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    Baeritto's Avatar
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    Jun 2016
    Arlington, TX

    Pool vacuum??

    I am awaiting my test kit. It should be here tomorrow. Is a pool vacuum necessary and if so, what do you guys recommend? IG plaster.

    (Salt water pool, **estimated until further notice**12,000 gallons, currently a SWAMP, 3-5 foot deep, DE filter, *i don't think I have a SWG?)
    SWG IG pool, *estimated until further notice* 12k gallons, DE Filter, in ground skimmer, currently a SWAMP.

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    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: Pool vacuum??

    You have options on how to clean schmutz out of the bottom of the pool.
    Your choices include a fancy electric robot ($$-$$$), a small battery vac ($) or manually (less than $!) by using the skimmer, the long vacuum hose and a pole.
    How to vacuum an Inground Pool Video - YouTube

    Take a pic of your equipment pad and we can tell you if you have a SWG.
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    Re: Pool vacuum??

    I'm with Yippee - minimum is a telescopic pole, leaf scoop attachment, brush attachment, vacuum head attachment, a hose in good shape, skimmer plate, and if needed, a cuff for attaching the hose to the skimmer plate. If there's a vacuum port on the pool, I wouldn't use it until after the pool is clean. I'd think about automated cleaners after ending the mystery of what's down there, assuming you don't know the history of the pool.

    I have a 12K pool, and I swear if I had a main drain, I could do it all with a leaf scoop and the brush. That said, for a swamp, I would close the main drain valve and not play with it until after I could see the intakes at the bottom of the pool.
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