Yes, if you are using just what is called an element type heater, that is not encased in glass.
The most probable cause for the water to "eat" your heater would be the water chemistry --low pH and/or total alkalinity -- not the salt. Most swimming pool heaters have a copper heat exchanger located over the burner box. Copper is highly susceptible to acidic or alkaline conditions.
Do you mean a pool that has a salt water generator? If so, any pool heater could be used.
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Your pool pump needs to be pushing the water through your solar system
Yes! Connect a garden hose to the output valve of the water heater and open the water heater valve to put hot water into the kiddie pool. This is the fastest way to warm a children's pool.
locate pool in sunny area, use a solar water heater, solar pool cover, pool heater or enclosed sun room
Try a pool shop
You can warm up a cold pool buy buying a pool heater
The benefits of a solar pool heater are a much lower electricity bill, a quieter heating system, and an eco-friendly alternative to traditional pool heating systems.
Do you have a pool heater? The oil could be "white oil," a refined mineral oil. Indicates a problem with the heat exchanger. Your heater doesn't need to be running for this problem to occur.
eye dint now Well, you probably could, we have a pool and we mix chlorine and salt together for our water.
It depends on what type of heater it is. If you have a heat pump many times the water is just condensation from the air. A heat pump might make 15 gallons of water a day. You can test the water with a pool chlorine test strip and if it reacts it has a water leak from the pool and if it doesn't react then it is condensation and that is normal. If you have a gas heater usually it is a bad heat exchanger that was damaged by out of balance chemicals or PH issues. Then you have to see what part failed. It could also be a gasket, fitting etc. If the gas heater is over 5 years old I usually don't recommend replacing heat exchangers as they are about 1/2 the price of a complete heater.Marcuswww.poolheatpumps.com
Most heaters are plumbed last in the pool piping system. First is the water pump, then the filter, then the heat pump and finally the pool. If you have a chlorinator then that will be put last in the system after the heater and before the pool and usually there is a check valve between the chlorinator and the heater to prevent a high dose of chlorine from damaging the heater. If you are going to use a heat pump then that is made from titanium then that doesn't matter as chemicals don't damage heat pumps like they do gas heaters. There are some piping diagrams at www.millsco.com that will also show you spa layouts, solar etc.
No You can't. We have found that changing the water to a salt water chlorination system does affect your swimming pool pump and heater if you have one. Over time the "salt water" will affect the working components of the pump and will corrode. That especially applies to a heater system if one is attached. In this case we would advise buying a chlorination system that has a built in pump. Well, the above answer "no you can't" is definitely not as stated entered by kbattle39. The original answer has been deleted. Now to get to the real facts the above answer is totally wrong assuming you are talking about a salt system pool. The correct answer would be YES you can use the same pump. The person who composed the 5 line paragraph above could not be more wrong and does not know what he/she is talking about. kbattle39
No because the waterbed heater is not meant to get wet and can cause an electrical shock; also it could get hot enough to melt the vinyl of the pool liner. The waterbed heater most likely has a warning on it to not get it wet. If you want an electric heater for your pool you will need to buy one. Solar covers work well to prevent heat loss through evaporation.
It works this way. Even if you could set the thermostat at 200 it will not heat the water any quicker. It sounds as if you have an undersized heater. A larger heater will heat the water faster if your system can upgrade to the larger size heater. Your house will not heat up any faster if you set the thermostat to maximum. It is the output capacity of the heater that determines how fast it will heat. What dictates heater size is: the size of the gas line. the length of the gas line run from the meter to the heater. the size of the meter. how many GPM the pump is producing. the GPM capacity of the filter. the size of the plumbing in you pool ~ 1.5"; 2"; 3" total gallons in the pool. are among a few. Just common sense here...... k
Heaters are usually plumbed in after the filter. The pool filter/pump is what circulates the heated water. Ans: The heater will not work or fire if the pump is not running.
Heat pump pool heaters use electricity to capture heat. As the pool pump circulates the water, it is drawn from the pool and through a filter and into the heat pump heater. The heater itself has a fan that pulls in outside air and pushes it over the evaporator coil. At this point liquid refrigerant in the evaporator coil absorbs the heat from the outside air converting it into a gas. The gas is then passed through the compressor where it increases the heat. This very hot gas is then sent through the condenser where the hot gas is transferred to the cool pool water circulating through the heater. The heated water is then returned to the pool. A pool heater on the other hand uses the gas directly to heat the water by fueling the combustion chamber.
It could be one to 20 years.
As the water begins to flow within the system, the components inside the heater compartment ( the pressure switch)senses that flow and if your heater is calling for heat it will fire. When that water ceases to flow those same sensors tell the heater to stop firing. Built in safety devices. Ken
Some pool heaters have an internal bypass valve that improves efficiency by limiting the amount of water flowing through the heat exchanger. These can stick so that water flow mostly bypasses the heat exchanger...the heater gets hot but very little heat is transferred to the pool.Other answerers have suggested the following:Your airflow over the pool is cooling the water even as it is being heatedYou may not be running the pool pump long enough. Is the heater not maintaining temp? Is the thermostat turned up? Is the filter clean? When was the last time it was back washed or cleaned?You may be using the wrong size heater for your pool and the water to heat ratio that your heater is made to work with may be out.
Assuming the heater is running properly, is sized correctly the filter is clean it could possibly mean that the run time for the pump is not sufficient. How long is the filter/pump running? The water returning to the pool may not feel "hot" to the touch and shouldn't. Ken
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The heater will not operate if the pump is not on.