Tulsa Pools : Really Cool Resource

Cody: Hello and welcome to the dive time show. I’m your host, Cody Albright, and with me as always is my beautiful, lovely wife Rachel.

Rachel: Hello.

Cody: Rachel. Yeah. Together we’re the owners of Sierra Pools and Spas of Tulsa. You can find us online at sierrapoolsandspas.com or give us a phone call at 9188848427. You can also find us on Facebook if you want to go you [inaudible 00:00:32] Today we’re going to be talking very special topic. The best filters for your Tulsa pools. So we’re gonna be talking about that and to give you some information maybe you don’t know what’s the best filters for your Tulsa pools.

Rachel: Yep.

Cody: But today, after you read this article or listen to our podcast, you will have some knowledge about the best filters …

Rachel: Yep.

Cody: … for your Tulsa pools.

Rachel: We’re gonna bless you with some filter knowledge.

Cody: Get ready because it’s gonna be a religious experience.

Rachel: Yep.

Cody: Spiritual experience.

Rachel: Okay, so there’s a really cool resource for any pool owners, swim fanatics, whatever, swimuniversity.com is a great resource. They have tons of articles about a bunch of different topics and these are the eight best swimming pool filters according to swimuniversity.com that are on the market right now. And these are specific models so if you’re in the market for a new pool filter these would be some ones that you’d want to look at. Now, we do new construction pools so most of the time we’re going to recommend the proper filter for any new customer, so even if you don’t know anything about pool filters we’re gonna help you out and we’re gonna get the best one for your needs. But this is some knowledge in case you’re wondering about the different types of filters that are on the market or like I said if you’re … if you have a pool and you’re in the market for a new one, these are the top eight right now Tulsa Pools.

So the filter is like … is the life of your pool. It keeps your water clean, it keeps debris out so that you can enjoy a clean, clear pool. Because nobody likes swimming in murky water that you can’t see you hand five inches down. That’s just gross. So having the right filter is really important and it can be tough to choose one if you don’t know the differences or what you need. So we’re going to help you with that. So we’re going to break this down and do three different categories because there are three different types of filters that you can purchase. There’s sand filters, which use like the name says, sand, to filter out bacteria. There are DE filters. DE stands for diatomaceous earth and that is fossilized plankton that cleans the water. And then there are cartridge filters which is a little cartridge made of a cloth or fabric that cleans the water. So we’re gonna go through some different models of each of these categories.

So we’re going to start with sand filters. The best sand filters on the market Tulsa Pools.

Cody: The best sand filters on the market.

Rachel: The first one that we have here is the Hayward S244T sand filter. And all these filters are going to be in-ground filters because at Sierra Pools and Spas of Tulsa we only build in-ground gunite pools so if you have an aboveground pool, you’re going to have to find something else and swimuniversity.com has some listed for aboveground pools as well. But these will all be in-ground filters. And you can find all these on Amazon actually.

Cody: Amazon.

Rachel: If you wanted to buy it yourself, so. Keep that in mind. So the Hayward S244T has a weather proof tank and it’ll make your maintenance schedule a lot easier and less frequent because it only needs to be backwashed every few months. Now that is depending on your pool use. Tulsa Pools If you’re using your pool a lot it’ll have to be a little bit more frequent than that. But this filter just makes your maintenance a little bit less frequent, which is nice. So that’s number one for best sand filter.

Number two would be a Pentair product. Hayward and Pentair are like the top two brands of pool equipment. So these are both really two … really good reputable companies that have been around for a long time. So number two is a Pentair Triton Two sand filter. This filter is designed for ease. So the gauge is really easy to read, it’s placed in a really convenient spot, it’s not hard to get to and all the parts are really easily serviced and repaired if you have a problem. And if you’re worried about the winter, you don’t have to be. The filter is really easy to winterize so you can leave it connected all year long, which makes things really nice. So.

Cody: That’s the Triton Two.

Rachel: Triton Two.

Cody: Is that right?

Rachel: Yep.

Cody: Pentair Triton Two.

Rachel: So those are the top two sand filters. Next we’re going to move onto the best DE filters or diatomaceous earth filters. So we have here … the first one is a Hayward EC40AC filter. This offers some serious cleaning power but it also is low maintenance. So that’s really nice. Tulsa Pools It features a CO bump mechanism and this allows the filter … I’m sorry, the diatomaceous earth tubes to clean themselves. So your maintenance time will be really low. You won’t have to spend much time because it’s going to clean itself. It also cleans your pool really fast so you don’t have to worry about any debris or bacteria in your water right before you have a swim party. So it’s a very efficient filter, very fast.

The next one on the list here is the Pentair 188592 filter. This filter has four large capacity cartridges and that’s designed to give you the most surface area possible to give your water the best scrubbing, the best cleaning possible. It’s really easy to remove and so that makes maintenance a lot easier than ever and you’ll really notice your energy costs will drop because it cleans the water really fast. A lot faster than many other filters. So it’s really fast, efficient filter.

And the next one here would be the Jandy Zodiac DEV60 filter. Tulsa Pools Jandy is another one of those companies that has been around for a long time, right up there with Hayward and Pentair. Really reputable company. So this filter is built to last. It’s built to stand the test of time. It’s made from really durable materials, it’s a heavy duty composite that is resistant to UV rays and corrosion. Again with this one, the pressure gauge is really easy to read and it even has a clean and dirty indicator so you know exactly when it’s time to clean it. So it’s really easy to read.

It has easy grip handles and a design that’s just really well thought out and the maintenance and service reduce your cost in the process so again, really efficient. DE filters are all about efficiency, so they’re a little bit more expensive to install but their main benefits are efficiency and being really fast. So these types of filters are really popular in areas where their swim season is really short and they just want to make sure that they get their pools cleaned quickly and efficiently. So if you live in an area where you have a longer pool season you may not have to invest in a DE filter but if you have the money they are very efficient.

And the last one we have here on the DE filters is the Hayward EC50C93S filter. It’s a corrosion-proof design and it’s made for a lot of different types of pools and has a variety of features. So this one is designed to save you money which is nice. It’ll push more water per horsepower than other filters. So it really cuts down on your energy costs because your filter and pump are running on your pool so that’s nice.

So those are the top … how many were there? One, two …

Cody: Three.

Rachel: … three, four.

Cody: Four.

Rachel: There were four …

Cody: Yep.

Rachel: … DE filters. So these are the top four DE filters on the market right now.

Cody: Next moving.

Rachel: And the last category.

Cody: Cue the cartridges filters.

Rachel: Yes. Our cartridge filters.

Cody: Cartridge filters. Yeah I can do this one.

Rachel: Okay.

Cody: Number one is Pentair 160301. It’s a long number. Pentair 160301, in-ground cartridges filter is a perfect cartridge filter for your in-ground pool owners. It’s designed with maximum filter surface area so it cleans the water much more quickly and efficiently than any other filter. And you don’t have to worry about your water quality ever again. It’s just that great. Talk so good. With both internal and manual air release you’ll never have to worry about water pressure ever again. So it’s easier to clean, the service is simple in reducing not only your maintenance costs but your energy costs as well. So the Pentair 160301.

Moving on is to the Jandy. The Jandy Zodiac CL460 in-ground cartridge filter. It’s designed specifically for Jandy pumps so you can’t mix and match here, it’s only for Jandy pumps but this filter is amazingly simple to connect and to use. So it includes a unique gauge to display when the filter is clean and dirty so that you know when you need to remove it and clean your cartridge. So it’s designed tough and made to last so you connect it to your in-ground pool in a matter of minutes.

Rachel: Yep. So those are the best cartridges on the market right now on your sand … Tulsa Pools I’m sorry, not cartridges … filters. The best sand filters, the best DE filters, and the best cartridge filters on the market right now.

Cody: It can change.

Rachel: It can change. Final thoughts would be that your pool filter is a really important part of your equipment. It runs all summer long and it’s cleaning all that bacteria out of your water so you really don’t want to skimp on purchasing one of these. You don’t want to go cheap with this part of your equipment. It’s best to just do it right the first time and get the best equipment available so you don’t have to worry about any problems or having a dirty pool. So yeah, make sure that you do your research when you’re looking for a pool filter and …

Cody: But we’ll also help you advise for the best …

Rachel: Yeah if you’re …

Cody: … best filter for your situation …

Rachel: If you’re doing a new construction we definitely will have done all this research for you and you won’t really have to worry about it.

Cody: Yeah. And you know this varies from how many gallons in the pool to how many inlet … how many … your pump size … oh it got really quiet in here. Sorry. I got lost. But yeah it varies and so we’ll help you out, get you the best filter. Yeah, so … is that our final thoughts for today?

Rachel: That’s all, [crosstalk 00:12:19] reviewed the top eight filters.

Cody: Okay. Well thank you for joining us divers we appreciate you listening and reading our talks together about these beautiful situations of filters for your Tulsa pools. So again thank you. My name’s Cody.

Rachel: I’m Rachal.

Cody: And we’ll talk to you next time.

Rachel: Bye!

Cody: Good bye.