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    Pool vacuums 101

    If I don't have a Polaris hookup, can I still use a robot vacuum? This may sound like a dumb question, but I've never owned a pool before, so there you go.

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    Re: Pool vacuums 101

    Robot cleaners require no special plumbing to run. They run only on electricity. All you need is a GFCI outlet that you can plug the robot's power supply into near the pool. Each robot comes with it's own power supply. It's similar to a vacuum with a cord that you'd use in the house, but obviously is self-propelled. There are also wireless versions that would run much like a robotic vacuum cleaner with no power cord, but I have no experience with those.
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    Re: Pool vacuums 101

    Great, thanks. That was the answer I was looking for.
    1964 Sylvan 18' x 46' in-ground - 32,000 Gal - re-plastered June 14, 2015, Diamond Brite quartz plaster - Hayward DE 4820 Filter - 1.0 HP Emerson motor with a Hayward super pump

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