Welcome to Mr Pool Man’s DIY guide series! Today we’re going to look at how to correctly install a pool heater. Now it’s worth noting that different types of heaters will have different installation procedures and today we’re going to focus on how to install an electric pool heater or a pool heat pump.
We won’t be touching on how to DIY install a gas pool heater because that involves tapping into your gas lines and we cannot in good conscience recommend installing a gas pool heater on your own. Why? Well, the worst thing that can happen with a botched pool heat pump or electric pool heater installation is that it won’t turn on properly (because of the built-in protections of the heat pump). On the other hand, a gas line leak… well, we’ll just leave that to your imagination.
Plus, if you’re confident enough (or skilled enough) to work with gas lines, then you probably won’t need a DIY guide!