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    Pop up head broke, plz help

    I just saw today that one of the pop up head broke, no idea why, is it common? what shall I do ? I am attaching some pics..
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    Re: Pop up head broke, plz help

    You should be able to unscrew the whole piece and replace it. It might be a reverse thread. What brand is the cleaner system?

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    Re: Pop up head broke, plz help

    It looks like an A&A pop up. You need a special tool to remove what remains of the broken head. The tool goes into the two slots along the outside and a quarter turn counterclockwise releases the head. Check the lid on the distribution valve for a manufacturers name. If it is A&A contact them. I'm pretty sure they are based in Phoenix.
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    Re: Pop up head broke, plz help

    thanks your response, Now the water is really cold, can this repair wait for 2-3 months, will it damage anything if kept like this ?
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    Re: Pop up head broke, plz help

    It just means that the other heads in that cleaning zone won't get enough flow to work properly. It won't cause any problems.
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    Re: Pop up head broke, plz help

    Fatboy,
    If you are a Shasta pool then it is A and A. How old is your pool? Are you the original owner?
    I assume you are in the Phoenix area.
    If you are the original owner then the parts are covered for life, if not it will cost you a bit.
    There is one company in town that that just does infloor repairs.
    Troy's Aqua-blue Pool Service. 602-992-0654
    They have all the parts and know how to make it work like new.

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    Re: Pop up head broke, plz help

    Quote Originally Posted by Just-a-PB
    Fatboy,
    If you are a Shasta pool then it is A and A. How old is your pool? Are you the original owner?
    I assume you are in the Phoenix area.
    If you are the original owner then the parts are covered for life, if not it will cost you a bit.
    There is one company in town that that just does infloor repairs.
    Troy's Aqua-blue Pool Service. 602-992-0654
    They have all the parts and know how to make it work like new.
    Yes, I have a Shasta pool.Pool was build in 2004, I am not the original owner, and I am in Phx area ! Any estimate on how much I should pay? can it be DIY ?
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    Re: Pop up head broke, plz help

    Quote Originally Posted by fatboysam
    Quote Originally Posted by Just-a-PB
    Fatboy,
    If you are a Shasta pool then it is A and A. How old is your pool? Are you the original owner?
    I assume you are in the Phoenix area.
    If you are the original owner then the parts are covered for life, if not it will cost you a bit.
    There is one company in town that that just does infloor repairs.
    Troy's Aqua-blue Pool Service. 602-992-0654
    They have all the parts and know how to make it work like new.
    Yes, I have a Shasta pool.Pool was build in 2004, I am not the original owner, and I am in Phx area ! Any estimate on how much I should pay? can it be DIY ?
    If it's an A&A (looks like style 3 if it is, can't see the top in your photos to be sure) then here is a link where you can purchase the head and the tool used to replace. The tool attaches on the end of a standard net/brush pool pole which allows replacement without having to get in the pool.

    http://www.webpoolsupply.com/pop-up-...ement-heads-1/
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    Re: Pop up head broke, plz help

    You don't need to buy the tool...I made one out of a couple nails and a little piece of a tree stake. I can post a picture tomorrow.
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    Re: Pop up head broke, plz help

    Picture as promised. I just hammered some 6d nails into the wood, then cut the heads off and rounded the edges with a dremel.

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    Re: Pop up head broke, plz help

    wow !! Thanks ,, I will try to make one
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