Patent Number: 6,250,776

Title: Niche assembly for a pool and method therefor

Abstract: A niche assembly (8) for a pool having outer wall (20), flange (22) and boss (34) formed on the flange. The boss is configured to inset in small hole (38) of pool wall (40) when the niche is fully inserted into large hole (42). At least one handle (32) is formed on backup ring (12) that screws on to the niche to mount the niche to the pool wall. The inset boss prevents rotation of the niche. The niche further includes plurality of ribs (50) formed on the outer wall. The backup ring further includes a tab (56) projecting towards the ribs. The tab and the ribs cooperate to impede unscrewing the backup ring off the niche. A seal ring (16) and 24. a gasket (18) seal a vinyl liner (64) to the flange. The seal ring has a sloping outer edge (68) and the flange has a beveled outer edge (72).

Inventors: Burkitt; Garrett J. (Simi Valley, CA), Pickle; Darrin K. (Rogers, AK)

Assignee: PacFab, Inc.

International Classification: F21S 8/00 (20060101); F21V 029/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018