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September 20, 2018

PoolPak® welcomes Advanced Comfort Systems

PoolPak® LLC is proud to welcome Advanced Comfort Systems to our industry leading support network. ACS specializes in the application and implementation of highly efficient HVAC equipment into energy efficient buildings. They are dedicated to providing informative and creative solutions to building system needs. To learn more about ACS visit their website at: AdvancedComfortSys.com

July 31, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Dean Grunseth has joined PoolPak®, LLC as Regional Sales Manager, Western Region. Over Dean’s career he has been responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing, product development, and training. He has developed top representative sales networks, while working closely with both manufacturing and engineering teams.

Some of Dean’s prior experience includes:

  • Vice President of Energy Recovery & Climate Solutions at AERCO-WATTS Co. in Blauvelt, NY
  • Product General Manager at Mammoth – Nortek Air Solutions in Eden Prairie, MN
  • Vice President of Sales at Bosch Thermotechnology in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dean is a graduate of the University of North Dakota-Grand Forks, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. He also has an Associates of Arts degree from Bismarck State College.

PoolPak® welcomes US Air Conditioning Distributor

April 26, 2018

PoolPak® LLC is proud to welcomes US Air Conditioning Distributors to our industry leading support network. With 47 locations in California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, & Arizona, US Air Conditioning Distributors is one of the largest HVAC distributors. They are a One-Stop-Shop for all HVAC needs from residential to commercial to industrial including equipment, controls, parts, supplies, and sheet metal. To learn more about US Air Conditioning visit their website at: US-AC.com

2018 AHR Expo

January 25, 2018

The 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago, IL was a record-breaking success. On January 22 though the 24 over 2,000 exhibitors with 65,000+ HVAC professionals descended upon McCornick Place in the heart of downtown Chicago. Our vision of the PoolPak® booth came into fruition then. We showcased two of our leading products, the ClimatePak® VHR Series (with supply air from 7,000 to 50,000 CFM) and our fully redesigned ComPak® PCP Series (with supply air from 600 to 16,000 CFM). To demonstrate our appreciation to our sales reps, we provided continental breakfasts along with informative presentations on the latest in PoolPak® news. They were also presented with the recognition of leading sales reps and door-prizes were given out to attendees.

Specified Air Solutions LLC the parent company of PoolPak® has formed Dehumidified Air Solutions, a new division. This division will be the home of three great indoor pool dehumidification brands; PoolPak®, Dectron and Seresco. Through the strength of shared services which include: research and development, marketing, field service and user interface facilities, this new division will enable PoolPak® to better serve its customers.

PoolPak® also introduced an overview of the Comprehensive Approach to managing the pool room environment. This approach offers air and water solutions to provide a healthy, safe, and cost effective indoor swimming pool environment. The Comprehensive Approach provides humidity and temperature control, while greatly reducing the amount of tri-chloramines in the water, resulting in improved overall quality of the air.

We also featured product updates, roll outs, and enhancements to our sales/web tools. PoolPak® video footage provided highlights of our products and applications, as well as an area for selective presentations and discussions.

PoolPak® received favorable comments all around. The AHR Exp was quite exciting and rewarding. We are looking forward to attending next year's show in Atlanta, GA on January 14 - 16, 2019. For more information visit www.ahrexpo.com.

January 15, 2018

PoolPak® LLC announced today that Greg Kurtz has joined the company as Midwest Region Sales Manager. His 30+ years in the HVAC industry has been largely focused on growing awareness for energy efficient systems for all types of commercial and residential building applications. He will be responsible for identifying and pursuing strategic growth opportunities for PoolPak® together with the network of independent HVAC sales rep offices to grow PoolPak® products’ market share.

Since 1978, Greg has been instrumental for multiple North American HVAC/R and geothermal/water source heat pump manufactures. He has held multiple level sales role titles over the years from both the original equipment manufacture (OEM) and mechanical contracting side working at a state, region and national level. Greg has developed sales and technical training programs, multi-branded HVAC product sales channels, as well as, developed and assisted commercial/residential architects, mechanical engineers, developers, HVAC Com Reps and mechanical contractors before joining PoolPak®. Greg has a strong sales, marketing, operational and technical background. He has operated his own HVAC and refrigeration business for five years, as well as, worked for various independent heating, air conditioning and refrigeration contractors.

Leveraging his expertise from both the OEM/supplier and mechanical contractor sectors, Greg has a passion for establishing effective sales teams using educational training along with providing technical and application sales support. He has been a member and involved with various related HVAC trade industries associations such as ASHRAE, ACCA, NGWA, IGSHPA and GHPC.

He and his wife, Jan, live near Stuart, Florida (on the southeast coast) with their two Labradoodles, Izzie and Luna. They enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as walking their dogs, pleasure boating, and travel.

October 10, 2017

Come see PoolPak® at the World's Largest HVACR Marketplace running January 22 - 24, 2018 in Chicago IL at the McCormick Place Convention Center. The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) will feature an array of new and upgraded products for 2018. With approximately 80 percent of exhibitors indicating they will be displaying new or enhanced products, systems and technologies at the Show. The AHR Expo floor is slated to address a myriad of interests from every facet of the industry. Exhibitor innovations will also reflect numerous HVACR industry trends, including those associated with burgeoning growth across both the residential and commercial construction markets.

It’s exciting to see such enthusiasm around the rebounding North American building and construction industry, and subsequent growth in demand for the latest evolution of products, technologies and services the HVACR industry has to offer. Innovations to be unveiled at the 2018 AHR Expo echo several major trends driven by the growing construction market, both in North America and the world over. These themes include:

  • Numerous heating, cooling and ventilation products
  • Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration equipment
  • Building Automation & Controls
  • Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
  • Heating Equipment Innovations
  • Latest Indoor Air Quality Solutions
  • Instrumentation and Related Controls
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Software Solutions
  • Tools & Contractor Suppliers


The AHR Expo began more than 85 years ago as a heating and ventilation show and has now grown into one of the world’s largest HVACR events. The Exposition is held annually in key markets and major cities across the U.S., hosting close to 2,000 exhibitors and bringing in crowds of 60,000 industry professionals. The show provides a unique forum for the HVACR community to come together and share new products, technologies, and ideas. The event is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI. To find out more about the 2018 AHR Expo visit www.ahrexpo.com.


July 23, 2017

Attention Sales reps: Want to increase your sales? Join us for an informative 2 day Sales Training Event September 11 - 12, 2017 from 8am to 5pm in York, Pennsylvania. We will prepare you with the most important, up-to-date information you need on PoolPak® products and how to sell them. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The PoolPak® product line
  • Air Distribution
  • Pool Water Chemistry
  • Equipment Operation and Controls
  • Our Selection Software System
  • Understanding the Competition

This event includes hotel and meal accommodations provided by Heritage Hills Golf Resort; dinner Sunday evening September 10; 3 meals Monday September 11; and 2 meals Tuesday, September 12. Expected arrival on Sunday afternoon. Airline departures no earlier than 3pm Tuesday afternoon. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register or to get more information.


June 29, 2017

PoolPak® is proud to introduce CommandPak™, the new name for unit controllers in the PoolPak® family. CommandPak encapsulates the current high-level functionality of our unit controller and embodies the planned future expansion of its capability. Please bear with us as we update our literature.

Standard on the following models: PoolPak® MPK, PoolPak® SWHP, ClimatePak® VHR, ComPak™ HCD & AW, and RoofComPak™ (formerly RoofPak). The CommandPak has increased functionality including:

  • New refrigerant system measurement including refrigerant pressures and temperatures
  • Active airflow monitoring and control (VHR & MPK models only)
  • New trending and data-logging functionality via USB ComPak and SWHP
  • Ability to host variable speed fans, EC with digital drive (RoofComPak & MPK) or direct-drive VFD (MPK D & VHR)
  • Ability to host Virtual-Tech® RAP or Virtual-Tech® Plus factory RAP
  • ... and more

We are also investigating adding additional water and air quality measurement as part of our water-systems integration and the Anti-microbial Filter Media solution. Stay tuned!


Welcome Trane of Eastern and Central Tennessee

May 26, 2017

PoolPak® LLC is pleased and proud to announce TRANE offices in Eastern and Central Tennessee are now the PoolPak® reps in their respective markets. Trane is a world leader in air conditioning systems, services and solutions by providing innovative solutions that optimize indoor environments through a broad range of energy-efficient heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, building, contracting and energy services, parts support and advanced controls for homes and commercial buildings. Trane has been a leader in the HVAC market since 1885. To learn more about Trane click here.


Introducing WAVES

April 4, 2017

PoolPak® launched WAVES, our all-in-one tool that helps better serve our customers. WAVES is a web-based selection software program built upon our previous windows based software. It provides the same accurate results while improving functionality, streamlining usability, and reducing system maintenance. With a proven mathematical and engineering based background, WAVES provides a user-friendly interface that is built upon the equipment selection process.


2017 AHR Expo

February 2017

This year's AHR show in Las Vegas was well attended. There were over 2,000 exhibitors with 65,000+ HVAC professionals. The PoolPak® booth was quite busy. We featured video highlights of our products and applications, and included an area for training and selective presentations.

PoolPak® introduced our new IPS Series, which is now available for purchase. The IPS sets a new standard for efficiency in indoor swimming pool dehumidification equipment. It is a modular design that combines the functionality of large commercial systems with a smaller and lighter footprint than comparable units -- savings space and energy. We introduced WAVES, our new web-based selection software program. Available late March early April, WAVES is an all-in-one tool that makes selecting a unit much easier and faster, with less room for error. PoolPak® also introduced our new water filtration system, which will be available soon. This product is more effective than sand-based filtration systems resulting in less waste and healthier pool water chemistry and atmosphere for the occupants and spectators.

The AHR Exp was quite exciting and rewarding. We are looking forward to attending next year's show in Chicago, January 22 - 24, 2018. For more information visit www.ahrexpo.com.

PoolPak® at the 2017 AHR Expo

October 4, 2016

Strategically centered on creating a premier annual exhibition event for HVACR industry innovation, the International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) will feature an array of new and upgraded products in 2017. With approximately 80 percent of exhibitors indicating they will be displaying new or enhanced products, systems and technologies at the Show in Las Vegas, the AHR Expo floor is slated to address a myriad of interests from every facet of the industry. Exhibitor innovations will also reflect numerous HVACR industry trends, including those associated with burgeoning growth across both the residential and commercial construction markets.

“It’s exciting to see such enthusiasm around the rebounding North American building and construction industry, and subsequent growth in demand for the latest evolution of products, technologies and services the HVACR industry has to offer,” said Clay Stevens, president of International Exposition Company. “With this resurgence, a spirit of ingenuity and creativity has flourished among HVACR manufacturers, and we’re pleased to present the venue at which the results of this will be displayed for 2017.”

At-large, innovations to be unveiled at the 2017 AHR Expo echo several major trends driven by the growing construction market, both in North America and the world over. These themes include:

  • Numerous heating, cooling and ventilation products
  • Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration equipment
  • Building Automation & Controls
  • Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
  • Heating Equipment Innovations
  • Latest Indoor Air Quality Solutions
  • Instrumentation and Related Controls
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Software Solutions
  • Tools & Contractor Suppliers


The AHR Expo began more than 85 years ago as a heating and ventilation show and has now grown into one of the world’s largest HVACR events. The Exposition is held annually in key markets and major cities across the U.S., hosting close to 2,000 exhibitors and bringing in crowds of 60,000 industry professionals. The Show provides a unique forum for the HVACR community to come together and share new products, technologies, and ideas. The event is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI. To find out more about the 2017 AHR Expo visit www.ahrexpo.com.


PoolPak® Goes to the 2016 Comfortech Conference

August 11, 2016

We will be attending this year’s conference located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and have a booth there for anyone who is interested in learning more about PoolPak®. The show is for HVAC contractors and will provide you with an opportunity to learn about how to become a PoolPak® Factory Authorized Service Technician. Its an opportunity to meet vendors, see hands-on demonstrations and learn about the latest technologies in the industry. Attendees can expect to hear keynote speakers Todd Buchholz and Weldon Long.

Buchholz is an economist and former White House director of economic policy. He brings a unique perspective on economic forecasting. He will educate attendees on how the “scissors economy” opens up new business and investment opportunities. And will help to determine whether OPEC and Russia can tighten energy supplies again, or whether a revolution in natural gas will reinvigorate U.S. factories.

Long is an contracting entrepreneur, sales expert and best-selling author of “The Power of Consistency — Prosperity Mindset Training for Sales and Business Professionals”. He will tell the fascinating and inspiring story of his journey from prison to becoming a successful entrepreneur and the mindset it took for him to get there. During his address, he will share his unique process of how to transform your mindset to one of prosperity and focus, to get exactly what you want out of life. Other speakers include Charlie Greer of HVAC profit boosters and Gene LaNois, general manager of Nest Labs — along with many more.

A few topics include “How to Beat Low-bidders in HVAC Replace Sales”, “How Contractors Can Enter the Smart Market”, “New Green Technology”, and “Sales and Marketing”. There will be full day and half day workshops. Certifications from NATE and RSES will be available. Fun and friendly competitions will be held with prizes awarded to the winners. The Field House offers live music, food, and drinks.

Its an opportunity to meet people, learn more, show off your knowledge, and have fun. To find out more about the 2016 Comfortech Conference visit their website at www.comfortechshow.com. September 21-22, 2016 • Pennsylvania Convention Center • Philadelphia, PA