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    Manual Vacuum heads

    Can anyone give suggestions on what the best manual vacuum head is? I have a vinyl pool and right now I am using a rectangle type head from Home Depot. I have also used the triangle type but get the feeling that there may be something else better out there.
    20'X40' in ground pool. 8' deep with standard shallow end. Vinyl liner. Hayward pump and Filter. Using BBB method as of August 2015.

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    Re: Manual Vacuum heads

    Woo! What a tough question. So many choices out there. I'll give you a couple quick links though. Mine is identical to the first one on the Amazon page (flex head). Because my pool is rectangular in shape with very good suction, it works quite good and the flex is very nice around curves and slopes. But you might like some of the heads with other angled options:
    Amazon.com: Pool Vacuum Heads: Patio, Lawn Garden
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    Re: Manual Vacuum heads

    Thank You for your input!
    20'X40' in ground pool. 8' deep with standard shallow end. Vinyl liner. Hayward pump and Filter. Using BBB method as of August 2015.

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    Re: Manual Vacuum heads

    Not all triangle vac heads are created equal. I bought a cheap one at a pool store years ago, used it once and demoted it to storage. Went back to my Hayward. This year, I replaced my Hayward (model SP1068DL) and was surpised how well it worked with all the bristles still there. Also, my old one was so old, I didn't realize the plastic was supposed to be transparent. That also helps a lot. However, it took Amazon three tries to send me one that had all the parts, and not broken upon arrival.

    -R
    29,085.1 gal inground grecian vinyl, Hayward Super Pump VS, Hayward S-240 sand filter, Dolphin Nautilus Plus (aka Agador Spartacus), Taylor K-2006 kit, nice pool brush, crappy leaf net, frogs

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    Re: Manual Vacuum heads

    I had the Poolmaster and it worked great. Last week the plastic clip on the head broke and I replaced the Poolmaster with Hydro Tools 8126 Super Aerodynamic Weighted Pool Vacuum Head.....which STINKS. As I'm vacuuming the head gets suction stuck to the bottom of the pool. I have to turn off the pump to unstick it.
    Montgomery, AL
    27000 16 x 36 IG, Vinyl, Grecian, Hayward Sand filter, 1 HP Pentair whisperflo motor, Aqua Genie filter not by choice, no extra jets, Dolphin s300i robotic cleaner,Taylor K 2006 test kit, speed-stir which I couldn't live without!

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