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MirandaJ1223
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My Pool: 35000 gallon irregular shaped inground gunite diving pool/spa combination, 52 sf anthony DE filter with seperation tank, Anthony brass pump, single skimmer, Electric spa heater
Location: Arlington, TX

Finding parts for outdated pool equipment.

Postby MirandaJ1223 » Tue 04 May, 2010 12:37

My pool is approx 30 years old. The pump equipment is Anthony Apollo. I am needing the T handle that is used to open the backwash valve, and a lid to the skimmer basket. The previous homeowner purchased a lid that is the wrong size (9 1/8 diameter) so it just sits on the pool deck. The hole on the pools decking is 8.5 inches in diameter. So far my searches have yielded no luck and I have called a couple of the online pool supply stores with no luck. I have tried the local Leslie's pool supplies store and they have not been able to help either. I was in my old neighborhood and tried Bonnie and Clydes pools, they were more help than the guy at Leslie's was and cheaper in supplies. However, their search revealed that the T handle is outdated and no longer available and I still had no luck on finding the lid.

Is there any company that will stock such a lid? What about the t handle? Surely there is someplace that will have parts for old equipment.


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Finding parts for outdated pool equipment.

Postby Xclusive » Tue 04 May, 2010 12:54

MirandaJ1223
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My Pool: 35000 gallon irregular shaped inground gunite diving pool/spa combination, 52 sf anthony DE filter with seperation tank, Anthony brass pump, single skimmer, Electric spa heater
Location: Arlington, TX

Thank you Joe

Postby MirandaJ1223 » Tue 04 May, 2010 13:31

:thumbup: That's it. Thank you Any idea where I can find a 8.5 inch diameter skimmer cover?
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Postby Xclusive » Tue 04 May, 2010 14:12

Yes those should not be that hard to come by. Google "Pentair Old Style Skimmer Lid" Product # should be L5R and they are 8-3/8 round
MirandaJ1223
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Posts: 8
Joined: Thu 22 Apr, 2010 13:44
My Pool: 35000 gallon irregular shaped inground gunite diving pool/spa combination, 52 sf anthony DE filter with seperation tank, Anthony brass pump, single skimmer, Electric spa heater
Location: Arlington, TX

Thanks again Joe

Postby MirandaJ1223 » Tue 04 May, 2010 14:42

:thumbup: you are the best. Now how come the 6 or 7 different pool companies I have contacted could not provide that info to me. If you were in TX, you would definately be getting my business when I remodel the pool.
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Finding parts for outdated pool equipment.

Postby Xclusive » Tue 04 May, 2010 14:47

My pleasure. I like helping out, but believe it or not after all these years experience I still learn something new every week here from you guys.
MirandaJ1223
Pool Newbie
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Posts: 8
Joined: Thu 22 Apr, 2010 13:44
My Pool: 35000 gallon irregular shaped inground gunite diving pool/spa combination, 52 sf anthony DE filter with seperation tank, Anthony brass pump, single skimmer, Electric spa heater
Location: Arlington, TX

Finding parts for outdated pool equipment.

Postby MirandaJ1223 » Tue 04 May, 2010 15:11

Since you are so helpful maybe you can help with another issue. The spa and pool jets (I think they are called jets not sure. Anyway, it is where the water returns back to the pool or into the spa) do not use any threading to hold them in place, they are just held by friction. There are a couple missing in the pool and one missing in the spa. Plus one of the previous owners painted over them so now they cannot be adjusted. Local pool stores all carry the kind that are threaded in back. Is there a certain item I should be looking for here? Also are they called jets? My searches didn't do too well.
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Finding parts for outdated pool equipment.

Postby Xclusive » Tue 04 May, 2010 15:32

MirandaJ1223 wrote:Since you are so helpful maybe you can help with another issue. The spa and pool jets (I think they are called jets not sure. Anyway, it is where the water returns back to the pool or into the spa) do not use any threading to hold them in place, they are just held by friction. There are a couple missing in the pool and one missing in the spa. Plus one of the previous owners painted over them so now they cannot be adjusted. Local pool stores all carry the kind that are threaded in back. Is there a certain item I should be looking for here? Also are they called jets? My searches didn't do too well.


Yes they are called jets, jet returns or eyeballs in the industry. I'm pretty sure you have a slip-fitting, which like you say is not threaded. I've seen plenty of pools with those around. Take a look here in "eyeball inlet fittings" and see if any of these parts match what you are looking for.

http://www.pentairpool.com/pool-pro/pro ... gs-155.htm
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Postby Xclusive » Tue 04 May, 2010 15:39

Sorry they also come in 3/4. Not sure what you have. Just check here also and make sure you get SLIP fitting

http://store.poolcenter.com/shared/Stor ... 2Cart=True
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Postby Xclusive » Wed 05 May, 2010 22:15

Hey Miranda, did you ever check out those jets for your spa? let me know!

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