It is most efficient to put the pool heater as close to the house and a gas meter as possible so that we can run a simple gas pipe. However, pool installers typically set their equipment far away from the home, so most frequently we will need to trench and run a line out to a remote location.
This placement is purely for aesthetics and lack of noise, and will depend on the pool location
and the pool contractor. Some local pool installers we work with are conscious of where they put pool equipment while others prefer the equipment as far away as possible.
Regardless of location, the pool equipment stays together and sits on a 8x10 pad.
Pool heaters need proper ventilation. In the case that your pool equipment is being stored in a pool house or shed, we need to ensure that the fumes are vented out of that building - either out the side or through the rough. In order for the heater to work properly, there also needs to be enough air coming back into the structure.
The good news is that if West Michigan Gas Piping is running your gas lines, we will take care of the venting as well!
In above ground pools, the pump and heater are typically around the backside of the pool, away from the house. However, this is a matter of cost and preference.
If a homeowner wants to add a gas grill or a fire feature, we can run the gas line to the pool
area/heater location and then individually valve and run lines to the grill and/or firepit.
Our goal is always economic goodsense and functionality. Therefore, we like to give
homeowners the options (and the pricing) and let them decide:
Chris gave great communication and was a professional in every facet of a big job. The work included trenching a new gas line for a fire pit and pool heater, venting a new pool heater in an interior location and replacing an existing gas line. I also needed to run electrical and Chris was welcoming in using the trench he had machined. Very much appreciated!! It is quickly apparent Chris of West Michigan Gas Piping takes great pride in his work and pays a lot of attention to quality in each detail. Highly recommended!! Well done Chris!