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In the Northeast where the Winters are long and the Summers are short, most people cannot wait for the warmer weather to get here to enjoy their pools with family and friends, however, the hassle and stress that tends to come with opening your pool and prepare it for the season can take some of that excitement away, and sometimes can even lead to throwing in the towel and not opening your pool at all. With Superior Co-Op HVAC, you can leave the pool openings and preparation to us! From removing the pool cover to connecting your pool equipment, testing your pool chemistry and everything in between, we offer high-quality pool opening services to our valued customers so you can stress less about what needs to be done and spend that time enjoying the Summer months in your backyard.

Other Pool Equipment & Services

When considering a pool heater installation, there are many things to consider; location of heater, gas lines, electric, plumbing and timetable. Most Pool professionals only do a partial pool heater installation, leaving the customer to find professionals that can complete the installation. We are one of the few companies locally that can install buried gas line to local codes and know that proper sizing of gas line is essential in the Albany, Clifton Park and Saratoga, NY area. Superior Co-Op HVAC can complete the pool heater installation from start to finish, many times, within a week.

Enjoy your pool longer

At Superior Co-Op HVAC we like to help our customers make the most of their swimming pool investment, after all having a pool in itself is a luxury.  Why install a pool if you can’t enjoy it a little earlier or later in the season?  With a pool heater installed by Superior Co-Op HVAC, we can get you swimming earlier and keep you swimming later in the season without diminishing your total enjoyment!  Superior Co-Op HVAC has a number of heating options and manufacturers to choose from.

Superior Co-Op HVAC is a fully licensed and insured pool heating installation and service company.  We take pride in our knowledge and years of service as well as our relationships with our preferred pool heater manufacturers.  Choosing the right pool heater for your pool can be complicated but it doesn’t have to be when you call Superior Co-Op HVAC and let us help you walk through the options so that we can figure out the best option for your unique situation.  With our variety of options we can fit not only your needs but your budget as well!

Alternatively, after installation or if you have an existing pool heater, we can discuss maintenance plans for service and repairs.  We always take our time to diagnose any repair requests so that we get to the root of the problem and make sure that when we fix your pool heater, it is done right.  And if your pool heater is beyond repair, we can always advise you on what you need to replace your system.  We are here with you from beginning to end of the process with advise, tips and lots of knowledge!

jandy pool pump

HOW IT WORKS

The pool pump’s impeller facilitates a pull/push movement of water through the pump and out into the filtration system before sending it back to your pool.

  • 1 Motor speeds ranging from 600 RPM (revolutions per minute) to 3,450 RPM turns the impeller
  • 2 The impeller pulls water from the pool into the pump
  • 3 The water first passes the strainer basket for pre-filtering
  • 4 Water is then pushed out of the pump by the impeller and into the filtration system before it is returned to the pool

Superior Co-Op HVAC has many years experience in not only HVAC but the pool industry. We have through trial and error perfected what equipment should be used on specific pools. Pool solutions are not cookie cutter. Every home and pool is different and making sure you have the correct equipment can save you a tremendous amount of money.

There are many technologies available that people are not aware of that can increase your time each year for pool use. In many cases we can make your experience in caring for your pool easier as well. Give us a call to inquire any time.

 

TruClear® Saltwater Chlorinator

pool sanitationSimple, Reliable Saltwater Chlorination The Jandy TruClear Salt System was designed from the ground up to be simple to own and maintain without sacrificing performance or reliability. It can also be controlled from a smart phone using the iAquaLink™ app when combined with AquaLink® Automation Systems. Features include durable Jandy Never Lube Valve construction, a compact design for easy integration in most equipment pad configurations, and a transparent window for quick visual inspection of blades. The energy-efficient TruClear also works at extremely low-flow rates making it fully compatible with variable-speed pumps. Available for sale only at your local pool store. This product can not be purchased online.

How A Cartridge Filter Works

Rather than using sand as a filtering agent, cartridge filters contain a pleated polyester filter. Just as your pool water is pumped through a sand filter, water flows into the cartridge filter tank and through the pleats where debris as small as 10 microns is captured, leaving only clean water to return to your pool.

Cartridge filters are slightly more expensive than sand filters, and require a bit more maintenance, but can be more effective and energy efficient if you have a larger pool.

Maintenance

Over time, as the filter collects debris, you’ll need to remove the pleated cartridge from within the tank to clean it. Unlike a sand filter that can be backwashed, to clean a cartridge pool filter you simply need to remove the cartridge and spray it down with a hose until the water runs clear. While this requires slightly more work than a sand pool filter, it wastes less water than backwashing.

Advantages:

  • Low upfront cost
  • Easy maintenance
  • Sand lasts 5 to 7 years before needing to be changed
  • Filtration efficiency can be boosted with additives or alternative media

Disadvantages:

  • 20-micron filtration is the least effective of the three types
  • Backwashing is viewed by some as not environmentally friendly due to water waste

How a Sand Filter Works

As pool water is pumped through the filtration system, it’s pushed through a filter tank wfilled with sand where contaminants and debris are caught on the spiky edges of each sand particle. Standard sand used in sand pool filters are capable of filtering contaminants that measure 20 microns and larger.

As water continuously flows through the filter, the contaminants trapped between the sand begin to build up — eventually restricting the flow of water, increasing internal pressure and reducing the filter’s efficiency. However, with proper maintenance, a sand filter will continue to keep your pool clear and clean.

A budget-friendly option that requires minimal maintenance, sand filters are ideal for in-ground or above-ground pools.

Maintenance

While you only need to replace the sand in your pool filter every 5 to 7 years, occasionally you will need to backwash the filter to clear out all the built-up debris. This is an easy cleaning method that simply reverses the flow of water back through the sand filter, flushing debris out to waste. Knowing when to backwash a sand filter is easy. A pressure gauge on the sand filter alerts you when internal pressure increases and it’s time to backwash the filter.

Advantages:

  • Low upfront cost
  • Easy maintenance
  • Sand lasts 5 to 7 years before needing to be changed
  • Filtration efficiency can be boosted with additives or alternative media

Disadvantages:

  • 20-micron filtration is the least effective of the three types
  • Backwashing is viewed by some as not environmentally friendly due to water waste
How a Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Filter Works

First and foremost, what is diatomaceous earth? It’s a white powdery substance made from the crushed fossils of aquatic organisms called diatoms, often referred to as “water polishers” because they leave pool water sparkling clean.

DE pool filter tanks contain several grids coated with diatomaceous earth. The diatoms act just like a sponge — water can pass through, but microscopic impurities like dirt, algae, and some forms of bacteria can’t.

Diatomaceous earth (DE) filters are capable of filtering particles as small as 2 to 3 microns, providing the cleanest, clearest water of all three types of pool filters. However, DE filters are more expensive and require the most maintenance of the three pool filter options.

Maintenance

Similar to sand filters, a pressure gauge on the tank lets you know when it’s time to backwash. Be aware, some locations may have regulations that specify how to legally dispose of used DE.

Further cleaning of the grids may be necessary each year to help your pool filter operate more efficiently and last longer. In this case, you would remove the grids from the filter tank and hose off excess dirt before soaking them in a filter cleaning solution to remove body oils, suntan lotions, organic materials and minerals.

After every cleaning, you’ll need to add more DE powder. Instead of adding the DE powder to the grids, you’ll get better results by adding it through your pool’s skimmer.

Advantages:

  • Low upfront cost
  • Easy maintenance
  • Sand lasts 5 to 7 years before needing to be changed
  • Filtration efficiency can be boosted with additives or alternative media

Disadvantages:

  • Highest cost filter
  • Requires more maintenance
  • Grid needs to be replaced every 2 to 3 years
  • Backwashing wastes water and may be restricted by location
  • DE powder can be harmful if inhaled (Wear a mask!)

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