Background: my pool is a 36x16 play pool, so the depth goes from 3.5, 5 ,4. Not very much slope, basically a flat bottom. I have an A&A infloor cleaning system. The surface is pebbletec. I have to get out the manual vacuum about twice a week to get rid of the small leaves and debris from the bottom of the pool. It seems like the infloor system just blows the debris around. If it winds up in the drain it's just by accident. I have a neighbor who has the same setup installed by the same pool builder and he says his works great, but his pool has a deep end. My guess is that the deep well collects all the debris right at the main drain.
So my questions are:
1. Is it normal for infloor systems to be this much less effective in a play pool? (I feel like I wasted thousands of dollars on the cleaning system)
2. Should I break down and buy a pool cleaner?
3. If I do will it have issues with the pop ups?