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    CARETAKER 99 QUESTIONS....SOMEONE PLEASE ADVISE!!

    I JUST REPLACED THE INNER WORKING GEARS AND VALVES OF THE MAIN SYSTEM WITH A REBUILD KIT...THE JETS POP UP AND WORK NOW EACH GOING THROUGH THERE CYCLE...HOWEVER ARE THEY SUPPOSED TO ROTATE? IVE BEEN READING AND RESEARCHING AND IT SEEMS THAT THEY SHOULD....MINE DONT....THEY JUST POP AND RUN THROUGH THE CYCLE BUT THERE IS NO ROTATION....WHAT CAN I DO???

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    MM

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    Re: CARETAKER 99 QUESTIONS....SOMEONE PLEASE ADVISE!!

    Do they fully retract? They only rotate if they fully collapse into the housing.
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    Re: CARETAKER 99 QUESTIONS....SOMEONE PLEASE ADVISE!!

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Please stop using all capitol letters, it is harder to read and considered shouting and rude online.

    They do not rotate while the water is coming out. When the zone switches and the pop-ups lower back into the pool, they slightly rotate and "clock". So the next time they raise, they will be turned a little bit from the last time (this might be hard to see ... not exactly sure how many degrees they turn each cycle).
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    Re: CARETAKER 99 QUESTIONS....SOMEONE PLEASE ADVISE!!

    thank you to jason and 1988...much appreciated...i finally took one out and looked at how it works...and they are fine, rotate(slowly) albeit but they work...when they are running i just push them down to rotate them in the direction i want them...sorry for the caps...wont happen again!

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    Re: CARETAKER 99 QUESTIONS....SOMEONE PLEASE ADVISE!!

    You are supposed to run you pump long enough to get 1-2 full rotations of the pop-ups ... that is one disadvantage of this system, you have to run a big pump and you have to run it for a long time.
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    Re: CARETAKER 99 QUESTIONS....SOMEONE PLEASE ADVISE!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    You are supposed to run you pump long enough to get 1-2 full rotations of the pop-ups ... that is one disadvantage of this system, you have to run a big pump and you have to run it for a long time.

    I have this system with 12 heads. I feel it's pretty useless for any type of "cleaning" However, it's perfect for circulating chemicals.
    1988 installed, 45,500 Gal, IG, Gunite w/spa
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    Re: CARETAKER 99 QUESTIONS....SOMEONE PLEASE ADVISE!!

    I had it at my previous house ... well before I found this place and knew anything about pools. I thought it did a pretty good job keep the pool clean, although dirt would collect in a few corners that required me to brush then toward the drain ... or pull out the vac and hose and suck it up.

    Now, I probably would not install such a system due the required large pump and run time and initial cost.
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    Re: CARETAKER 99 QUESTIONS....SOMEONE PLEASE ADVISE!!

    I have one with 24 heads .. Its awesome!! Works well ..
    I did replace the heads after serveral years , they do wear out ..
    Also you need to take them out a clean them like once a year .
    Junk get stuck in them.
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