Floor Cleaner Carnage


Bronze Supporter
Jul 12, 2013
Phoenix, AZ
My lid self-destructed last night while I slept. Amazing how much the pool drained itself. Side of house flooded. Wish there was a fail safe to shut to pump off when this happens..IMG_0066.JPGIMG_0067.JPG


Bronze Supporter
Mar 5, 2017
Palm Desert, CA
Looks like a Paramount side flow IFCS (in floor cleaning system)? Seems you can replace the top dome cap as the easiest fix. Thankfully there are many sites to find your part:
Link to Infloorpoolparts.com
The housing is stronger CPVC, while the domes deteriorate over a decade or so-replaced my entire valve assembly (top flow) last year for leaks & fear of failure.
I’m sure a clever electrician can wire up a redundant flood protection system—I have the secondary condensate Safe-T-Switch’s on all my AC units for flood reasons, so a similar system could be designed. Patents anyone???


New member
Mar 17, 2019
Orlando, FL
I have one of these systems and I’m going to be looking for electronic pressure gauges that will send an alert through Smartthings if there is a pressure drop while the pump is on. I had my lid leak around the seal and it was a little scary.


TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
May 23, 2015
Tucson, AZ
Another reason why I don’t run my equipment at night ... a lot of bad things can happen that you’ll sleep right through (especially because my equipment is located a fair distance from my house). At $8-$10 per CCF of water on average, even a minor leak can cost you a lot of money....