Apparatus for cleaning a submerged surface with a disconnectable dirty circuit

  • US 8,615,836 B2
  • Filed: 12/18/2008
  • Issued: 12/31/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/21/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A swimming pool cleaner comprising:

  • a. a body defining a chamber and having a (i) a lower portion, (ii) an upper portion above the lower portion when the body is upright, (iii) a water inlet, and (iv) a water outlet;

    b. a debris filter;

    (i) having at least a portion configured to be positioned in the chamber;

    (ii) comprising (A) a first piece having a generally open side oriented generally vertically when positioned in the chamber and the body is upright, (B) a second piece, and (C) means for connecting the first and second pieces so as to form, at least in part, a debris recovery space as the second piece closes at least part of the generally open side of the first piece, at least one of the first and second pieces comprising a frame and a filtering material in contact with the frame;

    (iii) insertable into the chamber (A) from above the upper portion when the body is upright and (B) with the second piece connected to the first piece;

    (iv) removable from the chamber with the second piece connected to the first piece; and

    (v) in which, following removal from the chamber, at least one of the first and second pieces is moveable relative to the other so as to expose the debris recovery space for emptying; and

    c. means for causing water entering the body via the water inlet to flow through the debris filter to the water outlet.

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