The float is a replacement part is made by Zodiac. It is made from the same high-grade plastic material as the original factory part. Making this a genuine OEM product.
This float is designed to sit atop of the cleaner and is placed into the main body cap. The purpose of this float is to keep the top end of the cleaner upright as opposed to being on its side, thus keeping the cleaner from sucking dirt and debris off your pool's surface.
When trying to troubleshoot an issue with your TR2D cleaner and the issue is not being able to stand up, this means the float is more than likely compromised. Normally this happens with water leaking into the float which now turns it into weight. This part is white and easy to replace and or install for all customers.