Wet niche and accessories for vinyl and sprayed cement pools

Patent No. 9,068,373

Issued: June 30, 2015
Filed:  March 12, 2012
Term Extension: 395 days

Inventors: Sickler; Perry (Endicott, NY), Calafut; Edward J. (Vestal, NY)


At least one socket in a swimming pool allows for the mounting of at least one pool accessory by way of a post mounted in the socket. In some embodiments, the socket is located in the bottom of the pool. In some embodiments, the socket is coupled to an electricity source to provide electricity to the post or pool accessory. In some embodiments, the socket is coupled to an air source to provide bubbles. In some embodiments, the socket is coupled to a fog source to provide a fog supply. In some embodiments, the socket is coupled to a water source to provide water flow to the post or pool accessory. In some embodiments, the fluid supplied to the post includes a scent. In some embodiments, the socket includes a light source and the post includes optical fibers to transmit light from the light source through the post.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/451,871, filed Mar. 11, 2011, entitled "WET NICHE AND ACCESSORIES FOR VINYL AND SPRAYED CEMENT POOLS". The benefit under 35 USC 119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.


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