Method and apparatus for removing sediment from a pool

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PATENT NO 5135579
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07428862

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A method and apparatus for removing sediment such as leaves and debris from a pool by inducing turbulence in the pool water to stir up the sediment within local regions of the pool, and directing a steady jet of water from a stationary jet to provide a fixed direction gathering stream or pathway to capture and carry the sediment to the inlet of a leaf receiver which is fixed in position at the end of the pathway. Local area turbulence can be achieved in various ways, including the use of manual sweep brooms, water jet propelled devices carrying flexible sweep hoses, or an arrangement of rotary nozzles operative to sweep across and induce turbulence over camparatively large local regions of the pool. The leaf receiver in connected by a conduit to an externally located foraminous leaf collector mounted in a collector tank from which water is pumped, leaving the collected leaves in the leaf collector. An access cover in the pool deck can be opened to reach and withdraw the leaf collector for emptying. The leaf collector is on the inlet side of the pool pump, doubling as a pump leaf basket, and the usual pool filter is on the discharge side of the pump. The pump discharge is through a conduit having venturi orifices to draw water from the collector tank for discharge through a conduit emptying into the pool.

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LDAG HOLDINGS INCPO BOX 1955 CHANDLER AS 85244-1955

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Goettl, John M Phoenix, AZ 51 620

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