Category Archives: Pool Heating

Swimming Pool Heaters in Orlando, FL – Gas, Electric or Solar?

So many people each year come across the decision making process of purchasing a new swimming pool heater and wonder which way they should go. If you live in Orlando, FL or in the same basic climate this article should help you choose one of the big 3 choices that are readily available to most pool owners. Lets talk about the pro's and con's of each as well as the different swimming pool…
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A Move Toward More Efficient Swimming Pools

This month's Aqua magazine (for spa and pool professionals) reports a movement in the industry toward more efficient swimming pools.  The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals is working to establish national efficiency standards under APSP-15.  In the past, efforts like these have come haphazardly at the state and local levels through laws and regulations.  APSP-15 will offer the industry a more uniform standard. What does this mean for your pool?  Aqua reports, Pool efficiency laws are ushering in a new age of pool equipment design for residential pools.  The movement is having a strong effect on the way the pool circulatory system is put…
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Are you ready for a Pool Heater Orlando?

As far back as the first century BC people began enjoying heated swimming pools.  This was when Gaius Maecenas, a rich Roman lord and patron of the arts, built the first heated swimming pool*.  I'm guessing that just as we are feeling a touch of spring in the air here in Orlando, Gaius felt that same way and was ready to take a dip long before the water was warm enough.  Despite our warm Orlando afternoons and sunny days it is not quite swim season and your pool water is likely to be fairly cold.  You can easily extend your swimming season - and start swimming now…
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Pool Heater Repair in Orlando

  Is your pool or spa heater on the fritz?  This pool heater repair was done to a Sta-Rite Max-E-Term Heater.  A common problem with digital auto ignition heaters is circuit board issues.  It seems like everything has a computer controlled circuit board in it nowadays.  This problem came about because the plastic cover broke off and the protective overlay wore away.  Rain penetrated the holes (shown on the right of the 1st picture) and corroded the board. In my opinion this is a poorly designed heater.  Although it heats water perfectly well, the circuit board is placed on the very…
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Heat Pump Installation: A Central Florida Pool Service

This service call started out as a heat pump repair.  I discovered that the compressor was bad and worked with a local HVAC company to verify the worn compressor.  The cost of repairing/replacing an old compressor is quite high so the homeowner opted to purchase a new heat pump. As you can see from the picture, I temporarily removed some of the landscaping to access the old heat pump.  Then I installed the new heat pump including all electrical and plumbing hook ups.  When the installation was complete, I replaced the landscaping. This heat pump was the Pentair ThermaFlo.  The home owner already…
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