Abstract: A dispensing device comprises a body having a chamber sized to accommodate a volume of solid halogen source therein. The chamber comprises an open end and a closed end. A number of apertures extend through the body and into the chamber near the closed end. A control member comprises an open end and a closed end separated by a wall. The open end of the control member is rotatably mounted over the closed end of the chamber. Openings extend through the wall and are positioned at locations that correspond to the apertures so that alignment of the openings with respective apertures form dispensement ports. The ports has a degree of closure that can be precisely controlled by rotation of the control member about the body for dispensing the halogen solution to the water. A cap is releasably attached to the open end of the chamber to form an air and water-tight seal therebetween, creating an air head within the body when placed into the water.
Abstract: A filter unit capable of receiving a cartridge-type filter element is provided for use in-line with a suction-type pool cleaning device. The unit has an elongated housing with intake and outlet ports at opposite ends. The intake port may be connected via a hose to a pool cleaning device and the outlet port to a suction port in the pool circulation system. The unit can use a filter cartridge with an element that offers a filtration coarseness somewhere between that of the system filter and a strainer element. The housing may be adapted to receive a strainer basket in place of the filter cartridge and thus serve as a conventional leaf-trap.
Abstract: The invention provides a self-contained cordless electric pool and spa vacuum cleaner which is easily maneuverable over both flat and highly contoured underwater surfaces. A pump impeller, powered by an electric motor, is used to draw water through a compact filter cartridge. The efficiency of the filter cartridge allows for the use of a small motor and small battery which, in turn, result in the small size of the vacuum cleaner. All electrical components are enclosed in a watertight chamber so as to allow the entire cleaner to be submerged under water.
Abstract: A vacuum cleaner head, for use in cleaning submerged surfaces of swimming pools, has a body the lower surface of which is supported a selected distance above a support surface, such as a pool floor, by wheels carried by the body. Resilient seal means depend from the body along front and rear edges thereof into close cooperation with the support surface to define essentially sealed side walls of a chamber which has the support surface as its bottom and the body lower surface as its top. The chamber is open at its ends which are generally at the ends of the head body. A water suction port is provided through the body from the chamber between the chamber ends; the port is connectible to a water suction hose. When the cleaner head is in use, water flows into the chamber essentially only through the open ends of the chamber and then to the suction port.
Abstract: A filter and chemical dispenser combination for filtering and chemically treating water to be added to a body of water includes a liquid inlet, a liquid outlet, and a flow passage between the inlet and the outlet. A filter element is positioned in the flow passage between the inlet and the outlet extending in a longitudinal direction and having a hollow interior. Means are provided in the interior of the filter element and in the flow passage for supporting a chemical. In a further embodiment of the invention, a chemical dispenser is provided for chemically treating a body of water wherein the dispenser includes an inlet for pressurized liquid and an outlet for liquid from the inlet. A flow passage is between the inlet and the outlet. A chemical chamber is provided in the flow passage between the inlet and the outlet for forming a compressible gas pocket. The chamber includes a base for supporting the chemical.
Abstract: A strainer basket for a swimming pool having a basket top closure affording two flow paths thus-through to the basket, one via a coupling for a suction hose which is so disposed that the hose can be introduced to the skimmer through a lateral throat at the pool surface, and the other via a weir-gated enclosure carried by the basket closure. The relative flow area of these flow paths is controllable by a valve mechanism.
Abstract: A chlorine dispenser for spas includes a tubular container disposed within a sleeve having one closed end. The container and sleeve form a chamber for receiving the solid chlorine source. The sleeve contains apertures for providing access by water to the solid chlorine source. The sleeve is axially movable along the container, and a locknut engages the container to secure a given position of the sleeve. The container is attached to a foam-filled float, which ensures positive buoyancy of the dispenser in water. The sleeve is ballasted to ensure that the dispenser is vertically disposed in the water.
Abstract: A chlorinator is used in a swimming pool system having a filter assembly and a pump for circulating water from the pool through the filter assembly and back to the pool. The chlorinator comprises a housing which defines therein a selectively-openable airtight chamber adapted for receiving therein a quantity of water-soluble dry chlorine material. A water inlet port opens to the chamber essentially at the bottom end thereof, and a separate water outlet port opens from the chamber also essentially at the bottom of the chamber. The inlet port is adapted for connection thereto of an adjustably valved duct by which water to be chlorinated can be applied to the inlet port. A check valve is coupled to the outlet port to prevent water flow through the outlet port to the chamber. The chlorinator is connectible in a pool system in parallel to the filter assembly, for example.