Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Help Identify this part. Win a prize

  1. Back To Top    #1

    TFP Guide
    mrcarcrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Odessa, TX
    Posts
    973

    Help Identify this part. Win a prize

    Now that I suckered you in....I may have lied about the prize. Other than the satisfaction of knowing you're a pool part pro and helped a friend of a goofy guy on the forum there is no prize.

    Without further lies, here's the part...I believe it is a in floor cleaning device from many moons ago. This is the only one in the pool, there is a ball valve that operates it and only it.

    If you turn it on now, it apparently rises from the bottom and sprays water everywhere. (If it'll help I'm willing to waste my friends water just so I can see this and take a pic of it).



    If this is the wrong forum for this, I'm sorry...I took a wild guess as to the appropriate forum.
    IG gunite/plaster pool/spa Started 1/17/14, Plastered 5/16/14
    Size: 12'-21'x39' free form, depth ranging from 4' to 7, attached 6 person spa with spillover.
    Equipment: Whisperflo 2hp pump, Pentair 30" sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU heater, 1hp Whisperflo for waterfalls, and a blower for spa floor

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Melt In The Sun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    3,899

    Re: Help Identify this part. Win a prize

    I'm gonna guess it's just there to kick up any leaves that settle to the bottom, so hopefully the skimmer could get them.
    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

  3. Back To Top    #3

    In the Industry
    Pool Clown's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Posts
    1,637

    Re: Help Identify this part. Win a prize

    How far does that fitting popup? It also looks like it's not all there. Missing the top part. Usually floor fittings will be flush when retracted to minimize toe stubbing.


    NOTE:
    You may want to rework that photo. Clicking on it gives full visual access to your Photobucket account!
    Factory Warranty Station for:
    Jandy/Zodiac, Pentair, Sta-Rite, Raypak, Polaris,
    and Paramount pool cleaning systems.

  4. Back To Top    #4

    TFP Guide
    mrcarcrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Odessa, TX
    Posts
    973

    Re: Help Identify this part. Win a prize

    Based on his story to me the thing shoots up completely out of the pool water...but I don't see how that's possible. It's in the shallow, so maybe 3-4ft deep.

    and yeah he believes there was a Cage or something on top of it (it somehow vanished).

    Hmm...guess I need to figure out my photobucket acct. There's nothing there too personal so no biggie, but thanks for the heads up. I'll try to lock it down if I can.

    The reason I'm curious about it is it's broken (It shouldn't shoot out of the water)...And he's looking to repair it. (he wasn't the home owner when the pool was built.)



    EDIT: Pool Clown, did that work? Thanks again for the heads up. I'm about 100% moron 80% of the time.
    IG gunite/plaster pool/spa Started 1/17/14, Plastered 5/16/14
    Size: 12'-21'x39' free form, depth ranging from 4' to 7, attached 6 person spa with spillover.
    Equipment: Whisperflo 2hp pump, Pentair 30" sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU heater, 1hp Whisperflo for waterfalls, and a blower for spa floor

  5. Back To Top    #5

    TFP Guide
    mrcarcrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Odessa, TX
    Posts
    973

    Re: Help Identify this part. Win a prize

    Here's pic of it on. He told me before it shot water everywhere...didn't this time.
    IG gunite/plaster pool/spa Started 1/17/14, Plastered 5/16/14
    Size: 12'-21'x39' free form, depth ranging from 4' to 7, attached 6 person spa with spillover.
    Equipment: Whisperflo 2hp pump, Pentair 30" sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU heater, 1hp Whisperflo for waterfalls, and a blower for spa floor

  6. Back To Top    #6

    In the Industry

    ps0303's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    3,436

    Re: Help Identify this part. Win a prize

    It's a fountain water feature.
    Paul
    http://www.gastekservices.com A word of caution: When working with gas and electrical you might want to consider a licensed contractor. Consider the value of your life and others around you. If you would like to provide a review of the help I provided, please use the following link to leave a review. gastek - Google Search,

  7. Back To Top    #7
    Patrick_B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Midland TX
    Posts
    15,001

    Re: Help Identify this part. Win a prize

    Strange, I don't recall seeing this posted on the forum before now.
    TFP Moderator
    Essential Links:
    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
    28K Gal IG FreeForm, CLI Quartz, Pentair 36"SF & VS Pump, Dolphin M5, Rheem

  8. Back To Top    #8

    TFP Guide
    mrcarcrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Odessa, TX
    Posts
    973

    Re: Help Identify this part. Win a prize

    It didn't used to shoot up before late last season. He says he used to feel water moving around his feet when it was on.

    Found this online. http://www.fantasyfountains.com/swim...ping-fountains

    I dunno though.
    IG gunite/plaster pool/spa Started 1/17/14, Plastered 5/16/14
    Size: 12'-21'x39' free form, depth ranging from 4' to 7, attached 6 person spa with spillover.
    Equipment: Whisperflo 2hp pump, Pentair 30" sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU heater, 1hp Whisperflo for waterfalls, and a blower for spa floor

  9. Back To Top    #9

    TFP Guide
    mrcarcrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Odessa, TX
    Posts
    973

    Re: Help Identify this part. Win a prize

    http://www.fountains4pools.com/info.htm
    Look at the tech sheet on this site. I think it may match...

    I'll have him measure. If the OD is 3.5" we may have a winner ps0303
    IG gunite/plaster pool/spa Started 1/17/14, Plastered 5/16/14
    Size: 12'-21'x39' free form, depth ranging from 4' to 7, attached 6 person spa with spillover.
    Equipment: Whisperflo 2hp pump, Pentair 30" sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU heater, 1hp Whisperflo for waterfalls, and a blower for spa floor

  10. Back To Top    #10

    TFP Guide
    mrcarcrazy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Odessa, TX
    Posts
    973

    Re: Help Identify this part. Win a prize

    Update. He got in the rather brisk pool and got a shot of it after cleaning out a few of the holes.

    And it's above water level again



    Those pics help anyone? Were trying to 100% ID the maker. "Fantasy fountains" wasn't terribly helpful in giving me any useful images to compare against.
    IG gunite/plaster pool/spa Started 1/17/14, Plastered 5/16/14
    Size: 12'-21'x39' free form, depth ranging from 4' to 7, attached 6 person spa with spillover.
    Equipment: Whisperflo 2hp pump, Pentair 30" sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU heater, 1hp Whisperflo for waterfalls, and a blower for spa floor

  11. Back To Top    #11
    Patrick_B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Midland TX
    Posts
    15,001

    Re: Help Identify this part. Win a prize

    Sorry I can't help, but I would have never guessed that. Hmm, interesting.
    TFP Moderator
    Essential Links:
    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
    28K Gal IG FreeForm, CLI Quartz, Pentair 36"SF & VS Pump, Dolphin M5, Rheem

  12. Back To Top    #12
    smccull's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Allen, TX
    Posts
    95

    Re: Help Identify this part. Win a prize

    Looks like a nice way to cool down you pool during those really hot summers! Kinda wish I had something like that!
    Steve
    Deep in the Heart......errrr HEAT of Texas
    20k gallon gunite formal

Posting Permissions

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