Old Sears Pool Part
Hello - I've searched and searched but can't come up with the top plate nut (spring nut, cage nut, etc...) It receives the bolt that connects the top plates.
I can post a pic for you if needed. Please let me know where I may find this nut. I've found many "U" nuts but they only connect to one side of a plate. The one I need clips between two plates so it needs a lip on each side. Thanks for any help. Will
Hi Will. I know all about the old Muskin clip nuts. These pools have been around a long time and I have installed hundreds of replacement liners in them. I always kept a good supply of these nuts in my parts box and we went through a lot of them. When the day came that we ran out, and there were no more to be found, we improvised. You can take a regular nut and hold it in place by squeezing you hand in behind the upright. I remember that being a little painful at times when the pool wall is baking in the Arizona sun on one of those 120 degree days. It's enough to singe the hair off your arms.
Finding a Muskin dealer might also be a way to get these. Sears and Penny's both sold the Muskin pools for many years. They can be found under either the Muskin name or possibly Ovation.
Muskin quit using the clip nuts many years ago and now use an oversized fat screw. I think the slot is smaller than the one you have so these may not work.