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    Vacuuming the pool

    So I have a confession to make. I have never 'vacuumed' the pool. Ever.

    Now...the mouse does run 3 hours a day and that generally keeps it spotless except for maybe a stray piece of leaf or mulch here and there. Those are always easier to just pick up with fingers and toss out when in the pool.

    I was just curious as to how common the need to NOT vacuum is? I don't even have a vacuum hose for the pool.
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    Re: Vacuuming the pool

    Hey...Partly because we have a automatic cover but Skippy and I have abbreviated our vacuuming to just using a PoolBlaster Max vac when we need to pick up schmutz from the pool. Mostly centepedes-ugh! Our water is so clear if you don't pick up the schmutz it stands out like a sore thumb.
    We'll use that to tidy up the pool almost daily...five minutes of time zip-zap! we're done! Sure beats dragging out that heavy big hose set!

    We're more conscientious about brushing and Skippy does that while in the water. Makes him feel useful, y'know?

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    Re: Vacuuming the pool

    No vac for me either. I run the cleaner sometimes and brush weekly-ish.
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    Re: Vacuuming the pool

    Quote Originally Posted by eqbob View Post
    So I have a confession to make. I have never 'vacuumed' the pool. Ever.

    Now...the mouse does run 3 hours a day and that generally keeps it spotless except for maybe a stray piece of leaf or mulch here and there. Those are always easier to just pick up with fingers and toss out when in the pool.

    I was just curious as to how common the need to NOT vacuum is? I don't even have a vacuum hose for the pool.

    Oh man you don't know what you are missing, it is sooooooo much fun ! ! !


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    Re: Vacuuming the pool

    I prefer vacuuming the pool to vacuuming the house.
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    Re: Vacuuming the pool

    I haven't vacuumed my pool for years although the folks that open the pool do an initial vacuuming when the pool is opened in May of each year. I have Kreepy Krawly that I put in for about 1-2 days per week and I will often dive in and manually vac using the hose detached from the KK.
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    Re: Vacuuming the pool

    I manually vacuum because I am too cheap/broke to buy anything better. However on a good note I did manage to pay-off my pool last year.
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    Re: Vacuuming the pool

    I'll confess one further and say not only do I not manually vacuum, rarely do I brush it either. The auto vac runs at least every other day and sometimes a little more often, depending on what falls from the pecan tree. I do check the walls when I'm testing and they always squeak so I'm good.


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    Re: Vacuuming the pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    I manually vacuum because I am too cheap/broke to buy anything better. However on a good note I did manage to pay-off my pool last year.
    That must be a great feeling!

    I hate vacuuming the pool. It is like Lucy and Ethel meet the pool. I am such a klutz getting everything coordinated to work. My robot is a bust and I am waiting on Maytronics to pick it up and send me a new one. My Pool Blaster died and I am waiting on them to send it back to me so I have no choice but to drag the stupid vac out. On a positive note though I finally learned how to use it correctly.
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    Re: Vacuuming the pool

    ok. Thanks for all the responses! So I guess I'm not the only one in this situation. Good to know. I also do not "have" to brush. I do occasionally, but not because I see anything. The only metal in the pool is the light and the screws for the main drains and the overflow grate. KK runs 3 hours per day just zipping along and having a good time, so I let it do its thing. I always check the metal that I see when I'm swimming laps.
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