected, it can be due to a variety of issues ranging from simple to complex. Troubleshooting these problems can help you identify whether you can fix the issue yourself or need to call in a professional. Here are some common pool heater problems and how to troubleshoot them:

  1. No Heat or Insufficient Heating: This could be due to improper thermostat settings, low gas pressure, or inadequate water flow. Check the thermostat to ensure it’s set higher than the pool water temperature. Verify that there is enough gas supply and that the pump is circulating water effectively through the system.

  2. Heater Turns Off Prematurely: This might be caused by poor water flow, overheating, or a faulty limit switch. Clean out any clogged filters or pump baskets to ensure proper water flow. Check for any obstructions in the heater’s vents that could cause overheating and ensure the limit switch is functioning correctly.

  3. Pilot Light Issues: For gas pool heaters, if the pilot light won’t stay lit, this could be due to a faulty thermocouple, low gas pressure, or blockages in the pilot orifice. Ensure the gas valve is fully open, clean any debris from the pilot orifice, and replace the thermocouple if necessary.

  4. Error Codes or Warning Lights: Modern pool heaters display error codes that can help diagnose specific problems. Refer to your heater’s manual to decipher the code and follow the recommended troubleshooting steps.

  5. Rust or Corrosion: If you notice rust or corrosion on your heater, this can lead to leaks and inefficient heating. This usually indicates poor water chemistry or external factors affecting the heater. Adjust your pool’s chemical levels and consider consulting a professional to address external rusting issues.

  6. Strange Noises: Banging, whistling, or grinding sounds can indicate a variety of problems, such as loose parts, high gas pressure, or airflow issues. Inspect the heater for any loose components and check the gas pressure to ensure it’s within the recommended range.

  7. Heater Won’t Ignite: This could be due to issues with the ignition system, power supply, or gas supply. Ensure that the heater is receiving power, the ignition system is clean and intact, and there is a sufficient gas supply.

When to Contact a Professional Pool Repair Professional

If your pool heater isn’t working, and you’ve checked that the pilot tubing is intact, the pressure switch is functioning, and there is no obstruction to the air supply, it might be time to contact a local pool service technician. A professional pool repair professional can handle complex issues, from repairing pool heaters to replacing units that are beyond repair.

pool tech fixing broken heater

Pool Heater Repair Options

When your pool heater is not functioning as it should, it’s important to consider all available repair options. Timely repairs not only ensure that your pool remains usable throughout the year but also prevent minor issues from developing into larger, more costly problems. Living Water Pool Company offers a variety of services to address your pool heater repair needs in Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the options available:

Diagnosis and Troubleshooting

The first step in any repair process is to accurately diagnose the problem. Living Water Pool Company provides expert diagnosis and troubleshooting services to identify the root cause of your pool heater’s issues. This may involve examining the thermostat, checking the water flow, and ensuring the ignition system is functioning correctly.

Professional Repair Services

Once the issue has been identified, Living Water Pool Company offers professional repair services tailored to the specific needs of your pool heater. Whether it’s a problem with the gas valve, a faulty heat exchanger, or an electrical malfunction, their skilled technicians have the expertise to fix the issue promptly and efficiently, ensuring your pool heater returns to optimal working condition.

Regular Maintenance Programs

To prevent future breakdowns and extend the lifespan of your pool heater, Living Water Pool Company provides regular maintenance programs. These services can include cleaning the heater’s components, checking for leaks, and ensuring all electrical connections are secure. Regular maintenance can help identify potential problems before they lead to a breakdown, saving you time and money in the long run.

Replacement and Installation

In some cases, repairing an old or severely damaged pool heater may not be cost-effective. Living Water Pool Company also offers replacement and installation services for outdated or irreparable units. Upgrading to a new, more energy-efficient model can improve heating performance and reduce operating costs, particularly important in Arizona’s varied climate.

Expert Advice and Consultation

Understanding the best course of action can be challenging. Living Water Pool Company provides expert advice and consultation to help you make informed decisions about your pool heater repair or replacement needs. Their professionals can guide you on the most cost-effective and efficient solutions, considering the specific requirements of your pool and local Arizona climate conditions.

Contact Living Water Pool Company

If you’re in need of professional pool services, Living Water Pool Company is here to help. You can reach out to them directly by calling 623-889-1366 for immediate assistance or to schedule a service. They also offer the convenience of an online contact form on their website, allowing you to easily submit your queries and requests.

Additionally, Living Water Pool Company provides free quotes, ensuring you receive transparent pricing and solutions tailored to your specific pool needs. Whether it’s for urgent repairs, routine maintenance, or installation services, their experienced team is committed to ensuring your pool remains in excellent condition.