Hi! First time pool owner, just starting to figure things out.
Right when I got the chemical balances figured out (mostly), a friend pointed out that my floor heads (A&A quick cleans) weren't rotating. Just popping up, then back down, then up again in the same orientation. On top of that, one of the floor heads just popped right out and is now sitting in the deep end.
Recently, I'd purchased a Polaris P955. I went into Leslie's to pick up some replacement floor heads, and the associate remembered me and said "hey, you don't need floor heads. you have the P955! the floor heads in your specific pool only serve to agitate stuff on the bottom so your filter can do it's job. your P955 will pick up that stuff on the floor, and what is doesn't pick up will be agitated so your filter can catch it. as long as you run your P955 before your pump turns on, you only need your pump for the filter; not for the floor heads."
So I'm in a spot now where, if I trust his word, I'm good to go! However, I'm also getting advice that I should have the gears for my floor heads completely replaced and have all eight floor heads replaced as well (about $850-$1000).
Can anyone tell me whether what Leslie's associate is saying sounds right? I'm not averse to spending the $ if it's necessary; but if he's correct, then it would be unnecessary.
Thanks for the advice, and if this inquiry is inappropriate for the welcome forum, please advise so that I can place it in the proper place. Thank you!