Can you ID this sweep

dalehilemanDecember 9, 2010

Fourteen years ago the former property owner had left me a basic pool sweep that gave me 4 years of service before crapping out whereupon I replaced it with a Polaris 380, partly because it used the same booster. However the latter sweep was expensive and having many more moving parts proved somewhat unreliable but difficult to repair and because it's on its last legs I would like to replace it, possibly with its simpler predecessor

I'm not sure who made it or whether it meanwhile might have been discontinued. Like the 380 it had a swishing tail and was propelled by a rear jet but had no wheels nor leaf bag. Even so one advantage was unlike its replacement the rear jet was slowly rotated so as to ensure a more nearly random path

Its tail kept the bottom clean by reducing settlings to a size carried away by circulation, remarkably enough even sand and small rocks. Do you happen to know if it's still on the market and if so who makes it

Thanks all

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Maybe it was an arneson pool sweep. They used to have an upright booster pump that was compatible with the polaris.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2010 at 2:32PM
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Thanks Ren while a quick Googling seems to indicate this unit is out of production. Also from the diagram it appears to sit on the bottom though the unit I remember was free to climb the sides, with the whip coming out its rear end

    Bookmark   December 10, 2010 at 12:10PM
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