Learn About Caretaker Head Nozzle Inserts
It’s that time again, FACT FRIDAYS! We here at Poolinfloor.com like to make Fridays full of facts! This Friday, 6-27-2019, we want to hit you with the facts about Caretaker cleaning head nozzle inserts. Caretaker currently uses a total of 5 different size nozzles. Each nozzle has its own benefits and purpose. Please check out all the details on each nozzle below, along recommendation on where and how to install these inserts. Every nozzle can be purchased from Poolinfloor as a single nozzle or as a 25-pack. Each nozzle is clear, “frost like”, in color and they are extremely easy to install inside your Caretaker heads. Simply push one side of the insert into the hole on your Caretaker pop-up head and wait until you hear a “click”. The nozzle will sit flush to the face of your pop-up head when installed correctly. We have also included links to each nozzle insert at the bottom of this blog.
Caretaker 99 Cleaning Head Standard Nozzle (Clear)
The first nozzle we would like to discuss is the Standard size nozzle. This is the most popular nozzle and the most commonly used insert. Under ideal operating conditions, this nozzle has an estimated cleaning radius of roughly five feet at sixteen gallons per minute. These numbers can change with increased flow. The Caretaker Standard Nozzle Insert is designed to provide optimal cleaning power for heads installed mainly in the floor of your pool. They also work extremely well on large steps (Typically bottom steps or Baja style steps). We also always recommend the Caretaker Standard Nozzle to be installed in Spas with few pop-up heads.
Caretaker 99 Cleaning Head Step & Bench Nozzle Insert (Clear)
The second nozzle style we like to recommend is the Step and Bench Nozzle Insert. Under ideal operating conditions, this nozzle has an estimated cleaning radius of roughly four feet at seven gallons per minute. The Caretaker Step & Bench Nozzle Insert is designed to provide thorough cleaning for the average pool and spa steps. The restricted flow also provides back-pressure for zones that have a mix of floor and step cleaning heads. We always like to recommend the Caretaker Step & Bench Nozzle be installed in the following places: Average sized Pool Steps, Average sized Spa Steps, Beach Entries, Swim-Outs, Baja Steps, Floor/Step Combo Zones. As you can tell this is a versatile nozzle and is highly recommended by Poolinfloor.com!
Caretaker 99 Cleaning Head Flow Plus Nozzle (Clear)
The third style nozzle we recommend is the Flow Plus Nozzle Insert. This nozzle under ideal operating conditions, has an estimated cleaning radius of roughly six feet at twenty-five gallons per minute. The Caretaker Flow Plus Nozzle Insert is designed to balance pressure on floor cycles and to also increase cleaning radius for dead zones. These nozzles are the go-to nozzle for Caretaker Ultraflex 1 & 2 Cleaning Systems. We recommend this Caretaker Flow Plus Nozzle to be installed in the following applications: Floor Cleaning Heads, Dead Zones, Ultraflex 1&2 Systems, and finally Standard Heads Requiring a a little extra boost.
Caretaker 99 Cleaning Head Flow Adjust Nozzle (Clear)
The fourth style nozzle that we recommend is the Flow Adjust Nozzle Insert. Under ideal operating conditions, this nozzle has an estimated cleaning radius of roughly four and a half feet at 12 gallons per minute. The Caretaker Flow Adjust Nozzle Insert is the middle size between Step & Bench Nozzles and Standard Nozzles. They come in handy if you need to increase/decrease pressure on a specific zone. They also work great as an all-around spa nozzle. We recommend the Caretaker Flow Adjust Nozzle be installed in the following applications: Larger Pool Steps, Most Spa Applications, Balance Pressure, and to Increase Cleaning on the entire system.
Caretaker 99 Cleaning Head Mini Nozzle Insert (Clear)
The fifth and final nozzle insert for the Caretaker pop-up heads is the mini nozzle insert. Under ideal operating conditions, this nozzle has an estimated cleaning radius of roughly two feet at five gallons per minute. The Caretaker Mini Nozzle Insert is designed to eliminate excess splashing and prevent water loss for cleaning heads installed in very shallow areas of your pool or spa. The restricted flow is perfect for zones that need a boost in pressure. We recommend the Caretaker Mini Nozzle be installed in the following applications: Small Pool Steps, Small Spa Steps, Beach Entries, Swim Outs, Baja Steps, and lastly, zones needing a boost.
Below is an image with a description of each nozzle size and cleaning radius. Also, please check out the links below to take you directly to these items on our site! Thank you for reading with Poolinfloor.com!
One HUGE disclaimer we like to disclose to our customers is that once any of the nozzle inserts are installed in your pop-up heads, they are nearly IMPOSSIBLE to remove from the head. They are designed to clip into your pop-up head and clip into the internals. This makes removal extremely difficult without causing damage to the head. We also ask that you verify it is the correct nozzle you need for your application before installation. You can always call us or email us HEREwith any other questions or concerns.