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    Vacuum suggestions for 12' blue blob

    Thought I could make it through the summer with just being diligent with my net and brush cleaning and was doing well. However a friend mowed for us unexpectedly and therefore there was no cover on the pool which I normally do when we mow. Now the bottom of our pool has lots of fine particles from the dust and tiny tiny bits of grass. Nothing that will stay in my net, and had no luck brushing trying to filter it out. We would like to buy something that works decent enough but not spend a fortune. Suggestions???
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    Re: Vacuum suggestions for 12' blue blob

    You can buy battery powered vacuums. I have one and it works great. I forget the name of the vacuum

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    Re: Vacuum suggestions for 12' blue blob

    Quote Originally Posted by 1380ken View Post
    You can buy battery powered vacuums. I have one and it works great. I forget the name of the vacuum
    Thanks so much. Do you remember where you got yours? I'm going to look at Leslie's Pool today.
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    Re: Vacuum suggestions for 12' blue blob

    Have you considered something like this? It's only like $33.
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bestway-Pool-Vacuum/35494535
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    Re: Vacuum suggestions for 12' blue blob

    Pool blaster makes several models. They'll also work if you later upgrade to a bigger pool. Before the kids get out, make them run in a circle and create a whirlpool. All the debris will pile up in the center and you vacuum it all up in two minutes. I recommend the "fine silt bag" option if you go that route.
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    Re: Vacuum suggestions for 12' blue blob

    mine was called the catfish been working for us for 5 years now here is the link
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    Re: Vacuum suggestions for 12' blue blob

    I saw a nice Pool blaster on clearance at Sam's Friday for $89.00. I thought about picking one up for a spare. I love mine and use it all the time. I second getting the fine filter bags.
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    Re: Vacuum suggestions for 12' blue blob

    X2 on Pool Blaster
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    Re: Vacuum suggestions for 12' blue blob

    Quote Originally Posted by POPPA S View Post
    mine was called the catfish been working for us for 5 years now here is the link
    Amazon.com : Water Tech CATFISHPPV Pool Blaster, Catfish : Swimming Pool Handheld Vacuums : Patio, Lawn Garden
    That is the same one that I have. I also have had it for about 5 years and it still works great. I bought it at BJs.

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    Re: Vacuum suggestions for 12' blue blob

    When I had my "blue blob" I had some sediment. I did a whirlpool to gather the dirt in the scented, then used my net with some cheesecloth on it, with a pantyhose knee high over it.
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    Re: Vacuum suggestions for 12' blue blob

    I went really cheap (back when we had a 1000 gallon ring top pool) - used an old piece of 1.25" hose we had lying around, fastened one end of it to a long stick with a hose clamp, filled the hose up in the pool, and dumped the loose end overboard, a bit downhill from the pool. Once the siphon was going, I'd steer the in-pool end of the hose around to pick up the dirt.

    The suction was great and water poured out at an impressive rate, which encouraged rapid vacuuming ��. Some topping up of the pool was needed afterwards.

    This would probably have worked better with an official pool pole and vacuum head, but, as I said, I was after cheap and quick the day I first tried this.
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    Re: Vacuum suggestions for 12' blue blob

    Thanks so much for all the input. I found an inexpensive pool blaster vac. It was still pushing a lot of the sediment back into the pool even with the fine mesh bag, so after a couple of times I resorted to putting a pair of panty hose onto the vac above the intake but below the returns on the sides. After two more runs it was all caught in the panty hose and my pool is clean. However... Now I have a leak somewhere. If it ain't one thing it's another.
    Vinyl Pop Up Easy Set Ring Pool -Summer Escapes / 12'x30" / 24 inch water line / 1,586 gallon capacity according to manual. First time pool owner. HTH 6-way test kit (temporarily).

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