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Pool & Spa Gas Heater Repairs, Servicing, Conversions, Replacement

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Dega / Onga / De-gas gas spa heaters were one of the best, long-running gas heaters around. These were a fairly efficient bypass style heater, with built-in timer that controlled the pump, and also an air switch. They were well ahead of their time. We carry several spare parts that no other company carries. As so few parts are availble your best bet is to replace these.  www.dega.com.au - Typically Gray, Green, White, or Light Gray
Hurlcon / Astralpool Pool & Gas Heater Repairs & Replacements (Earlier models known as Purex Tropic Isle, Pentair, MiniMax) Jerry worked at Hurlcon in the Research & Development department and knows these heaters inside & out. He knows exactly what to look for and how to repair them HX 70 / HX 120 / WX Series - BBQ style Burner. The hardiest of the Hurlcon heaters ever made. Very simple. Almost identical to the old Hendy boilers. (Hurlcon bought Hendy) These heaters have been almost identical for nearly 20 years. We can retrofit circuit boards on some of the older, rare models. MX 150 / MX 200 / MX 250 / MX 300 / MX 400 - BBQ style Burner. These were based on Purex MiniMax / Triton models. Many models had plastic headers that warped up against a mild steel heat exchanger. If a gasket was pinched, or when the plastic warped or cracked, water leaked and corroded out the mild steel. We fix these where possible. Some are too far gone. It’s best to let us have a very good look at them. JX 130 & 160 - Fan-extracted flue w/ BBQ Burner. Hurlcon / Astralpool’s wall mount heater. Similar heat exchanger to the HX series. These were the first of Hurlcon’s ‘efficient’ gas heaters. Very good heaters for tight spaces, where a heater can only be wall-mounted. HiNRG 175 / HiNRG 250 / HiNRG 400 - Fan-forced Burner. The newest of the Astralpool/Hurlcon / Jacuzzi gas heaters. These have had some ‘teething’ problems, but are proving to be a popular heater. Viron / Viron eVo - Fan-forced Burner.  These are designed as an extremely efficient heater, but still use the older style heat exchangers, except stacked. These heaters are extremely sensitive to water flow and gas pressure changes. Many of these expensive heaters are destroyed due to poor water flow on variable speed pumps. Condensation is also a problem with these heaters.

We repair, service, & replace all brands of Spa & Pool Gas Heaters

When contacting us, just let us know the Brand, or at least colour of your spa heater.

Some of the more common heaters we regularly repair are: Hurlcon / Astralpool / Pentair / Raypak / Rheem / Bosch / Everdure / Dega Research / De-gas / Waterco / Teledyne-Laars / Hayward / Hurlcon Astralpool / Purex Tropic Isle / Chaffoteaux - Maury 3/ MiniMax Looking to Convert your Spa from Electric to Gas and save up to and over 80% running costs? Check out our notes towards the bottom of the page.
We accept:
Hurlcon MX Series Gas Pool Heater older Hurlcon HX 120 gas spa heater parts very old Hurlcon HX 120 gas heater
Hurlcon MX - Pool Heaters
Hurlcon HX 70 & 120 / WX 70 & 120 & MiniMax MM Spa Heaters
Hurlcon Astralpool Viron
Hurlcon Astralpool HiNRG
Hurlcon Astralpool HX120 spa heater repairs
Purex Tropic Isle
Purex Hurlcon MiniMax
Hurlcon JX 160 & 130 Wall Mount Heaters
Dega / Degas 100mj Gas Spa Heater
Typical Dega Skid Pack
Raypak 127
Raypak
Raypak Optimum
Jerry’s note: Unlike the old, robust Raypak we used to know, Unfortunately the new Raypak heaters are not what they used to be. It seems Rheem has no care about this side of their business, and they’ve become just a “cheap” heater. Some parts only covered by 6 month Warranty!
Electric Heating Direct Electric heating is usually done using a “kettle” style element. These can range from 1kw all the way and over to 100kW! These transfer almost 100% of their heat directly to water. In areas where electric is the only option, or the upfront costs are too high for gas, electric is the most common way to heat.
Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm USA Made - If you’ve been around pools, you’ll remember Sta-Rite as the high-end pumps that last forever! Literally the best Pool and Spa gas heater available anywhere. We love these heaters and can provide full support, warranty and spare parts. Although Sta-Rite is now owned by Pentair, these heaters are imported and supported by a completely different distributor, whom we’ve had a great relationship with for years. Lightweight and Efficient for Indoor and Outdoor Installations Max-E-Therm is the lightest heater in its category, with best- in-class energy efficiency*. It features an LED temperature readout with dual thermostat controls, temperature safety lockout and a six-position control panel for easy operation. Lightweight—lightest heater in its class Easy to switch—change gas sources with installation of separate orifice Environmentally friendly—all units are low NOx Rustproof housing—sleek, matte-black enclosure is made of Dura-Glas®, an exclusive Sta-Rite® material that handles the heat and weathers the elements. Perfect for areas close to salt air, such as the Mornington Peninsula! Lower operating costs—84% efficiency rating, rated first in its class for highest energy efficiency Custom or retrofit—directly connects to Sta-Rite System:3® Mod Media Filter or easily fits other systems Certified for outdoor and indoor installations TradeGrade Designation TradeGrade family of products to be sold exclusively by the world’s most demanding pool professionals. In addition to the superior quality that’s come to be expected, longer warranties also apply.  Other Features: - Top-mounted control panel has a large format digital display and 360-degree rotation in any direction for easy viewing -Control panel indicator lights pinpoint heater or system conditions, which can save money through faster troubleshooting (if required) - TCertified for low NOx emissions and outperforms industry standards for air pollution exhaust - Heater enclosure is made of Dura-Glas®, an exclusive Sta-Rite® thermoplastic resin that handles the heat and weathers the elements - Rated First In Its Class Max-E-Therm heaters have a high efficiency rating, making the heater extremely economical to operate. It is certified for low NOx emissions and outperforms industry standards for air pollution exhaust. 2-Year Warranty
Everdure, Bosch, Pyrox, Chaffoteaux - Maury were all modified hot water heaters and still have some spare parts available. These were the first of the wall-mount heaters. Very hardy, but inefficient. They ran on a bypass heating system & many required standalong thermostats. Some needed a solenoid style setup. The Onga Ultra 2700 & Ultra 4700 gas heaters took over from the Dega bypass style heaters. These were a fan-extracted heater. Despite many people saying there are “no spare parts,” we can still get some, so it may be worth having a look at. Our gas-heater plumber / technician has worked on these for many years. - Typically beige & brown. Some are white.
Everdure Spa Heater
Chaffoteaux-Maury Spa Heater
Beige Spa Heater
Beige Spa Heater
Onga Ultra 4700 Spa Heater
Raypak RP2100
Davey Gas Pool Heater
Davey Rebrand
Solar Heating Solar heating can be a very economical way to heat a swimspa or pool. Small spas cannot be solar heating due to low volume of water. For more information about solar heating your pool or swim spa, click here.
Care and Maintenance of all heaters, including gas & electric All heaters require, at minimum, a professional annual service but we understand how life & time gets in the way. It does for us too! Heaters also require water chemistry to always be balanced. The biggest killer of any heater, especially gas heaters, is corrosion due to low pH, or high sanitizer levels. We also see many gas heaters installed improperly with poor air flow, or in-line with pH or Salt Chlorinators. Manufacturers *all* have strict instructions that are ignored by plumbers and installers.
Raypak / Rheem RP2100 / Optimum / Gemini / Spartan / Versa Davey and others    Geoff worked at Raypak as a Service Technician / Gas fitter. He knows these inside & out as well.    These gas heaters were popular 15-30 years ago, but there are still many still sold now. Again, we repair and service these regularly.     Since Rheem took over Raypak, their after sales & service departments are horrible. We regularly repair these heaters, when their own service person says to replace them. They have had almost no efficiency updates and continue to use Inefficient BBQ style Burners.   We also see the newer Raypak units fail due to leaks much more quickly than the older units. We do not recommend them.
  The Gas Heater & Electronic specialists more Manufacturer’s & Pool Shops recommend.   We are on the lookout for a well- presented, qualified service person for other areas of Melbourne. Please email us  if you are interested.   We now to regular servicing and chemical supplies online! Use Promo Code “Peninsula” for FREE SHIPPING!
These are some of the other brands we work on: Waterco / Teledyne - Laars / Hayward / Zodiac / Jandy / S&P OLD gas heaters - Some parts are getting harder to get, but we are more than happy to work on any gas heater of any age. It’s amazing what we’ve been able to resurrect.
Converting your Spa, Swimspa, Pool to Gas Heating: The table to the right shows *only* the actual heater cost comparison. You actually save more than this. - Super Fast heat up times. We can fit a heater to heat from 15 to 38 in as little as 15 minutes! - Save $$ on Heating Costs. Gas costs around half as much as electricity on its own, but you’re also saving more $ than we can calculate becuase you’re not running your pumps nearly as long. - Reduced chemical usage. Another $$ savings it’s difficult to calculate, but we know hot water needs more chemicals, and longer filtration times. Available in several sizes - Lower Carbon foot print. As you’re not heating your spa all day / every day, you used MUCH less energy.
Convert your Spa from Electric to Gas Heating and Save $$$ In Victoria, due to our amazing gas infrastructure, it can usually save quite a bit of money be converting your spa from Electric heating to Natural Gas. Have a look at the table below to see the cost per 10 degrees.
This not only shows the cost of heating, but with gas, you can leave your electric-heated spa turned down until you actually want to use it, saving even more money!
Heat Pumps We only recommend heat pumps, where it is too difficult or not possible to run gas. Pros: - Can be used where gas is unavailable - Can, but not always, be cheaper than LPG (not Natural) Gas in some installations - Easy to install - this is partially why some spa dealers recommend them - Note for the customer - The dealer makes a higher $$ profit margin, while needing to do the least amount of work. This is one of the reasons they are becoming so popular. Cons: - LONG heat up times depending on outside temperature - May run 12+ hours a day, negating any $$ savings - Must be in a sunny area to run efficiently - Requires a large electrical supply. Some need 3-phase power. - To maintain heat, you must let heat pumps run every day, unlike gas, where you can have it switch on only when you’re ready to heat. - If you undersize a heat pump, your spa may never actually reach 38 degrees on a cold day.
Waterco S&P 2000e Spa Heater Skid Pack
Waterco S&P 2000e
Teledyne-Laars
Jandy / Zodiac
Zodiac JXI Gas Heater Review: -Zodiac has made some great products over the years, but unfortunately we have to question the decision to build an ultra-efficient 5th-Generation Gas Heater with a ‘cheap’ copper-only heat exchanger. These are not as corrosion-resistant as cupro-nickel exchangers.
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Gecko, Balboa, Aquaflo, SpaNET, SpaQuip, Hurlcon, Astralpool, Pentair, and more…
Pentair Mastertemp gas pool & spa heaters. Good- quality heaters. Not many people know how to work on these. We actually enjoy these, as they’re so different and innovative compared to many others. Unfortunately Pentair Australia is literally the worst major company we have ever dealt with in nearly 2 decades in the industry. We do however carry all spare parts for these, and are experts in them.
MasterTemp
Heat Pumps We only recommend heat pumps, where it is too difficult or not possible to run gas. Pros: - Can be used where gas is unavailable - Can, but not always, be cheaper than LPG (not Natural) Gas in some installations - Easy to install - this is partially why some spa dealers recommend them - Note for the customer - The dealer makes a higher $$ profit margin, while needing to do the least amount of work. This is one of the reasons they are becoming so popular. Cons: - LONG heat up times depending on outside temperature - May run 12+ hours a day, negating any $$ savings - Must be in a sunny area to run efficiently - Requires a large electrical supply. Some need 3-phase power. - To maintain heat, you must let heat pumps run every day, unlike gas, where you can have it switch on only when you’re ready to heat. - If you undersize a heat pump, your spa may never actually reach 38 degrees on a cold day.
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Sta-Rite Max-E-Therm USA Made - If you’ve been around pools, you’ll remember Sta-Rite as the high-end pumps that last forever! Literally the best Pool and Spa gas heater available anywhere. We love these heaters and can provide full support, warranty and spare parts. Although Sta-Rite is now owned by Pentair, these heaters are imported and supported by a completely different distributor, whom we’ve had a great relationship with for years. Lightweight and Efficient for Indoor and Outdoor Installations Max-E-Therm is the lightest heater in its category, with best-in- class energy efficiency*. It features an LED temperature readout with dual thermostat controls, temperature safety lockout and a six-position control panel for easy operation. Lightweight—lightest heater in its class Easy to switch—change gas sources with installation of separate orifice Environmentally friendly—all units are low NOx Rustproof housing—sleek, matte-black enclosure is made of Dura-Glas®, an exclusive Sta-Rite® material that handles the heat and weathers the elements. Perfect for areas close to salt air, such as the Mornington Peninsula! Lower operating costs—84% efficiency rating, rated first in its class for highest energy efficiency Custom or retrofit—directly connects to Sta-Rite System:3® Mod Media Filter or easily fits other systems Certified for outdoor and indoor installations TradeGrade Designation TradeGrade family of products to be sold exclusively by the world’s most demanding pool professionals. In addition to the superior quality that’s come to be expected, longer warranties also apply.  Other Features: - Top-mounted control panel has a large format digital display and 360-degree rotation in any direction for easy viewing -Control panel indicator lights pinpoint heater or system conditions, which can save money through faster troubleshooting (if required) - TCertified for low NOx emissions and outperforms industry standards for air pollution exhaust - Heater enclosure is made of Dura-Glas®, an exclusive Sta-Rite® thermoplastic resin that handles the heat and weathers the elements - Rated First In Its Class Max-E-Therm heaters have a high efficiency rating, making the heater extremely economical to operate. It is certified for low NOx emissions and outperforms industry standards for air pollution exhaust.
Waterco S&P 2000e Spa Heater Skid Pack Waterco S&P 2000e Teledyne-Laars Jandy / Zodiac Converting your Spa, Swimspa, Pool to Gas Heating: The table to the right shows *only* the actual heater cost comparison. You actually save more than this.  - Super Fast heat up times. We can fit a heater to heat from 15 to 38 in as little as 15 minutes! - Save $$ on Heating Costs. Gas costs around half as much as electricity on its own, but you’re also saving more $ than we can calculate becuase you’re not running your pumps nearly as long.  - Reduced chemical usage. Another $$ savings it’s difficult to calculate, but we know hot water needs more chemicals, and longer filtration times.  Available in several sizes - Lower Carbon foot print. As you’re not heating your spa all day / every day, you used MUCH less energy. Convert your Spa from Electric to Gas Heating and Save $$$In Victoria, due to our amazing gas infrastructure, it can usually save quite a bit of money be converting your spa from Electric heating to Natural Gas. Have a look at the table below to see the cost per 10 degrees.
This not only shows the cost of heating, but with gas, you can leave your electric-heated spa turned down until you actually want to use it, saving even more money!
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These are some of the other brands we work on: Waterco / Teledyne - Laars / Hayward / Zodiac / Jandy / S&P OLD gas heaters - Some parts are getting harder to get, but we are more than happy to work on any gas heater of any age. It’s amazing what we’ve been able to resurrect.
Dega / Onga / De-gas gas spa heaters were one of the best, long-running gas heaters around. These were a fairly efficient bypass style heater, with built-in timer that controlled the pump, and also an air switch. They were well ahead of their time. We carry several spare parts that no other company carries. These can sometimes definitely be worth repairing.  www.dega.com.au - Typically Gray, Green, White, or Light Gray
Raypak / Rheem / Optimum / Gemini / Spartan RP2100 and others Geoff worked at Raypak as a Service Technician / Gas fitter. He knows these inside & out as well. These gas heaters were popular 15-30 years ago, but there are still many still sold now. Again, we repair and service these regularly. Some of the older units were as hardy as they get! Since Rheem took over Raypak, their after sales & service departments are horrible. We regularly repair these heaters, when their own service person says to replace them. They have had almost no efficiency updates and continue to use Inefficient BBQ style Burners. We also see the newer Raypak units fail due to leaks much more quickly than the older units. Possibly due to poorer materials used.
Hurlcon / Astralpool Pool & Gas Heater Repairs & Replacements - (Earlier models known as Purex Tropic Isle, Pentair, MiniMax) Jerry worked at Hurlcon in the Research & Development department and knows these heaters inside & out. He knows exactly what to look for and how to repair them HX 70 / HX 120 / WX Series - Inefficient BBQ style Burner. The hardiest of the Hurlcon heaters ever made. Very simple. Almost identical to the old Hendy boilers. (Hurlcon bought Hendy) Not very efficient. These heaters have been almost identical for nearly 20 years. Bromine usually ends up killing these heaters. We can retrofit circuit boards on some of the rare models. MX 150 / MX 200 / MX 250 / MX 300 / MX 400 - BBQ style Burner. These were based on Purex MiniMax / Triton models. Many models had plastic headers that warped up against a mild steel heat exchanger. If a gasket was pinched, or when the plastic warped or cracked, water leaked and corroded out the mild steel. We fix these where possible. Some are too far gone. It’s best to let us have a very good look at them. JX 130 & 160 - Fan-extracted flue w/ BBQ Burner. Hurlcon / Astralpool’s wall mount heater. Similar heat exchanger to the HX series. These were the first of Hurlcon’s ‘efficient’ gas heaters. Very good heaters for tight spaces. HiNRG 175 / HiNRG 250 / HiNRG 400 - Fan-forced Burner. The newest of the Astralpool/Hurlcon / Jacuzzi gas heaters. These have had some ‘teething’ problems, but are proving to be a popular heater. Viron / Viron eVo - Fan-forced Burner.  These are designed as an extremely efficient heater, but still use the older style heat exchangers, except stacked. These heaters are extremely sensitive to water flow and gas pressure changes. Many of these expensive heaters are destroyed due to poor water flow on variable speed pumps.

We repair, service, & replace all brands of Spa & Pool Gas

Heaters. When contacting us, just let us know the Brand, or

at least colour of your spa heater.

Some of the more common heaters we regularly repair are: Hurlcon / Astralpool / Pentair / Raypak / Rheem / Bosch / Everdure / Dega Research / De-gas / Waterco / Teledyne-Laars / Hayward / Hurlcon Astralpool / Purex Tropic Isle / Chaffoteaux - Maury / MiniMax Looking to Convert your Spa from Electric to Gas and save up to and over 70% running costs? Check out our notes towards the bottom of the page.
Gas Heater Heating Time & Cost Comparison Hurlcon MX - Pool Heaters Hurlcon HX 70 & 120 / WX 70 & 120 & MiniMax MM Spa Heaters Hurlcon Astralpool Viron Hurlcon Astralpool HiNRG Purex Tropic Isle Purex Hurlcon MiniMax Hurlcon JX 160 & 130 Wall Mount Heaters
Everdure, Bosch, Pyrox, Chaffoteaux - Maury were all modified hot water heaters and still have some spare parts available. These were the first of the wall-mount heaters. Very hardy, but inefficient. They ran on a bypass heating system & many required standalong thermostats. Some needed a solenoid style setup. The Onga Ultra 2700 & Ultra 4700 gas heaters took over from the Dega bypass style heaters. These were a fan-extracted heater. Despite many people saying there are “no spare parts,” we can still get some, so it may be worth having a look at. Our gas-heater plumber / technician has worked on these for many years. - Typically beige & brown. Some are white.
Everdure Spa Heater Chaffoteaux-Maury Spa Heater Beige Spa Heater Beige Spa Heater Onga Ultra 4700 Spa Heater
Pentair Mastertemp gas pool & spa heaters. Good-quality heaters. Not many people know how to work on these.We actually enjoy these, as they’re so different and innovative compared to many others. Unfortunately Pentair Water Australia is literally the worst major company we have ever dealt with in nearly 2 decades in the industry. We would not recommend purchasing these heaters for that very reason.
Raypak RP2100 Raypak Raypak Millivolt Dega / Degas 100mj Gas Spa Heater Typical Dega Skid Pack or SMS Click to Call or SMS Click to Call