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    Running a leaf gulper from the pump

    i have hard piped my intex pool and Hayward 1hp DE ec-40. I was wondering if it would be possible to add a hose bid and have enough pressure to run a leaf gulper? I vacuum but the leaf gulper is faster for big leafs and things and it would be nice to use w/o adding extra water.
    5061 gal AG Intex 16 x 48 Ultra metal frame installed 8/10/14. 1500 gph Intex Cartridge Filter Pump with over side skimmer. Intex SWG 7k gal. TF-100 Kit

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    Re: Running a leaf gulper from the pump

    Great question. I don't get enough leaves during the season, but usually end up with a ton that end up in the pool over the winter. I'd love to be able to do something like this a couple times per year.
    2016 total pool rebuild thread: here. Pool: 26,000 gal IG vinyl liner (20'x40') in Madison, WI. Gear: ​Superflo VS, Triton TR-60 filter, 2" hi-flow MPV, & Raypak 266A heater. Testing: Taylor K-2006C. Manual chems: 12.5% NaClO liquid, granular CYA, baking soda, 31.25% muriatic acid.

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    Re: Running a leaf gulper from the pump

    What is a "leaf gulper"? Got a pic?
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    Re: Running a leaf gulper from the pump

    http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Leaf.../dp/B002WKO8OK

    A garden hose is connected to it, forcing the stream up into the bag. That creates a suction that pulls the leaves up into the bag. They work well, but they're a pain in the hoo-haa, and they can add a lot of water to the pool of you have a lot of leaves.
    2016 total pool rebuild thread: here. Pool: 26,000 gal IG vinyl liner (20'x40') in Madison, WI. Gear: ​Superflo VS, Triton TR-60 filter, 2" hi-flow MPV, & Raypak 266A heater. Testing: Taylor K-2006C. Manual chems: 12.5% NaClO liquid, granular CYA, baking soda, 31.25% muriatic acid.

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    Re: Running a leaf gulper from the pump

    Yep, I have seen them. I would think a big, heavy duty leaf net would be easier, quicker and maybe even cheaper if you already didn't own the gulper.
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    Re: Running a leaf gulper from the pump

    I used to have a hose bib connected to my 2 HP Anthony pump which provided enough pressure for a spa mini-vac:
    http://www.amazon.com/Pentair-R20114.../dp/B0002DK9Q0

    I don't know if your 1 HP pump could provide sufficient pressure for a leaf gulper, but unless you have a ton of leaves in your pool, hooking it up to a hose shouldn't add a significant amount of water.
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    Re: Running a leaf gulper from the pump

    Might have a hose bib in the barn. I guess it would be easy to give it a try. I already have the leaf gulper. My dad had an extra.
    5061 gal AG Intex 16 x 48 Ultra metal frame installed 8/10/14. 1500 gph Intex Cartridge Filter Pump with over side skimmer. Intex SWG 7k gal. TF-100 Kit

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