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    Automatic cleaner

    I have an intex 18' x 52" ultra frame. And I am not a lazy person, i just hate vacuuming. Does anyone have or know of an automatic cleaner that works for intex pools. I have heard the aquabug. But i am looking for personal reviews and experiences from everyone here.

    Thanks in advance
    Justin

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    Re: Automatic cleaner

    We have Wanda the Whale, which is basically the same as the aquabug. I put her in for a couple of hours every Saturday morning and she does a great job. Really depends on your pump size though. We have a 22' round Intex, with the 2650 gph pump and sand filter.

    Diana
    Intex AG 22' x 52" Ultra frame, Intex 2650 pump, sand filter and SWG
    Hayward in-wall skimmer, Wanda the Whale, center fountain, Intex magnetic light

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    Re: Automatic cleaner

    I have a Diver Dave (same as Wanda the whale). +1 to Grannydi that you need enough pump to run it.
    Study a bit on pumps and you will find that the better the pump filtration system the happier you will be.
    17500 Gal Above Ground, 1.5HP Dynamo Pump, 250# Pentair Sand filter with ZeoLite. Diver Dave Cleaner. TFP test kit w/SpeedStir, 7 Grandaughters and 1 Grandson swimming every week WooooHooo!!

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    Re: Automatic cleaner

    I use an Aquabot Pool Rover Jr in my 20' Ultra Frame and it works great.
    Intex Ultra Frame 20'x52" pool (10,600 gallons); Sand filter (Model SF80110); Krystal Clear SWG (Model CS8110); AquaBot PoolRover Jr. Pool Cleaner; TF-100 Test Kit with SpeedStir

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    Re: Automatic cleaner

    I have a Blue Diamond. Inherited it with the pool. Works OK, not without negative points but does get the pool cleaned.
    Corners are difficult, also taking it out is a bit untidy - some of the debris gets spilled back.
    I am sure there are better choices but not sure as to price/performance ratio.
    Seasonal World rectangular pool, 27K gallons (data sheet), 25.3K calculated
    Jandy Stealth JHPU 2.0 PUMP, 2HP
    Jandy CL340 cartridge filter
    Pentair C320 inline chlorinator
    AquaComfort heatpump heater

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    Re: Automatic cleaner

    I have the aqua bug and like her fine. I did purchase a leaf catcher which helps as we have a few trees that like to donate to the pool. It is a must to have a good filter and be sure that as you see your bug slow down that might be an indicator of either a air leak (you didn't get the hose connected well enough), need for a backwash OR there is a lot of stuff in the leaf catcher.
    Diane

    15,000 salty gallons - 24' x 12' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame Pool
    Intex Sand Filter, Pump, SWG - TF-100 and speed stir

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    Re: Automatic cleaner

    I was going to ask the same question this morning - I have a 1500gph filter. Is that enough to run the whale/diver cleaner?
    18' x 48" Intex ultra frame
    Standard cartridge filter and SWG that came with the pool
    I started off with a Taylor test kit, but my refills are coming from TFT so I am not sure what kit you would say I have.
    Stir thingy - Check

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