Paramount Pool Valet Retro Kit - Overview
Hello there! We're back today with another wonderful blog overview. Periodically we like to inform our customers of the newest updates in the swimming pool industry. Whether it be a simple "who's who" or maybe even a recent update to equipment. This week we will be discussing the Paramount Pool Valet Retro Kit. Let's dive in!
First we'd like to talk about how an Infloor System works. There are many different versions of in floor cleaning systems out there however, the principal operation for each manufacturer is roughly the same. As with any pool, the water is circulated through a system of suction lines, run through a filter, and returned back into the pool through various pool jets and water features. This is where the infloor system comes in. Once the water has been filtered, it is driven through an actuator which disperses the water at high pressure to a designated "zone" of three to five cleaning heads. These heads "pop up" from the pool floor and spray dirt & debris towards the main suction drain.
Paramount Pool Valet
Before we get into the specifics of the Pool Valet Retro, let's talk a little about the original Pool Valet Pop Up Heads from Paramount.
The original Paramount Pool Valet Cleaning Heads featuring separate threaded retainer rings have been discontinued. The original heads were offered in four colors: White, Black, Gray, and Taupe. They were sold in a 1-Hole and 2-Hole model for Steps and Floors respectively. The 1-Hole Cleaning Heads used a 3/8" orifice for a smaller cleaning radius whereas the 2-Hole used a combination of a 3/8" along with a 1/4" hole to increase the cleaning pattern. The primitive weighted, free-floating design has since fallen to the newer spring-loaded, ratcheting cleaning heads.
Paramount Pool Valet Retro Kit
The Paramount Pool Valet Retro Kit is essentially a Paramount PV3 Cleaning Head with a Pool Valet Retro insignia on the nozzle cap. The kit also includes the proper floor collar which the Pool Valet Retro will lock into. THE PARAMOUNT POOL VALET RETRO WILL NOT FIT IN YOUR EXISTING POOL VALET FLOOR FITTINGS. The kit requires you to drain your pool completely, remove the original Pool Valet heads (if applicable), and glue the new floor fitting into your existing one. This is quite a lengthy process however, the end result provides you with a substantial pool makeover. The retro kits are available in eight colors: White, Gray, Lt. Gray, Beige, Taupe, Blue, Lt. Blue, and Black. Each kit comes with instructions on how to install the new floor fitting. Please follow the directions carefully.
There are also other options available that aren't as extensive or labor inducing. Check out our blog on the A&A Pool Retro here.
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