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    Strange fixture in wall of inground pool

    Good morning!

    I am new to the forum, so pls excuse me if I am posting in the wrong place...
    We recently bought a house with an inground pool (first time pool owners, loving it!). I found in the wall this fixture, on two sides of the pool, and not sure what it is for. Does anyone have any idea? There is no water in\out of it, and it is locarted on opposite sides of the pool, right where the deep end starts. So we are thinking it might have been used to connect a net or something between shallow and deep end?

    Any input would be welcome.

    Thanks

    Sam

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    Re: Strange fixture in wall of inground pool

    Welcome to TFP!!

    It appears to be the point where a safety rope is attached to the walls to keep folks who can't swim out of the deep end. Kind of like lane marker ropes.
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    Re: Strange fixture in wall of inground pool

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    Welcome to TFP!!

    It appears to be the point where a safety rope is attached to the walls to keep folks who can't swim out of the deep end. Kind of like lane marker ropes.
    Thank you Tim.
    Any idea where I could find the mating part? I tried searching using different phrases, but can't find anything like that. I want to try and use it for my tethered swimming cord.

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    Re: Strange fixture in wall of inground pool

    Appears from the picture that one of the rope ends is still in the fitting. Slide it up to the large opening and it should come out maybe you'll get lucky on a part number
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    Re: Strange fixture in wall of inground pool

    Welcome to TFP Sam

    Part number or even a manufacturer's name. I tried doing google images but nothing close to it.
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    Re: Strange fixture in wall of inground pool

    Thanks all,

    Pool is at least 13 years old, i suspect more. Great idea on the part stuck, got it out, but all it said was Anthony and Sullivan. I guess I can try and contact them, hopying they would have something.
    Either that, or I will just end up machining something with similar dimensions...

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    Re: Strange fixture in wall of inground pool

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    Re: Strange fixture in wall of inground pool

    I did some searching online and didn't come up with anything. Keep the part you just took out as you may be able to attach a newer line to it using stainless steel fasteners. We have a pool deep end line and have never used it.
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    Re: Strange fixture in wall of inground pool

    Seems Anthony & Sylvan is a pool builder and they are still around. Pool Equipment and Products | Anthony Sylvan Pools -
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    Re: Strange fixture in wall of inground pool

    I will take a photo of my ancient A&S pool (circa early 1980s). I have one of those things between my deep and shallow end, but I'm pretty sure I don't have a matching one on the opposite wall.
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    Re: Strange fixture in wall of inground pool

    I stand corrected. My pool has two. One on each side.


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    Re: Strange fixture in wall of inground pool

    Quote Originally Posted by kcindc View Post
    I stand corrected. My pool has two. One on each side.


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