US Pat. No. 9,084,314

PROGRAMMABLE UNDERWATER LIGHTING SYSTEM

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A programmable underwater lighting system, comprising:
an underwater lighting fixture for installation in a pool or spa, the underwater lighting fixture including a light source,
a microprocessor in electrical communication with the light source, a memory having at least one stored control program executable
by the microprocessor for controlling the light source, an alternating current (AC) power supply for supplying electrical
power to the underwater lighting fixture, a logic power supply for supplying electrical power to the microprocessor, and a
Power Line Carrier communications subsystem connected between the AC power supply and the logic power supply, and in electrical
communication with the AC power supply, the logic power supply, and the microprocessor, and

a central controller remote from and in communication with the underwater lighting fixture, the central controller allowing
a user to specify a desired lighting sequence and transmitting an instruction to the underwater lighting fixture over a power
line interconnecting the central controller and the underwater lighting fixture to selectively execute the stored control
program to produce the desired lighting sequence,

wherein the underwater lighting fixture receives the instruction from the central controller via the AC power supply using
the Power Line Carrier communications subsystem and executes the instruction, and

wherein prior to transmitting the instruction to the underwater lighting fixture the central controller authenticates the
lighting fixture by communicating with the lighting fixture and determining whether the lighting fixture is authorized for
use with the central controller.

US Pat. No. 9,285,790

MODULAR POOL/SPA CONTROL SYSTEM

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A method of integrating a relay bank for use with a pool or spa control system, comprising the steps of:
establishing electrical connection between the relay bank and a control panel of the pool or spa control system;
discovering the relay bank by a processor of the control panel; and
assigning the relay bank a network address from the control panel upon discovery of the relay bank.

US Pat. No. 9,502,907

POWER SUPPLIES FOR POOL AND SPA EQUIPMENT

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

14. A power supply for powering pool or spa equipment, comprising:
a power supply unit external to a pool or spa;
a first inductive power coupling including an inductor circuit, said first inductive power coupling in electrical communication
with the power supply unit and positioned in an existing plumbing fixture of a pool or a spa;

a second inductive power coupling including an inductor circuit, said second inductive power coupling positionable proximate
to said first inductive power coupling, wherein the inductor circuit of the first power coupling inductively transmits power
from the power supply to the inductor circuit of the second inductive power coupling for powering a cleaner in a pool or spa
connected to the second inductive power coupling; and

wherein the cleaner includes: a rechargeable battery that is rechargeable by the power supply; and a controller including
control logic for determining when the rechargeable battery is low on battery power and, in response to detected low battery
power, automatically navigating the cleaner to the first inductive power coupling so as to receive power from the first inductive
power coupling to charge the rechargeable battery.

US Pat. No. 9,353,998

HEADER FOR A HEAT EXCHANGER

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A header for a heat exchanger, comprising an inflow side having a circulation line inlet and an exchanger line outlet;
an outflow side having an exchanger line inlet and a circulation line outlet; a bypass chamber configured for fluid communication
with said inflow side and said outflow side; a flapper valve positioned proximal said bypass chamber; said flapper valve,
when oriented in a closed position, inhibiting fluid flow from said inflow side to said outflow side through said bypass chamber,
and, when oriented in an at least partially open position, permitting fluid flow from said inflow side to said outflow side
through said bypass chamber; a manifold at least partially defining said inflow side, said outflow side, and said bypass chamber;
and a service cartridge assembly configured to be removably positioned within said manifold at said outflow side, said service
cartridge assembly having a frame defining a chamber therein, and said frame having formed therein a first hole proximal said
exchanger line outlet, a second hole proximal said circulation line outlet, and a third hole proximal said bypass chamber,
and said flapper valve releasably secured to said frame at said third hole.

US Pat. No. 9,392,711

ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX WITH BUILT-IN ISOLATION TRANSFORMER

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. An electrical junction box, comprising:
a cover removably attachable to a base plate of an existing junction box installation, the cover defining an interior cavity;
a base portion coupled to the base plate, the base portion dividing the interior cavity of the cover to form a high-voltage
section and a low-voltage section within the interior cavity of the cover, the high-voltage section isolated from the low-voltage
section; and

a transformer positioned within the interior cavity of the cover and mounted to the base portion, the transformer in electrical
communication with high-voltage terminals and low-voltage terminals, the high-voltage terminals positioned in the high-voltage
section and the low-voltage terminals positioned in the low-voltage section.

US Pat. No. 9,300,101

ELECTRIC CABLE SWIVEL AND RELATED FABRICATION METHODS

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. An electric cable swivel assembly comprising:
a housing that extends from a first end to a second end;
a seal member configured to mount with respect to the second end of the housing, the seal member extending from a first end
to a second end and having an aperture that extends from the first end to the second end;

a shaft assembly having an outer member extending from a first end to a second end and having the second end of the outer
member mounted with respect to a shaft member and to a first cable assembly associated with a first cable, the shaft member
configured to be at least partially housed within the aperture of the seal member and rotatable relative to the seal member
and to the housing when the seal member is mounted with respect to the housing;

an electrical contact assembly extending from a first end to a second end, the second end of the electrical contact assembly
mounted with respect to the first end of the outer member;

a support member extending from a first end to a second end and having: (i) the first end of the support member mounted with
respect to a second cable assembly associated with a second cable, and (ii) the second end mounted with respect to the first
end of the electrical contact assembly; and

an overmold member positioned over at least a portion of the housing and the support member, the overmold member configured
to hermetically secure the housing and the support member;

wherein the electrical contact assembly connects the first cable and the second cable and provides a continuous electrical
contact between the first cable and the second cable while the first cable rotates axially relative to the second cable.

US Pat. No. 9,506,569

NEEDLE VALVE

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A needle valve, comprising:
a body having an internal flow path with a body seal area defined by a conical wall;
a stem having a shaft with an end wall and a ball linkage; and
a seat selectively movable by said stem amongst a plurality of positions, including a closed position in said conical wall
defining said body seal area and an at least partially open position with respect to said body seal area, said seat, at least
when in an open position, defining with said end wall a gap therebetween;

wherein said seat defines a ball linkage housing with a cylindrical chamfered wall configured to receive said ball linkage
to form a ball-and-socket joint, said ball linkage, when in said closed position in said conical wall, concentrating a load
from said stem outward through said cylindrical chamfered wall against said conical wall, deforming said seat into said gap;

wherein an axis is defined at least in part by said stem, and wherein said ball-and-socket joint permits rotation of said
ball linkage about said axis with respect to said ball linkage housing, such that, after said stem has substantially tightened
said seat in the closed position, a slippage between said ball linkage and said ball linkage housing permits said stem to
turn said ball linkage about said axis, deforming said seat into said gap; and

wherein said ball-and-socket joint inhibits rotation of said seat about another axis different than said axis.

US Pat. No. 9,501,072

PROGRAMMABLE TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR POOLS AND SPAS

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A programmable temperature control system for a pool or spa, comprising:
a user interface for allowing a user to specify a desired temperature for a pool or spa and a desired time by which the pool
or spa is to be heated to the desired temperature;

an actuator interface for controlling a plurality of heat sources;
means for receiving energy cost information; and
a processor in electrical communication with the user interface, the actuator interface, and the means for receiving energy
cost information, the processor executing a stored temperature control program for:

estimating for each of the plurality of heat sources an amount of time required by each heat source to heat the pool or spa
to the desired temperature;

automatically selecting an optimal heat source from the plurality of heat sources based upon received energy cost information
for heating the pool or spa to the desired temperature by the desired time; and

actuating the optimal heat source using the actuator interface.

US Pat. No. 9,108,126

UNITARY FILTER TANK AND AN UNDERDRAIN FOR FILTERING A BODY OF WATER

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A unitary pool filter tank comprising:
a housing portion to receive a filtrate material; and
a base portion integrally formed with the housing portion, the base portion including a punted section and a support section,
the punted section forming a generally convex inner wall portion of the unitary pool filter tank with a bumped out portion
formed about a center axis of the filter tank, the support section integrally connecting the punted section to the housing
portion, the bumped out portion forming an underdrain mounting member corresponding to a filter tank mounting member of an
underdrain.

US Pat. No. 9,745,993

SEALING DEVICE FOR AN IMMERSIBLE PUMP

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. Apparatus for an immersible pump, comprising:
a shaft for communication with a motor, extending along an axis, and including a first region having a first diameter, a second
region having a second diameter less than the first diameter, and a tapering region therebetween having a sloped surface relative
to the axis;

a sleeve having a bore extending through both ends configured to receive said shaft through said both ends; and
a sealing device at least partially positioned between the shaft and the sleeve including: (a) a receiving area, including
an inner surface angled relative to the axis, and having said sloped surface of said tapering region of said shaft positionable
at least partially within said inner surface to form a seal between said sloped surface and said inner surface, and (b) an
abutment configured to form a seal with said sleeve and responsive to a force directed from said sleeve to enhance said seal
between said sloped surface and said inner surface.

US Pat. No. 9,787,072

ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX WITH BUILT-IN ISOLATION TRANSFORMER

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. An electrical junction box, comprising:
a cover removably attachable to a base plate of an existing junction box installation, the cover defining an interior cavity;
a base portion coupled to the base plate, the base portion dividing the interior cavity of the cover to form a high-voltage
section and a low-voltage section within the interior cavity of the cover, the high-voltage section isolated from the low-voltage
section;

a transformer positioned within the interior cavity of the cover and mounted to the base portion, the transformer in electrical
communication with high-voltage terminals and low-voltage terminals, the high-voltage terminals positioned in the high-voltage
section and the low-voltage terminals positioned in the low-voltage section; and

a circuit board including a microprocessor, the circuit board positioned within the interior cavity of the cover and remotely
controlling one or more pool, spa, or landscaping lights wired to the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,695,947

HANDLE INSERT FOR VALVE

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A valve, comprising:
a body assembly, the body assembly including a body and a stem passing through the body, and
a handle assembly, the handle assembly including a handle body and an insert,
wherein the insert includes an inner surface, which provides an interface between the stem and the handle body,
wherein the insert includes an outer surface having chamfered corners, and protrusions extending from the outer surface and
circumferentially displaced relative to corners of the stem, and

wherein the chamfered corners and protrusions are configured to distribute stress resulting from a moment load applied to
the handle assembly through the handle body to reduce failure of the handle body.

US Pat. No. 9,079,128

STRAINER BASKET AND RELATED METHODS OF USE

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A strainer member for use with a fluid circulation system, comprising:
an elongated wall that extends from a top end to a bottom end;
an end wall at the bottom end, the elongated wall and the end wall defining a chamber therewithin and having a top side opening
at the top end;

a plurality of apertures that extend through the elongated wall and the end wall;
a fluid inlet opening that extends through the elongated wall;
a protruding surface having a right side and a left side, the protruding surface extending inwardly into the chamber from
the right and left sides;

a plurality of apertures that extend through the protruding surface;
wherein the right and left sides of the protruding surface each define a curved internal recess within the chamber;
wherein each curved internal recess is configured and dimensioned to substantially prevent debris from blocking at least a
portion of the apertures that extend through the protruding surface.

US Pat. No. 9,863,630

LIGHT WITH EXPANDING COMPRESSION MEMBER

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A light, comprising:
a body having a front end and a rear end;
a lens coupled to the body, wherein the body and the lens define a waterproof chamber;
an electronic assembly mounted in the waterproof chamber, the electronic assembly including at least one light-emitting element
for emitting light; and

means for mounting the light to an inner surface of a conduit, the conduit including an electrical cable for supplying electrical
current to the light, wherein the means for mounting comprises:

a front housing secured to the front end of the body;
a translating retainer rotatably engaged with the front housing;
a slip ring positioned around the front housing and between the translating retainer and the front end of the body; and
a compressible ring positioned around the front housing, and between the slip ring and the front end of the body,
wherein rotation of the translating retainer with respect to the lens in a first direction causes the translating retainer
to drive the slip ring toward the front end of the body, compressing the compressible ring between the slip ring and the front
end of the body, and causing the compressible ring to bulge outward.

US Pat. No. 9,732,765

WATER-COOLED ELECTRONIC INVERTER

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A water cooled inverter for attachment to a water pump housing that defines a water chamber therewithin, the water cooled
inverter comprising:
a pump seal plate, including a sealing wall that has a pump seal plate aperture therethrough, the pump seal plate aperture
configured to receive a motor shaft to allow an impeller coupled to the motor shaft to propel water within the water chamber;
and

an inverter assembly, wherein the pump seal plate thermally couples the inverter assembly to the water chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,758,979

SWIMMING POOL CLEANER

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A method for tool-free assembly of a swimming pool cleaner movable along an underwater pool surface to clean debris therefrom,
the method comprising:
providing:
a body having a debris inlet and a debris outlet, the body forming an inwardly-displaceable spring-grip extending laterally
from the inlet; and

a removable nozzle for controlling debris-laden water flow into the inlet; and
installing the nozzle by pressing the spring-grip with the nozzle into the inlet until the nozzle is beyond the spring-grip
which resiliently returns to its original orientation thereby locking the nozzle within the inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,046,247

LOW-PROFILE NICHE FOR UNDERWATER POOL/SPA LIGHTS

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A niche for a pool or spa light, comprising:
a back wall including an aperture for receiving a power cable of a pool or a spa light;
a side wall attached at one end about the periphery of the back wall;
a plurality of mounting ribs attached to an inner surface of the side wall;
a groove formed in at least one of the plurality of mounting ribs for receiving a locking mechanism of a pool or a spa light,
for locking the pool or spa light in position with respect to the niche; and

an electrically non-conductive conduit hub attached to an exterior of the back wall adjacent to the aperture wherein the conduit
hub extends past a rebar of a pool or spa wall after the niche has been installed, and the back wall does not extend past
the rebar.

US Pat. No. 9,784,007

SWIMMING POOL CLEANER

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A swimming pool cleaner comprising:
a body having a debris inlet and a debris outlet;
at least one pair of wheels secured with respect to each side of the body for moving the cleaner along an underwater pool
surface to clean debris therefrom;

a tool-free wheel-mounting assembly including each of the wheels having a ball bearing which rotatably holds such wheel on
a non-rotating shaft extending laterally from a respective side of the cleaner body, each ball-bearing having an interior
configuration matching an exterior configuration of the shaft in non-rotating engagement therewith.

US Pat. No. 9,745,767

SWIMMING POOL PRESSURE CLEANER INCLUDING AUTOMATIC TIMING MECHANISM

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A fluid distribution system for an underwater pool cleaner, comprising:
an inlet body having an inlet for receiving a supply of pressurized fluid;
a valve assembly body in fluid communication with said inlet of said inlet body and including a plurality of fluid outlets,
a first one of said outlets for providing fluid for propelling the underwater pool cleaner in a forward direction and a second
one of said outlets for providing fluid for propelling the underwater pool cleaner in a reverse direction; and

a valve subassembly including a turbine rotatably driven by the supply of pressurized fluid and a cam wheel including a first
cam track and a second cam track, the cam wheel being operatively engaged with the turbine such that the cam wheel is rotatably
driven by the turbine and periodically switching the supply of pressurized fluid from said first one of said outlets to said
second one of said outlets to periodically change direction of propulsion of the underwater pool cleaner.

US Pat. No. 9,702,480

VALVE SWITCHBOX

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus to aid in controlling a valve having a body, a passageway through the body and an articulable member mounted
to a valve stem and positioned within the passageway, the position of the articulable member determining the degree of openness
of the passageway, comprising:
a housing removably attachable to the valve body;
a shaft extending through the housing, one end of said shaft couplable to the valve stem such that movement of said shaft
moves the valve stem;

a mounting plate including slotted holes for mounting of the mounting plate to the housing;
a shaft position sensor mounted to the mounting plate;
a position sensor actuator coupled to said shaft, said position sensor actuator capable of interacting with said shaft position
sensor to induce said shaft position sensor to acquire a state having an associated electrical property indicative of shaft
position;

a motion limiter coupled to said shaft for limiting the range of motion of said shaft and rotating conjointly therewith;
a first lock member coupled to said shaft and rotating conjointly therewith;
a second lock member coupled to said housing, said first and second lock members selectively cooperate to allow said shaft
to be locked in a first position;

wherein the mounting plate has an adjustable mounting to the housing along a range of the slotted holes to allow an angular
mounting position of the shaft position sensor relative to the position sensor actuator to be changed so that the shaft position
sensor actuates at different user-selected angular positions of the shaft position sensor relative to the position sensor
actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,030,647

UNIVERSAL MOUNT FOR A VARIABLE SPEED PUMP DRIVE USER INTERFACE

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A variable speed pumping system comprising: a pumping assembly including at least a pump, a motor, and a drive assembly, said pumping assembly having a mount including a plurality of mount apertures and a center point positioned generally equidistant from each of said plurality of mount apertures, each of said plurality of mount apertures positioned generally equidistant from adjacent mount apertures; and a user interface, having a display with user input means for selecting an operating parameter of the motor, a plurality of interface apertures, and a center point positioned generally equidistant from each of said plurality of interface apertures, said user interface, including said plurality of interface apertures and including said display with user input means for selecting an operating parameter of the motor, selectively positionable among a plurality of positions with respect to said mount to allow the user interface having the user input means to be removably installed in any of said plurality of positions on said mount, each of said plurality of positions is along a substantially horizontal plane about a substantially vertical axis on said mount with the plurality of interface apertures aligned with the plurality of mount apertures; wherein said plurality of positions includes a first position, a second position, a third position, and a fourth position, said user interface selectively positionable between said first position, said second position, said third position, and said fourth position on said pumping assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,970,432

UNIVERSAL MOUNT FOR A VARIABLE SPEED PUMP DRIVE USER INTERFACE

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A variable speed pumping system comprising: a pumping assembly including at least a pump, a motor, and a drive assembly, said pumping assembly having a mount including a plurality of mount apertures and a center point positioned generally equidistant from each of said plurality of mount apertures, each of said plurality of mount apertures positioned generally equidistant from adjacent mount apertures; and a user interface, having a display with user input means for selecting an operating parameter of the motor, a plurality of interface apertures, and a center point positioned generally equidistant from each of said plurality of interface apertures, said user interface, including said plurality of interface apertures and including said display with user input means for selecting an operating parameter of the motor, selectively positionable among a plurality of positions with respect to said mount to allow the user interface having the user input means to be removably installed in any of said plurality of positions on said mount, each of said plurality of positions is along a substantially horizontal plane about a substantially vertical axis on said mount with the plurality of interface apertures aligned with the plurality of mount apertures.

US Pat. No. 9,707,499

VERTICAL SLIDE BACKWASH VALVE

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A backwash valve for reversing fluid flow comprising,
a body comprising,
a central tube extending from a first end to a second end along a length of the body,
a first pool port and a first filter port axially aligned with one another at a first position along the length of the body,
a second pool port and a second filter port axially aligned with one another at a second position along the length of the
body, and

a waste port; and
a sliding gate including a stem connected to a gate body, the gate body comprising a first chamber and a second chamber, the
second chamber separated from the first chamber by an internal wall; the sliding gate linearly reciprocable between a filter
position wherein fluid communication is provided among the first filter port, the first chamber, and the first pool port and
at least one of said first and second filter ports is a fluid exit from said backwash valve, and a backwash position wherein
fluid communication is provided among the first filter port, the second fluid chamber, and the second pool port, and between
the second filter port and the waste port, and said at least one of said first and second filter ports is a fluid return to
said backwash valve.

US Pat. No. 9,915,419

LIGHT WITH EXPANDING COMPRESSION MEMBER

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A light, comprising:
a body having a front end and a rear end;
a lens coupled to the body, wherein the body and the lens define a waterproof chamber;
an electronic assembly mounted in the waterproof chamber, the electronic assembly including at least one light-emitting element
for emitting light; and

means for mounting the light to an inner surface of a conduit, the conduit including an electrical cable for supplying electrical
current to the light, wherein the means for mounting comprises:

a front housing secured to the front end of the body;
a translating retainer rotatably engaged with the front housing;
a slip ring positioned around the front housing and between the translating retainer and the front end of the body; and
a compressible ring positioned around the front housing, and between the slip ring and the front end of the body,
wherein rotation of the translating retainer with respect to the lens in a first direction causes the translating retainer
to drive the slip ring toward the front end of the body, compressing the compressible ring between the slip ring and the front
end of the body, and causing the compressible ring to bulge outward.

US Pat. No. 9,885,195

POOL CLEANER ROLLER ASSEMBLY

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A roller assembly for a pool cleaner, comprising:
a first cage half including a bottom portion defining a first mating surface, the bottom portion including (i) a first tab
including a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end including a snap engaging end, and (ii) a protrusion extending from
an inner surface of the first cage half; and

a second cage half including a bottom portion defining a second mating surface configured to mate against the first mating
surface, the bottom portion including (i) a second tab including a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end including
a snap engaging end;

wherein during assembly the snap engaging end of the first tab interlocks against the proximal end of the second tab, the
snap engaging end of the second tab interlocks against the proximal end of the first tab, and the protrusion engages an inner
surface of the second cage half.

US Pat. No. 9,885,196

POOL CLEANER POWER COUPLING

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner, comprising:
a chassis having a motor box housing;
a motor box mounted within the motor box housing;
a pump motor positioned within the motor box, the pump motor having a rotor including a first coupling member that extends
out from the motor box; and

a debris container assembly including as one or more components thereof a rotatable shaft having a first end and a second
end, and an impeller mounted to the first end of the rotatable shaft, the second end of the rotatable shaft including a second
coupling member configured to receive the first coupling member;

wherein, when the debris container assembly is mounted on the chassis with the first coupling member engaged with the second
coupling member, the pump motor drives rotation of the rotatable shaft through engagement of the first coupling member with
the second coupling member, the first coupling member being disengaged from the second coupling member when the debris container
assembly is removed.

US Pat. No. 9,836,781

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENTING A SALES DEMONSTRATION USING A POOL/SPA CONTROLLER USER INTERFACE

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A first device for communicating with a second device to present a sales media demonstration:
the first device comprising of:
a first electronic display;
a first processor; and
a first memory, wherein the first memory when executed by the first processor is configured to:
display a control user interface simulating a pool/spa controller user interface on the first electronic display of the first
device including a plurality of buttons and/or controls;

allow a user to interact with the control user interface at the first device and operate simulated controls of the pool/spa
controller user interface at the first device;

receive, via the control user interface, a first input activating a first button and/or control of the plurality of buttons
and/or controls relating to a first at least one pool/spa system component available for purchase, wherein the first button
and/or control is associated with one or more data tags; and

generate and send a first media content message associated with the one or more data tags, to the second device based on the
first input, wherein the first media content message controls a first media presentation displayed on a second electronic
display of the second device and relating to the first at least one pool/spa system component; and

the second device comprising of:
the second electronic display;
a second processor; and
a second memory, wherein the second memory when executed by the second processor is configured to:
receive the first media content message; and
display, via the second electronic display, the first media presentation comprising of a simulated pool or spa environment,
and the first media presentation contemporaneously displaying operation of the at least one pool/spa system component in the
simulated pool or spa environment in response to the user interaction with the control user interface at the first device,
wherein the at least one pool/spa component includes a heater, a filtration system, a light, a chlorinator, a sanitizer, a
pH controller, an oxidation reduction potential controller, a valve actuator, a water feature, or a pool cleaner.

US Pat. No. 9,786,002

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENTING A SALES DEMONSTRATION USING A POOL/SPA CONTROLLER USER INTERFACE

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A first device for communicating with a second device to present a sales media demonstration:
the first device comprising of:
a first electronic display;
a first processor; and
a first memory, wherein the first memory when executed by the first processor is configured to:
display a control user interface simulating a pool/spa controller user interface on the first electronic display of the first
device including a plurality of buttons and/or controls;

allow a user to interact with the control user interface at the first device and operate simulated controls of the pool/spa
controller user interface at the first device;

receive, via the control user interface, a first input activating a first button and/or control of the plurality of buttons
and/or controls relating to a first at least one pool/spa system component available for purchase, wherein the first button
and/or control is associated with one or more data tags; and

generate and send a first media content message associated with the one or more data tags, to the second device based on the
first input, wherein the first media content message controls a first media presentation displayed on a second electronic
display of the second device and relating to the first at least one pool/spa system component; and

the second device comprising of:
the second electronic display;
a second processor; and
a second memory, wherein the second memory when executed by the second processor is configured to:
receive the first media content message; and
display, via the second electronic display, the first media presentation comprising of a simulated pool or spa environment,
and the first media presentation contemporaneously displaying operation of the at least one pool/spa system component in the
simulated pool or spa environment in response to the user interaction with the control user interface at the first device,
wherein the at least one pool/spa component includes a heater, a filtration system, a light, a chlorinator, a sanitizer, a
pH controller, an oxidation reduction potential controller, a valve actuator, a water feature, or a pool cleaner.

US Pat. No. 9,630,127

FILTER VESSEL ASSEMBLY AND RELATED METHODS OF USE

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A filter vessel assembly comprising:
an elongated housing having an interior surface;
a supporting assembly disposed within the housing;
a removable filter member configured to be at least partially disposed within the supporting assembly;
a locking assembly including a first securing member, a second securing member and a locking member disposed within the housing;
wherein the locking member is movably secured to the first securing member, thereby allowing the locking member to be moved
to a desired position;

wherein at least a portion of the first securing member is sized to rest upon at least a portion of the interior surface of
the housing;

wherein the first securing member defines a central opening therethrough, the first securing member including a lower surface;
wherein at least a portion of the supporting assembly is configured to travel within the central opening of the first securing
member to a position where an upper end of the supporting assembly mounts to at least a portion of the lower surface of the
first securing member;

wherein at least a portion of the filter member is sized to rest upon at least a portion of the first securing member;
wherein at least a portion of the second securing member is configured to be positioned above at least a portion of the filter
member resting upon the first securing member; and

wherein the movably secured locking member is configured to be moved to engage at least a portion of the locking member with
at least a portion of at least one of the first and second securing member to releasably secure the filter member to the locking
assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,593,502

SWIMMING POOL CLEANER

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A swimming pool cleaner movable along an underwater pool surface to clean debris therefrom, the pool cleaner comprising:
a body having a debris inlet and a debris outlet;
a segmented skirt including a plurality of flap members each of which extends from a proximal end hinged to the body to a
distal end which is configured for extending along the pool surface such that the skirt forms with the pool surface a plenum
from which water and debris are drawn into the inlet; and

an elongate slotted cavity defined by the body and a removable nozzle, the slotted cavity extending between two ends, the
slotted cavity pivotably holding the proximal ends of the flap members therewithin and having an openable inlet-adjacent middle
region permitting strain-free insertion of the flap-member proximal ends into the cavity;

wherein the nozzle is inserted into the debris inlet to control debris-laden water flow drawn into the debris inlet, the nozzle
being positioned over the middle region of the slotted cavity thereby retaining the flap-member proximal ends in the cavity;

wherein the slotted cavity is formed by first and second wall portions separated by a slot, a first wall-portion configuration
being continuous between the closed side ends, a second wall-portion configuration being interrupted along the inlet-adjacent
middle region;

wherein the first and second wall-portion configurations each include a plurality of spaced tabs holding the flap-member proximal
ends, the second configuration lacking the tabs along the inlet-adjacent middle region thereby opening access for sliding
the flap-member proximal ends in or out of the cavity for strain-free assembly of the segmented skirt;

wherein the cleaner body includes a frame structure extending laterally from the debris inlet along the slotted cavity, the
tabs of the second wall-portion configuration protruding from the frame structure thereby being reinforced against breakage;

wherein the nozzle has two opposite lateral sides and a cavity-adjacent side therebetween, the cavity-adjacent side including
at least one tab extending therefrom over the cavity thereby closing the inlet-adjacent middle region and retaining the flap-member
proximal ends within the cavity by providing continuity for the second wall-portion configuration;

wherein the nozzle is removable from the debris inlet and is configured for engagement with the frame structure which holds
the nozzle within the debris inlet; and

wherein the pool cleaner has a tool-free nozzle mounting including a pair of lateral protrusions each extending from one of
the lateral sides of the nozzle and a pair of frame-structure side portions extending laterally from the inlet and each engaging
the corresponding lateral protrusion of the nozzle thereby retaining the nozzle within the debris inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,924,577

UNDERWATER LED LIGHT WITH REPLACEMENT INDICATOR

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A method of determining depreciation of a lumen output of an LED, comprising:
monitoring, by a processing device, an operating characteristic of an AC power source operatively coupled to the LED;
determining, by the processing device, whether a lumen output of the LED depreciated beyond a specified lumen value based
on the monitoring; and

causing, by the processing device, an indicator to provide notification to a user based on determining the lumen output of
the LED depreciated beyond the specified lumen value.

US Pat. No. 9,885,194

POOL CLEANER IMPELLER SUBASSEMBLY

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner, comprising:
a canister body including an inlet, a top, and a bottom having a central opening, the canister body defining an inner chamber;
a filter medium disposed within the inner chamber of the canister body;
a cyclone block including a plurality of cyclone containers and a central opening, the cyclone block disposed within the inner
chamber of the canister body and at least partially surrounded by the filter medium;

a top cap including an outlet, the top cap covering the cyclone block; and
an impeller subassembly, comprising:
a sleeve having a first end and a second end;
a shaft including a first end and a second end, the shaft positioned within the sleeve with the first end of the shaft extending
from the first end of the sleeve, the shaft being rotatable within the sleeve;

a retention ring connected to the shaft and preventing the shaft from being removed through the central opening of the bottom
of the canister body;

an impeller engaged with the first end of the shaft; and
a guard secured to the sleeve and to the top cap at the top cap outlet, at least a portion of the impeller subassembly being
positioned within the inner chamber of the canister body with the sleeve and shaft extending through the central opening of
the cyclone block and positioned at least partially within the cyclone block with the second end of the sleeve being adjacent
the central opening of the canister body;

wherein the guard can be disengaged from the top cap allowing the impeller subassembly to be removed from the inner chamber
of the canister body and the cyclone block as a single unit,

wherein a first cyclonic flow is generated between the canister body and the filter medium, and a second cyclonic flow is
generated within each of the plurality of cyclone containers.

US Pat. No. 9,845,609

SWIMMING POOL PRESSURE CLEANER INCLUDING AUTOMATIC TIMING MECHANISM

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A fluid distribution system for an underwater pool cleaner, comprising:
an inlet body having an inlet for receiving a supply of pressurized fluid;
a valve assembly body in fluid communication with said inlet of said inlet body and including a plurality of fluid outlets,
a first one of said outlets for providing fluid for propelling the underwater pool cleaner in a forward direction and a second
one of said outlets for providing fluid for propelling the underwater pool cleaner in a reverse direction; and

a valve subassembly fluidicly driven by the supply of pressurized fluid and periodically switching the supply of pressurized
fluid from said first one of said outlets to said second one of said outlets to periodically change direction of propulsion
of the underwater pool cleaner, the valve subassembly comprising:

(a) a turbine rotatably driven by the supply of pressurized fluid;
(b) a cam plate including a cam track, the cam plate being operatively engaged with the turbine such that the cam plate is
rotationally driven by the turbine, the cam track having a first section and a second section; and

(c) a valve seal including a sealing member and a cam post, the valve seal being rotatably mounted adjacent the cam plate
and the valve assembly body with the cam post being engageable with the cam track, and the valve seal being rotatable between
a first position and a second position,

wherein (i) when the cam post is engaged with the first section of the cam track the valve seal is placed in the first position
where the valve seal prevents fluid from flowing through said second one of said outlets, and (ii) when the cam post is engaged
with the second section of the cam track the valve seal is placed in the second position where the valve seal prevents fluid
from flowing through said first one of said outlets.

US Pat. No. 9,878,739

POOL CLEANER MODULAR DRIVETRAIN

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner for cleaning a pool or spa, comprising:
a chassis having a motor box housing, a first drive gear box housing, and a second drive gear box housing;
a first roller set;
a second roller set;
a first roller drive gear train in mechanical communication with the first roller set;
a second roller drive gear train in mechanical communication with the second roller set;
a first roller drive gear box including a housing and a first gear stack secured within the housing, the first roller drive
gear box removably mounted within the first drive gear box housing and in mechanical communication with the first roller drive
gear train;

a second roller drive gear box including a housing and a second gear stack secured within the housing, the second roller drive
gear box removably mounted within the second drive gear box housing and in mechanical communication with the second roller
drive gear train; and

a motor box including a first drive motor and a second drive motor, the motor box mounted within the motor box housing with
the first drive motor in mechanical communication with the first gear stack and the second drive motor in mechanical communication
with the second gear stack;

wherein the first drive motor drives rotation of the first gear stack, the first gear stack drives rotation of the first roller
drive gear train, and the first roller drive gear train drives rotation of the first roller set,

wherein the second drive motor drives rotation of the second gear stack, the second gear stack drives rotation of the second
roller drive gear train, and the second roller drive gear train drives rotation of the second roller set, and

wherein said pool cleaner creates a suction effect at an inlet opening receiving debris-laden water from the pool or spa.

US Pat. No. 9,931,601

VENTURI BYPASS SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A venturi bypass system, comprising:a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet,
venturi path disposed between, and in-line with, the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet, the venturi path including a venturi defining a venturi inlet and a venturi outlet,
a bypass loop connected to the venturi path at a first joint upstream of the venturi outlet and a: second joint downstream of the venturi outlet, and
a separation tube connected to the venturi outlet;
a velocity ring disposed between the second joint and the fluid outlet,
wherein the separation tube extends fluid flowing through the venturi path downstream of the second joint at which the bypass loop connects to the venturi path.

US Pat. No. 9,909,333

SWIMMING POOL CLEANER WITH HYDROCYCLONIC PARTICLE SEPARATOR AND/OR SIX-ROLLER DRIVE SYSTEM

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner, comprising: a canister body including an inner chamber within inner walls of the canister body;
a filtering medium assembly disposed within the inner chamber of the canister body;
a fine debris container disposed within the inner chamber of the canister body, the fine debris container including a dish
and a central radial extension protruding from a bottom surface of the fine debris container; and

a cyclone block disposed within the inner chamber of the canister body and at least partially surrounded by the filtering
medium assembly, the cyclone block including a plurality of cyclone containers;

wherein a first cyclonic flow is generated between the inner walls of the canister body and the filtering medium assembly;
and

wherein a second cyclonic flow is generated within each of the plurality of cyclone containers.

US Pat. No. 9,896,858

HYDROCYCLONIC POOL CLEANER

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner, comprising:
a canister body including an inlet, a top, and a bottom having a central opening, the canister body defining an inner chamber;
a filter medium disposed within the inner chamber of the canister body;
a cyclone block including a plurality of cyclone containers and a central opening, the cyclone block disposed within the inner
chamber of the canister body and at least partially surrounded by the filter medium;

a sleeve having a first end and a second end, the sleeve extending through the central opening of the cyclone block and positioned
at least partially within the cyclone block, the second end of the sleeve being adjacent the central opening of the canister
body;

a shaft including a first end and a second end, the shaft extending through the sleeve with the first end of the shaft extending
from the first end of the sleeve;

an impeller engaged with the first end of the shaft;
a top cap including an outlet, the top cap covering the cyclone block; and
a guard engaged with the top cap and covering the top cap outlet;
wherein a first cyclonic flow is generated between the canister body and the filtering medium assembly, and a second cyclonic
flow is generated within each of the plurality of cyclone containers.

US Pat. No. 9,989,154

BUTTERFLY VALVE HANDLE

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A butterfly valve, comprising:a body assembly, the body assembly including a body, a disc rotationally disposed inside an opening of the body, a cog, and a stem passing through the disc and the body, and
a handle assembly, the handle assembly including a lever and a force ring, the lever including a proximal end and a distal end,
wherein the force ring includes two force ring openings passing at least partially therethrough,
wherein the lever includes two lever openings passing through the proximal end of the lever, and
wherein the force ring is engaged relative to the lever with at least one pin.

US Pat. No. 9,977,433

AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANER TRACTION CORRECTION

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner comprising:a housing;
a means for traversing a pool surface to be cleaned; and
a computing system having a PID control module stored thereon for maintaining a process variable at a setpoint value, the computing system configured to execute the following instructions:
receive the setpoint value for the process variable;
monitor the process variable of the pool cleaner while it is cleaning a pool surface to obtain a present state of the process variable;
calculate the phase difference between the setpoint value of the process variable and the present state of the process variable; and
tune a gain value of the PID control module to account for the pool surface the pool cleaner is cleaning.

US Pat. No. 9,951,537

TOP-BOTTOM POOL CLEANER INCLUDING A NOSE

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A top-bottom pool cleaner comprising:a top housing; and
a nose attached to the top housing and including an exterior surface and a top surface having a filter, the nose defining a chamber for receiving and retaining water within the nose;
wherein the chamber of the nose receives water through the filter when the cleaner is submerged and retains water within the chamber when the cleaner reaches a top surface of the water from under the water surface.

US Pat. No. 10,005,011

VELOCITY REDUCING POOL FILTER PORT

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool filter comprising:a filter housing having a sidewall and a bottom wall defining an inner chamber;
an inlet section positioned in the sidewall of the filter housing;
an outlet section positioned in the sidewall of the filter housing; and
a flow controller attached to the inlet section, the flow controller having a flow controller inlet, a flow controller outlet, and a wall therebetween, wherein the flow controller inlet has an inlet cross-sectional area and the flow controller outlet has an outlet cross-sectional area greater than the inlet cross-sectional area;
wherein the sidewall is cylindrical, and wherein the inlet section extends substantially tangential with respect to an outer circumference of said cylindrical sidewall.

US Pat. No. 9,992,850

LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR AN ENVIRONMENT AND A CONTROL MODULE FOR USE THEREIN

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A line control module for a light system including one or more light modules configured to output light in different colors, the line control module comprising:one or more switches configured to selectively connect a line voltage at an input of the line control module to an output of the line control module;
a non-transitory computer-readable memory storing firmware;
a processing device operatively coupled to the one or more switches and the non-transitory computer-readable medium, the processing device programmed to execute the firmware to control the one or more switches to disconnect the line voltage from the output for a first duration of time and to reconnect the line voltage to the output after the first duration of time,
wherein the first duration of time for which the power is disconnected corresponds to a command for controlling an operation of one or more light modules operatively coupled to the output of the line control module.

US Pat. No. 10,227,081

POOL CLEANER CADDY WITH RETENTION MECHANISM

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner caddy for supporting a pool cleaner and a power supply, comprising:a base having a front cleaner support, a center cleaner support, a stem locking bracket, and a channel including first and second angled locking tabs, the front cleaner support and the center cleaner support configured to engage and support a pool cleaner with wheels of the pool cleaner not in engagement with the base;
a first wheel assembly connected to the base;
a second wheel assembly connected to the base;
a stem removably mounted to the base with (i) a first portion secured within the channel by the first and second locking tabs, and (ii) a second portion secured to the stem locking bracket by a first releasable mounting means; and
a handle assembly having a mount, the handle assembly removably secured to the stem with the mount engaged with the stem by a second releasable mounting means.

US Pat. No. 10,214,933

POOL CLEANER POWER SUPPLY

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A power supply for a pool cleaner, comprising:a housing;
a user interface;
a low-power user interface printed circuit board, the low-power user interface printed circuit board in electrical communication with the user interface; and
a potted power converter board assembly, comprising:
a tray;
a high-power printed circuit board including a plurality of electrical components and low-power user interface wires, the high-power printed circuit board positioned within the tray;
an AC power input connector in electrical communication with the high-power printed circuit board and providing a power input to the high-power printed circuit board;
a female power and communication output port in electrical communication with the high-power printed circuit board and providing power output from the high-power printed circuit board; and
a potting compound positioned within the tray and surrounding the high-power circuit board and the electrical components, the potting compound isolating the high-power circuit board and the electrical components, the low-power user interface wires extending out from the potting compound and in electrical communication with the low-power user interface printed circuit board;
wherein the low-power user interface wires provide power to the low-power user interface printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,189,490

POOL CLEANER CADDY WITH REMOVABLE WHEEL ASSEMBLIES

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner caddy, comprising:a base having a first outer mounting boss and a second outer mounting boss, the first outer mounting boss having at least one angled channel and the second outer mounting boss having at least one angled channel;
a first wheel assembly including a first wheel, a first axle having at least one left-handed angled thread, a first axle receiver, and a first screw; and
a second wheel assembly including a second wheel, a second axle having at least one left-handed angled thread, a second axle receiver, and a second screw;
wherein the first axle extends through the first outer mounting boss and the first wheel with the at least one left-handed angled thread engaged with the at least one angled channel of the first outer mounting boss, the first axle receiver is secured to the base and at least partially receives the first axle, and the first screw secures the first axle receiver to the first axle,
wherein the second axle extends through the second outer mounting boss and the second wheel with the at least one left-handed angled thread engaged with the at least one angled channel of the second outer mounting boss, the second axle receiver is secured to the base and at least partially receives the second axle, and the second screw secures the second axle receiver to the second axle.

US Pat. No. 10,107,000

POOL CLEANER WITH OPTICAL OUT-OF-WATER AND DEBRIS DETECTION

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A robotic pool cleaner configured to be submerged in water and to clean an immersed surface of a pool, the robotic pool cleaner comprising:an intake pathway, the intake pathway of the robotic pool cleaner being configured to receive water and debris as the robotic pool cleaner traverses the immersed surface of the pool;
a processing device;
an optical sensor operatively coupled to the processing device and positioned relative to the intake pathway, wherein the optical sensor comprises (a) a light emitter operable to output light into the intake pathway, and (b) a light detector operable to detect the light output by the light emitter subsequent to the light entering the intake pathway;
wherein the processing device is programmed to determine whether a detectable level of debris is flowing through the intake pathway of the robotic pool cleaner based on an output of the optical sensor; and
wherein the processing device is programmed to de-energize the light emitter to measure a contribution of ambient light in the output of the optical sensor during an ambient measurement cycle, and to energize the light emitter to measure a contribution of the light output by the light emitter and the ambient light in the output of the optical sensor during a debris measurement cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,066,411

SWIMMING POOL CLEANER

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. In an automatic pool cleaner of the type motivated by flow of water therethrough to move along a pool surface to be cleaned, the flow of water being established by pumping action of a remote pump communicating with a cleaner body through a hose connected thereto, the pool cleaner including a steering system connected to the hose to direct movement of the pool cleaner with respect to the hose, the improvement comprising:a steering drive mechanism secured with respect to the cleaner body and including a main rotatable member;
a steering drive train extending from the main rotatable member to a steering mechanism which is secured with respect to the hose and steers the cleaner body in a plurality of directions with respect to the hose, the steering drive train engaged with the main rotatable member and engageable with the steering mechanism, the steering mechanism including first and second gear tracks for steering movement of the cleaner body with respect to the hose; and
a cam drive train extending from the main rotatable member to a cam mechanism which includes a cam wheel rotatably secured with respect to the cleaner body, the cam wheel operatively connected to the steering mechanism through the steering drive train, the cam wheel having outer-profile regions of greater and lesser radii each corresponding to one of the directions of the steering mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,057,964

LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR AN ENVIRONMENT AND A CONTROL MODULE FOR USE THEREIN

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A line control module for a light system including one or more light modules configured to output light in different colors, the line control module comprising:one or more switches configured to selectively connect a line voltage at an input of the line control module to an output of the line control module;
a non-transitory computer-readable memory storing firmware;
a processing device operatively coupled to the one or more switches and the non-transitory computer-readable medium, the processing device programmed to execute the firmware to control the one or more switches to disconnect the line voltage from the output for a first duration of time and to reconnect the line voltage to the output after the first duration of time,
wherein the output of the line control module is operatively coupled to the one or more light modules, each of the one or more light modules including a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable memory storing a plurality of light show programs,
wherein the first duration of time for which the power is disconnected corresponds to a command for instructing the processor of the one or more light modules to retrieve one of the plurality of light show programs from the memory, the processor executing the retrieved light show program.

US Pat. No. 10,253,517

HYDROCYCLONIC POOL CLEANER

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner for a pool or spa, comprising:a canister that collects and retains debris from water being cleaned by the pool cleaner, including an inlet, a top, and a bottom having an opening, the canister having an inner chamber, an outlet being provided proximal the top;
a filter medium disposed within the inner chamber of the canister;
one or more cyclone containers disposed within the inner chamber of the canister and at least partially surrounded by the filter medium;
a sleeve having a first end and a second end, the sleeve extending through the chamber, the second end of the sleeve being proximal the opening;
a shaft including a first end and a second end, the shaft extending through the sleeve with the first end of the shaft proximal the first end of the sleeve, the second end of the shaft being proximal the opening and having a first coupling member configured to engage a second coupling member of a drive; and
an impeller engaged with the first end of the shaft, the impeller being proximal the outlet;
wherein a first cyclonic flow is generated within the inner chamber, and a second cyclonic flow is generated within each of the one or more cyclone containers; and
wherein the impeller is rotationally driven by said drive through at least the shaft to expel cleaned water into the pool or spa.

US Pat. No. 10,166,498

GAS-EVACUATING FILTER

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A filter for fluid systems, comprising:a vessel defining an inner chamber and having an inlet and an outlet in fluid communication with the inner chamber;
a filter cartridge positioned within the inner chamber of the vessel; and
a tubular assembly having an upper end including a tube inlet, a lower end, an inner cavity extending between the tube inlet and the lower end, an interlocking section for engaging a portion of the outlet, a flow path extending between the tube inlet to the outlet when the tubular assembly is engaged with the outlet, and a solid sidewall extending between the lower end and the upper end, the tubular assembly positioned within the filter cartridge and the inner chamber of the vessel so as to force at least a portion of fluid flowing through the filter to flow along the solid sidewall toward the upper end, through the tube inlet into the inner cavity, and through the tubular assembly flow path before exiting the outlet and forcing gas trapped in the vessel to be discharged from the vessel,
wherein the tubular assembly includes one or more apertures that permit at least a portion of fluid flowing through the filter to flow into the inner cavity of the tubular assembly through the one or more apertures and exit the outlet without first entering the tube inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,161,153

POOL CLEANER CANISTER HANDLE

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner, comprising:a body including a chassis having a first catch and a second catch;
a hydrocyclonic particle separator assembly positionable on the chassis between the first catch and the second catch; and
a handle including a body having a first end and a second end, a first locking hook extending from the first end of the body, and a second locking hook extending from the second end of the body, the handle rotatably engaged with the hydrocyclonic particle separator assembly,
the handle being rotatable between an unlocked position where the first and second locking hooks are disengaged from the first and second catches and the hydrocyclonic particle separator assembly can be removed from the chassis, and a locked position where the first and second locking hooks are engaged with the first and second catches and the hydrocyclonic particle separator assembly is secured to the chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,161,154

POOL CLEANER WITH ARTICULATED CLEANING MEMBERS AND METHODS RELATING THERETO

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

2. An apparatus for cleaning a swimming pool comprising:a body having a pair of opposingly spaced wheels, an inlet disposed between the wheels through which water enters the body, and an outlet through which water exits the body;
an articulated cleaning member operatively coupled laterally side-by-side with the body and adjacent to a first one of the wheels, the articulated cleaning member being separated from the inlet by the first one of the wheels and being moveable with respect to the body to accommodate changes in terrain of a pool surface; and
a biasing member operatively coupled to the body and the articulated cleaning member and configured to apply a biasing force to urge the articulated cleaning member towards the pool surface;
wherein the articulated cleaning member comprises a housing, a wheel, and an axle operatively coupled to the wheel, the axle operatively coupling the articulated cleaning member to the body.