Maintenance Monday: A&A Style 2 vs. Gamma Series 2

Welcome to another Magnificent Monday at ePoolSupply. Each week we like to discuss helpful tips and tricks regarding the pool industry. Today we will be discussing the differences between the A&A Style 2 & the updated Gamma Series 2 cleaning heads. Owning an infloor pool cleaning system can be quite a confusing adventure but it helps to have someone there by your side guiding you through each step of the process. Let's dive in!

A&A Style 2

The A&A Style 2 is one of the most popular Pop-Up heads on the market.

First released in 1994, the A&A Style 2 continued the legacy A&A started; providing pool owners an ease-of-mind when it comes to pool maintenance. The A&A Style 2 rotates through twelve positions ensuring 360-degree coverage.  Over the years A&A has used many names such as Jet Clean, Quick Clean, and Magna Sweep on the Style 2 however, they are all the same pop-up head.

The cleaning heads are easily removed and installed from the Style 2 Collars with the A&A Style 2 Tool. We also carry brand new OEM Round O-Rings to guarantee a tight seal and prevent debris from entering the floor fitting.

The Style 2 is available in two designs: High Flow and Low Flow. High Flow pop-ups are meant for floor installation to ensure a bigger cleaning radius. The High Flow heads feature a 7/16" orifice to maximize cleaning power. Low Flow pop ups are meant for steps & benches, the smaller output creates the perfect pressure for those hard-to-reach areas. The Low Flow heads feature a 1/4" orifice to ensure proper cleaning pressure.

A&A Gamma Series 2 Standard

Introduced mid-2012, the Gamma 2 utilizes a bigger locking tab to guarantee a seamless fit into your existing Style 2 Collars. Easily diagnose or install these cleaning heads with the A&A Style 2 Tool. A&A has also made some improvements to the spring which allows the head to pop up fully when the pump is running at lower RPM's; a big plus for anyone who has recently switched over to a Variable Speed pump!

Another new feature on the Gamma Series 2 Standard is the four-in-one Adjustable Nozzle which eliminates the need to choose between High Flow and Low Flow. Be sure to check out the instructional video below!

The flow rates are as follows:

  • 1/4" Orifice rated at 6 GPM
  • 3/8" Orifice rated at 12 GPM (This is the same size as the original "Low Flow")
  • 7/16" Orifice rated at 18 GPM (This is the same size as the original "High Flow")
  • 9/16" Orifice rated at 30 GPM

A&A Gamma Series 2 Venturi

The Gamma Series 2 Venturi uses pinholes on the top of the head to draw in extra water and add a cleaning boost for those hard-to-reach areas. Venturi Cleaning Heads combine a 3/8" nozzle on the inside with a 7/16" outer nozzle to create a unique laminar path giving the cleaning head its patented cleaning boost. The Venturi option DOES NOT feature the Adjustable Nozzle like the Gamma Series 2 Standard however, they are suitable for any application in the pool except for top steps. 

 

If you have any questions about the information provided in this guide, please feel free to reach out to us directly. Our team of Pool Professionals is here to assist you with whatever you need! 

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