Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: In-Floor Cleaning System Repair

  1. Back To Top    #1

    In-Floor Cleaning System Repair

    Hello all,

    I've been having some recent problems with my in-floor cleaning system. I have a general understanding of how they work, but I'm no expert by any means. That said, I noticed that when my in-floor system turns on, all of them are up at the same time. It's a 6-valve system, so from what I understand, only some of the pop-ups should be up at any given time. There are two issues with all the popups being up at once: First, not enough pressure is going to each popup, making their cleaning power extend no more than a couple feet from the head. Second, because the stations are not revolving, the heads are not allowed to change direction.

    I have a feeling this has to do with the "gearbox" that feeds the six stations. I opened it up and noticed that it's over 5 years old and very worn out. I'd like to try and replace this part, but I have no idea where to look for the best deal. I called a pool company, and they wanted over $300 for the part! It's an integral part of the system, but I have a hard time believing a piece of plastic with a couple springs could cost that much...

    Do you guys have any recommendations on where to find this part for cheap? Also, if you have any other thoughts as what might be my problem, please feel free to share.

    Thanks in advance!
    In-ground pebble tech pool and spa. Cartridge filter pump. Chlorine sterilization. In-floor cleaning. Waterfall. Spa jets. Jandy pumps. Jandy Colors lights. Jandy control box with iLink PDA v3.

  2. Back To Top    #2
    BoDarville's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    DFW, Texas
    Posts
    3,840

    Re: In-Floor Cleaning System Repair

    Quote Originally Posted by Fill in the Blank
    I called a pool company, and they wanted over $300 for the part! It's an integral part of the system, but I have a hard time believing a piece of plastic with a couple springs could cost that much...
    Doesn't surprise me at all, though I'm quite certain the part doesn't cost them nearly that much.

    I'm sure you can get better pricing on the net. Here's a couple of places to get you started...
    http://www.infloorpoolparts.com/
    http://www.poolcenter.com/parts_infl...s_poolstor.htm
    http://www.poolcleaningparts.com/
    http://www.inyopools.com/pool_part_c...ner_Parts.aspx
    Gold Supporter, TFP Lifetime Supporter, 26,680 gal Plaster IGP 3.5 - 10' depth / Attached Waterfall Spa, Manually Chlorinated, Triton Sand Filter, 1.5 HP * 1.1 SF = 1.65 SFHP 1-speed Pentair WhisperFlo WF-26 Pump, 400K BTU NG Teledyne Laars Series One Heater, Polaris 360, Test Kit Comparison, Chlorine/CYA Chart, SLAMing Your Pool, OCLT
    A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Melt In The Sun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    3,899

    Re: In-Floor Cleaning System Repair

    What brand is your system? If you're not sure, post a picture and we'll take a look. $300 is almost certainly a ripoff.
    11,200 gal, Pebble-Tec; Tristar 2-speed 1hp - Swimclear 325 ft2 cart - SWG - A & A in-floor cleaner - Heat pump. For the poolside cooking, a Yoder Wichita and a Big Steel Keg!
    TF Test Kits -- PoolMath -- Pool School
    Make each day your masterpiece. - John Wooden

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •