US20150337553A1 - Water fountain return fitting for swimming pools and spas - Google Patents

Water fountain return fitting for swimming pools and spas Download PDF

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US20150337553A1
US20150337553A1 US14/738,909 US201514738909A US2015337553A1 US 20150337553 A1 US20150337553 A1 US 20150337553A1 US 201514738909 A US201514738909 A US 201514738909A US 2015337553 A1 US2015337553 A1 US 2015337553A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H33/00Bathing devices for special therapeutic or hygienic purposes
    • A61H33/60Components specifically designed for the therapeutic baths of groups A61H33/00
    • A61H33/601Inlet to the bath
    • A61H33/6021Nozzles
    • A61H33/6031Extendible or retractable
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
    • E04H4/00Swimming or splash baths or pools
    • E04H4/12Devices or arrangements for circulating water, i.e. devices for removal of polluted water, cleaning baths or for water treatment
    • E04H4/1209Treatment of water for swimming pools
    • E04H4/1245Recirculating pumps for swimming pool water
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H33/00Bathing devices for special therapeutic or hygienic purposes
    • A61H33/02Bathing devices for use with gas-containing liquid, or liquid in which gas is led or generated, e.g. carbon dioxide baths
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B05SPRAYING OR ATOMISING IN GENERAL; APPLYING FLUENT MATERIALS TO SURFACES, IN GENERAL
    • B05BSPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES
    • B05B1/00Nozzles, spray heads or other outlets, with or without auxiliary devices such as valves, heating means
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E04BUILDING
    • E04HBUILDINGS OR LIKE STRUCTURES FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSES; SWIMMING OR SPLASH BATHS OR POOLS; MASTS; FENCING; TENTS OR CANOPIES, IN GENERAL
    • E04H4/00Swimming or splash baths or pools
    • E04H4/12Devices or arrangements for circulating water, i.e. devices for removal of polluted water, cleaning baths or for water treatment
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H2201/00Characteristics of apparatus not provided for in the preceding codes
    • A61H2201/01Constructive details
    • A61H2201/0188Illumination related features
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61HPHYSICAL THERAPY APPARATUS, e.g. DEVICES FOR LOCATING OR STIMULATING REFLEX POINTS IN THE BODY; ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION; MASSAGE; BATHING DEVICES FOR SPECIAL THERAPEUTIC OR HYGIENIC PURPOSES OR SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE BODY
    • A61H33/00Bathing devices for special therapeutic or hygienic purposes
    • A61H33/60Components specifically designed for the therapeutic baths of groups A61H33/00
    • A61H33/601Inlet to the bath
    • A61H33/6021Nozzles
    • A61H33/6052Having flow regulating means

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  • the present invention is a water return fitting that connects to the end of a water return line in a swimming pool, spa, or the like and through which filtered water is pumped back into the swimming pool, spa, or the like.
  • a unique curved pressure adjustable tube operates in conjunction with a adjustable head and various nozzle to produce a fountain of aeriated water into the swimming pool, spa, or the like.
  • Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a detachable fitting to allow ease of mounting and providing disconnection when minimal force is applied to the return fitting preventing a safety hazard to swimmers.
  • Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a water return fitting that can rotate 360 degrees
  • Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a water return fitting with a nozzle that can rotate 360 degrees.
  • Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a pressure regulation method via the perforated tube and sleeve alignment.
  • Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a water return fitting that is length adjustable enabling the nozzle to protrude above the water surface regardless of the distance from the water return line and the water surface.
  • Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a water return fitting that is easy to install into the end of a water return line and is manufactured out of plastic material to reduce cost and eliminate risk of corrosion.
  • Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a water return fitting with multiple parts that can be easily assembled correctly without the need of special tools or equipment.
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the fountain water return fitting of the present invention in its assembled state as it would be installed into a water return line of a swimming pool or spa.
  • FIG. 2 is an exploded view of the return fitting of the present invention.
  • FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the female threaded base attachment ring of the present invention.
  • FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the male threaded retention t tube of the present invention.
  • FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the female threaded, curved , perforated, male threaded, perforated, female slotted lower tube of the present invention.
  • FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the perforated pressure adjustment tube of the present invention.
  • FIG. 7 is a perspective view of the female slotted, perforated, male threaded, upper tube of the present invention.
  • FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the female threaded lock nut of the present invention.
  • FIG. 9 is a perspective view of the female threaded curved female threaded nozzle base of the present invention.
  • FIG. 10 is a perspective view of the male threaded nozzle of the present invention.
  • FIG. 11 is a sectional view of the return fitting of the present invention in its assembled state.
  • FIG. 12 is a sectional view of the return fitting of the present invention with arrows indicating the direction of the primary and secondary water flow.

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The high flow water return fitting of the present invention is designed to connect directly to the end of a water return pipe in a swimming pool, spa, or the like. Water return fittings have been available for many years and have the primary purpose of returning filtered water back into a swimming pool, spa, or the like. However, the water return fitting of the present invention does not only return water into the swimming pool, spa, or the like, it also redirects the water outflow above the water surface, producing a fountain of pressure regulated airborne stream of aeriated water, substantially increases the area of water in the pool that can be circulated or agitated,

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  • The present invention is a water return fitting that connects to the end of a water return line in a swimming pool, spa, or the like and through which filtered water is pumped back into the swimming pool, spa, or the like. A unique curved pressure adjustable tube operates in conjunction with a adjustable head and various nozzle to produce a fountain of aeriated water into the swimming pool, spa, or the like.
  • Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a detachable fitting to allow ease of mounting and providing disconnection when minimal force is applied to the return fitting preventing a safety hazard to swimmers.
  • Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a water return fitting that can rotate 360 degrees
  • Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a water return fitting with a nozzle that can rotate 360 degrees.
  • Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a pressure regulation method via the perforated tube and sleeve alignment.
  • Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a water return fitting that is length adjustable enabling the nozzle to protrude above the water surface regardless of the distance from the water return line and the water surface.
  • Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a water return fitting that is easy to install into the end of a water return line and is manufactured out of plastic material to reduce cost and eliminate risk of corrosion.
  • Yet another object of the present invention is to provide a water return fitting with multiple parts that can be easily assembled correctly without the need of special tools or equipment.
  • The above objects and other features of the present invention, as well as the structure and operation of various embodiments of the present invention, are described in detail below and with reference to the accompanying drawings.
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  • The accompanying drawings which are incorporated by reference herein and form part of the specification, illustrate various embodiments of the present invention and, together with the description, further serve to explain the principles of the invention and to enable a person skilled in the pertinent art to make and use the invention. In the drawings, like reference numbers indicate identical or functional similar elements. A more complete appreciation of the invention and many of the attendant advantages thereof will be readily obtained as the same becomes better understood by reference to the following detailed description when considered in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein:
  • FIG. 1 is a perspective view of the fountain water return fitting of the present invention in its assembled state as it would be installed into a water return line of a swimming pool or spa.
  • FIG. 2 is an exploded view of the return fitting of the present invention.
  • FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the female threaded base attachment ring of the present invention.
  • FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the male threaded retention t tube of the present invention.
  • FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the female threaded, curved , perforated, male threaded, perforated, female slotted lower tube of the present invention.
  • FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the perforated pressure adjustment tube of the present invention.
  • FIG. 7 is a perspective view of the female slotted, perforated, male threaded, upper tube of the present invention.
  • FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the female threaded lock nut of the present invention.
  • FIG. 9 is a perspective view of the female threaded curved female threaded nozzle base of the present invention.
  • FIG. 10 is a perspective view of the male threaded nozzle of the present invention.
  • FIG. 11 is a sectional view of the return fitting of the present invention in its assembled state.
  • FIG. 12 is a sectional view of the return fitting of the present invention with arrows indicating the direction of the primary and secondary water flow.

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1. A water return fitting that connects to a water return line of a swimming pool, spa, or the like, redirecting the water outflow above the water surface, producing a fountain of pressure regulated, aeriated water, substantially increases the area of water in the pool that can be circulated or agitated, and comprising of: A mounting ring with grooves and threads (“Mount Ring”), said mounting ring connector having a front end and a back end and that is in physical connection with said water return line, and that is in fluid communication with said water return line. A tube with threads and grooves (“Retaining Tube”), said tube connector having a front end and a back end and that is in physical connection with said mounting ring, and that is in fluid communication with said water return line. A tube with locking clips (“Mount Clip”), said mount clip connector having a front end and a back end and that is in physical connection with said mounting ring and retaining tube. A curved perforated tube with threads and grooves (“Lower Tube”), said lower tube connector having a front end and a back end and that is in physical connection with retaining tube and mount clip, and that is in fluid communication with said water return line. A perforated tube (“Bypass Tube”), said perforated tube having a front end and a back end, and that is in physical connection with lower tube. A retention ring with threads and grooves (“Lower Ring”), said lower ring having a front end and a back end, and that is in physical connection with lower tube and bypass tube. A tube with threads and grooves (“Upper Tube”), said upper tube having a front end and a back end and that is in physical connection with said lower tube, upper ring, and head, and that is in fluid communication with said water return line. A retention ring with threads and grooves (“Upper Ring”), said upper ring having a front end and a back end and that is in physical connection with said upper tube, and head. A curved tube with threads and grooves (“Head”), said head having a front end and a back end, and that is in physical connection with extension tube and curved tube, and that is in fluid communication with said water return line. A tube with threads and grooves (“Stream Nozzle”), said stream nozzle having a front end and a back end and that is in physical connection with said head, and that is in fluid communication with said water return line. A curved tube with threads, grooves, and a light emitting within the center of the tube (“lighted Head”), said lighted head interchangeable with the head of the water return fitting, having a front end and a back end, and that is in physical connection with extension tube and curved tube, and that is in fluid communication with said water return line. A tube with threads, grooves, and multiple perforations (“Shower Nozzle”), said shower nozzle interchangeable with the stream nozzle of the water return fitting having a front end and a back end and that is in physical connection with said head, and that is in fluid communication with said water return line. A tube with threads, grooves, and oblong contour (“Blade Nozzle”), said blade nozzle interchangeable with the stream nozzle of the water return fitting having a front end and a back end and that is in physical connection with said head, and that is in fluid communication with said water return line.
2. A water return fitting that connects to a water return line of a swimming pool, spa, or the like according to claim 1 wherein said head is rotatable attached such that said head can rotate 360 degrees relative to upper tube.
3. A water return fitting that connects to a water return line of a swimming pool, spa, or the like according to claim 1 wherein said perforated tubes are encased within one another and alignment allows for the adjustment of water pressure exiting the water return fitting, thus adjusting the distance angle and height.
4. A water return fitting that connects to a water return line of a swimming pool, spa, or the like according to claim 1 wherein said lower tube is adjustable to 360 degrees relative to mount ring
5. A water return fitting that connects to a water return line of a swimming pool, spa, or the like according to claim 1 wherein said nozzle, said lock nut, and said tubular connector are made of a plastic material.
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