Device for dislodging a submersible swimming pool cleaner

  • US 5,740,576 A
  • Filed: 09/19/1996
  • Issued: 04/21/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/19/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A swimming pool cleaner comprising:

  • a hose;

    a cleaner housing;

    a connector rotatably carried by the housing, the connector in fluid communication with the hose;

    a chamber formed within the housing, the chamber in fluid communication with the connector;

    an oscillator carried within the chamber such that fluid flow through the chamber to the connector provides a vibratory motion to the oscillator;

    gear means communicating between the connector and the oscillator for providing a rotational movement to the connector;

    a fitting carried by the connector;

    multiple elongated rods radially extending from the fitting, each rod having a proximal end attached to the fitting for extending the rod radially outward from the connector, each rod having a length dimension for extending a rod distal end beyond a perimeter plane of the cleaner housing for preventing the housing from contacting a pool side wall surface during movement of the cleaner over a pool bottom wall surface; and

    wherein the gear means rotates the connector and thus the fitting for rotating the rods about the connector, the rod distal end engaging the pool side wall for biasing the rod distal end against the side wall thus turning the cleaner.

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