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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Automatic Pool Cleaners

    There are many different kinds of pool cleaners, each with advantages and disadvantages. For some background on the range of choices available, take a look at Automatic Pool Cleaners over at Pool School.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaners

    Will do.. Thanks!

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    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaners

    That is what I really need.

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    Jun 2014
    Tucson, AZ

    Automatic Pool Cleaners

    I have a suction side cleaner (Pentair KreepyKrawly SandShark). I also have dedicated suction port separate from my skimmer basket.

    If I only had my skimmer port to work with, I'd probably get annoyed with having to play with a suction splitter and regulator to get the KK to work with skimmer. I'd likely go with a robot.

    It's also important to note that a suction cleaner should also have an inline leaf bag canister to catch debris so it doesn't get into your suction line. I got a really bad clog in my suction line (**** mesquite trees!!) because I did not have an inline leaf canister. They will slow a KK down a little but it's well worth the $50 to not have to deal with a clogged line.

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