This is a replacement adapter for an Intex Vacuum. The adapter that swivels and connects the pole to the vacuum head broke, and instead of ordering a whole new assembly, I decided to create my own part for replacement. The model turned out beautifully.
The OEM part has very thin walls (roughly ~3mm) which feels a bit weak, I increased my models thickness to around ~4-4.5mm thick for longevity.
This model should be an exact replacement for any Intex Vacuum. Hope you guys get use out of this!
If any of you guys need the pins or V spring parts, I can model those for you too if it's needed!
I printed this at 0.32mm layer height with a 0.6mm nozzle for strength and layer adhesion, however, I would actually recommend printing this with a bit smaller layer height to decrease the amount of support necessary underneath and to maintain proper roundness.
I printed this with the rounded sides down to minimize support material, and have layers running the length of the print where force will be exerted against.
PETG was the filament of choice as this needs to endure a decent bit of force and sitting outside in the sun every so often. PLA is not recommended unless you keep your pool supplies in proper containers 95% of the time.