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About the tool
On this tool, the knuckle can rotate a full 90 degrees for all the leverage you’ll need to remove heads from just about any condition and situation. The tools also feature a long adapter that inserts into your pool pole for easier reach and access to the pop-up heads without having to get into the pool! The adapter doubles as a handle if you need to get some leverage and torque on some older cleaning heads.
This tool is machine-milled in the United States and hand-assembled before undergoing quality assurance trials. The hard-anodized aluminum makes the tools far superior to anything on the market and an essential tool for weekend warriors, "do-it-yourselfers", and seasoned pool professionals alike.
The tool itself will hold the Caretaker pop-up heads in place for both removal and installation without having to worry about the pop-up head slipping off the tool and, unfortunately, falling into the deep end of your pool. This sleek and well-engineered line of tools will certainly outperform and outlast their metal or plastic counterparts at an exceptionally attractive price point.
If you have Caretaker's plastic tool and are trying to do any removal, it is not recommended to use it because it will snap. The HammerTech tool has a longer handle and this will give you the opportunity to get a better grip on the head. Having the all-metal knuckle and the all-metal handle, you do not take the risk of having too much stress on the pivot point.
The HammerTech Solutions All Metal Caretaker Tool comes equipped with the necessary hardware to easily install the tool on a standard pool pole. Simply snap the butterfly clip in place and let the tool do the work! It can also be used as a hand tool! The anodized aluminum is meant to withstand most climates.
The Caretaker OEM tool does not have a knuckle, it just uses a steel bolt with a locking nut that feeds through the handle. The handle is a blue anodized aluminum and has a plastic butterfly clip. When the tool is on the pool pole, you have to be gentle and try to pivot the tool to make sure you are putting pressure on the end of the head and not up on the top of the handle. When you are trying to remove stuck or stubborn heads, you only get about a 45-degree angle in terms of trying to get level with the head. This can make it more difficult since you are going to put more pressure on the twist instead of using the knuckle.
HammerTech Tools outperform Caretaker tools in every aspect. This sleek and well-engineered line of tools will certainly outperform and outlast their metal or plastic counterparts at an exceptionally attractive price point. If you are not sure which tool to go with, please watch the video below.
In this video, we walk you through an overview of the new HammerTech Solutions All Metal Installation/Removal Tool for Caretaker 99 in-floor pop-up heads. We go over the advantages and disadvantages of this tool compared to the OEM tools produced by Caretaker, one of which is the FIRST-EVER all-metal Knuckle! Providing professional insight as always along with any useful tips or tricks that may help you during this installation/removal process of the pop-up heads.
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