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    Help me identify this type of rope float anchor point. Please.

    I never paid much attention to the anchor points since there was no rope float when we bought our house 5 yrs ago. I'm looking to put a rope float up just to let people know where the slope starts to the deep end. I measured the distance (16ft) and ordered a rope float. Went to install it today only to find that it seems to be a non-standard anchor. Instead of just a bar for the rope to hook onto, its more of a half circle 'slot' that narrows as it gets to the top. Kind of like how on a door chain the end slips into the larger end of the slot and slides down to the narrow end to hold it in place.

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    Only difference being that in my pool, the anchor is round and made out of plastic, and the slot curves from bottom to top.

    Anyway, I've searched around and couldn't even find an image of these anchors online. I think it is an Anthony Sylvan pool built in 1992 and re-finished about 6-7 yrs ago. I'll try to get a picture of it...

    Here's what it looks like....




    I want to find the appropriate connector so that I can use a rope float. Looks like it would have some type of ball on the end of it?
    Last edited by timthek; 07-29-2015 at 06:39 PM. Reason: added image
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    Re: Help me identify this type of rope float anchor point. Please.

    Okay lets see if I can help you "see" what I am thinking about........I don't know of this kind of thing but here is my best guess of something you can use.

    You know the nylon bags that has the draw string tops? You know how the little ball has a push button to secure/hold the sting in place? I am thinking that would work if you use a nylon rope with some floats on it.

    Just make a loop the end around the connector and pull the ball tight.

    Good luck and let me know if you think my wild idea will work. LOL

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    Re: Help me identify this type of rope float anchor point. Please.

    I ended up contacting Anthony/Sylvan and one of their reps identified the part. I'm posting it here should anyone in the future ever go looking for the same thing...

    Part # 47317001 - plastic rope hook

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    Re: Help me identify this type of rope float anchor point. Please.

    Wonderful customer service! Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Help me identify this type of rope float anchor point. Please.

    Yes, and I didn't even mind paying them $6.99ea. Though, I really hate when companies make and use "unique" and "proprietary" parts when there is basically already a standard that everyone else uses.
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