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    Caretaker 99 owners - does heads rotate cont. or index

    Hello to all,
    Please confirm whether or not caretaker 99 head rotate continuously as water exit the head as it sweep debris to main drain. Or is it just index to different position as it cycle from zone to zone. I looked at one head while its in cycle and there is no movement or rotating. Defective head?

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    Re: Caretaker 99 owners - does heads rotate cont. or index

    Caretaker heads rotate each time they cycle down and back up. If you go to a head during its active cycle and push it down, you will notice it comes up in a different position.
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    Re: Caretaker 99 owners - does heads rotate cont. or index

    Thank-you.
    Lets go swimming! Wait, is the water 88*F?
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    10k gallons - Kidney Shape pool complete with 5-zone Caretaker 99 in-ground cleaner, Hayward Clear Plus Filter, CX900RE Filter, Hayward Pump, 2HP Marathon Motor, AutoPilot SWCG, Hayward Navigator Pro Cleaner.

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    Re: Caretaker 99 owners - does heads rotate cont. or index

    Is there a easy way to remove the heads without using the head removal tool? If you follow my other thread concerning Caretaker 99, you'll understand why I ask this simple or stupid question. Some of the heads does not retract full after cycle. I'm think is dirty and need a good cleaning, I saw some salt built up on the dolphin back and fin and there might be some on the heads as well. Thoughts?
    Lets go swimming! Wait, is the water 88*F?
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    10k gallons - Kidney Shape pool complete with 5-zone Caretaker 99 in-ground cleaner, Hayward Clear Plus Filter, CX900RE Filter, Hayward Pump, 2HP Marathon Motor, AutoPilot SWCG, Hayward Navigator Pro Cleaner.

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    Re: Caretaker 99 owners - does heads rotate cont. or index

    I have never taken the heads out without the tool.
    19204 Gallon L Shape with a 10X10 2nd Step Baja Ledge. Intellichlor IC-40, IntellipH, Cartridge Filter, Pentair Heater/Chiller (Heat Pump). Tons of Deck with Deck Jets. Construction Complete 6/5/17.

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    Re: Caretaker 99 owners - does heads rotate cont. or index

    Pinch A Penny and get the tool in for around $19.00 + tax. Anyone know where I can get one at a lower price?
    Lets go swimming! Wait, is the water 88*F?
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    10k gallons - Kidney Shape pool complete with 5-zone Caretaker 99 in-ground cleaner, Hayward Clear Plus Filter, CX900RE Filter, Hayward Pump, 2HP Marathon Motor, AutoPilot SWCG, Hayward Navigator Pro Cleaner.

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    Re: Caretaker 99 owners - does heads rotate cont. or index

    infloorpoolparts.com has them for $16.95
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    Re: Caretaker 99 owners - does heads rotate cont. or index

    any way to remove them without the tool? I'm cheap.
    Size of pool (gallons) = 15,000
    Pool Type: is IG (in ground)
    Construction: Plaster
    Filter type: DE
    Filter Manufacturer: SM/SMBW 2000 Series
    the size, model number or flow rate of the filter.
    Pump in HP = 2
    Pump is two speed
    Date of pool build/install = circa 2001
    with spa

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    Re: Caretaker 99 owners - does heads rotate cont. or index

    Didn't notice this sooner...here's my way. An old piece of a tree stake, a couple nails, cut the heads off with a dremel, and you just saved 16.95 plus shipping

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