Jul 12th 2019

Fact Fridays: Caretaker 99 Pop Up Heads: Threaded vs Bayonet Style

Fact Fridays: Caretaker 99 Pop Up Heads: Threaded vs Bayonet Style

Caretaker 99 Threaded VS Bayonet Style Pop Up Heads

It’s that time again, FACT FRIDAYS! We here at Poolinfloor.com like to make Fridays full of Facts! This Friday, 7-9-2019, we want to hit you with the facts about Caretaker Threaded Vs Bayonet Style Pop-Up Heads. Caretaker currently uses two different style pop-up heads. Each style pop-up head has its own benefits and purpose. Please check out all the details on style below, along with recommendation on how to install these heads. Each style can be purchased from Poolinfloor as a single head or if you buy “10” units we offer a discount! Each style pop-up head comes in a variety of color and they are extremely easy to install inside your Caretaker system. Simply remove your old-style pop-up head and insert a new one. The pop-up heads will sit flush to the bottom of your pool when installed correctly. We have also included links to each style sections at the bottom of this blog. 

Caretaker Threaded Style Pop Up Heads

First off, Caretaker Threaded Cleaning Heads are for older pools built before 1992. Only certain colors are still available in this style pop up head and here at Poolinfloor.com we carry them all! These thread in with the standard head removal tools (3-17-8 and 3-17-7). Caretaker cleaning heads rotate 18 positions in a full 360 Degrees, providing complete and reliable coverage for the entire pool. Each cleaning head comes with one of 6 different nozzle sizes (PLEASE SEE LAST WEEKS POST FOR MORE INFORMATION) to optimize the cleaning potential for the size and shape of your pool. The heads are available in a variety of colors to match your pool floor. Caretaker cleaning heads ensure a more thorough and effective cleaning than any other cleaning heads on the market. To help with the installation/removal process please be aware that these threaded heads are installed/removed in opposite thread. This means right is NOT “tight” and left is NOT “loose”. Please email us if you have any specific questions about your heads.

Caretaker Head Colors for Concrete Pools

Caretaker Vinyl Head Colors

                                                       Caretaker Standard (Bayonet) Style Pop Up Heads

The second style we would like to discuss is the Caretaker 99 Bayonet Style Cleaning Heads. This specific style pop up head is the most common, or standard, for Caretaker pools built after 1992. These Caretaker cleaning heads rotate 18 positions in a full 360°, providing complete and reliable coverage. Each cleaning head requires one of 6 different nozzle sizes(Sold Here) to optimize the cleaning potential for the size and shape of your pool. The heads are available in a variety of colors to match your pool floor. Caretaker cleaning heads ensure a more thorough and effective cleaning than any other cleaning heads on the market. The standard heads come in either “High-Flow” or “Adjustable-Flow” (Depending on which nozzle you choose). 

In conclusion, both heads have their own unique benefits but are required to be installed with the same head that is removed from your pool. In order to upgrade your threaded pop-up heads, you will need to swap out the collar in the pool floor. This process can take quite a long time as it requires you to chisel out your old collars and redo any plumbing.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know at the link below as we are happy to help!

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