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Thread: Recommendation for AGP Vacuum - Manual or Automatic?

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    Mar 2015
    Cleveland, Ohio

    Recommendation for AGP Vacuum - Manual or Automatic?

    Hi, I'm just opening up the pool for the first time this week (we installed at the end of last summer, but are finally hooking up the electrical and getting everything running, so the pool is pretty grimy). I'm looking into equipment that's needed but I'm looking for recommendations for a either a manual or automatic pool vacuum. I'm open to arguments for which you prefer as well (I'd obviously rather do less work, but if the automatic ones don't work as well, I'll deal with the manual.) Not really any trees around the pool, but a lot dirt and grim (from the kids) and tons of bugs and just general nature floating around. I have a 24' foot round above ground pool with a cartridge filter (see info in my signature below) and I am very, very new at this. Thank you!
    Just bought first above-ground pool!
    24' x 54" round Matrix by Sharkline
    150 sq. ft. Pentair cartridge filter with 1 1/2 HP dual speed pump
    Looking into heaters now...
    Any help is appreciated!

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    Piolin's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    Miami, FL

    Re: Recommendation for AGP Vacuum - Manual or Automatic?

    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

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    Jul 2014
    Lodi Ca

    Re: Recommendation for AGP Vacuum - Manual or Automatic?

    automatic robot cleaner. Pool Rover Jr.
    Tim Jacobsen Lodi Ca.
    18'x48" Intex Ultra Frame (5700 Gallons)
    TF 100 Test Kit, Speedstir, & Sample Sizer. Liquidator Installed.
    Hayward C550 Cartridge Filter (55 Sq. Ft.), 1HP Powerflo LX Pump, Pool Rover Jr.

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    May 2012
    Montville NJ

    Re: Recommendation for AGP Vacuum - Manual or Automatic?

    I have a Zodiac Wahoo, and I really cont recommend it. It is a suction side cleaner, and it works well, once you get it working. It is pretty touchy when the suction pressure it needs, and the supposed rgulator it comes with really does not help much. I am starting to look at stand alone electric robots, like the above mentioned Pool Rover.

    27' Round ABG (17,000 gal) - +/- 11 hours of full sun per day
    Hard plumbed Hayward Perflex EC-40 DE filter w/ 1 HP pump (Got a new one June 2015)
    Filered 4 hours per day (on a timer)
    Pentair Aqualuminator - now working - and now dead once again, this time for good.
    Zodiac Wahoo

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    jmcdtucson's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Recommendation for AGP Vacuum - Manual or Automatic?

    Depends on how much you like vacuuming the pool It's like having another room in the house you have to vacuum every few days.
    I finally got the Aquabot once I got sick of vacuuming all the time.
    Intex 12'x24'x52"
    8,403 gallons
    Intex SF60110 2450 GPH Sand Filter
    Intex CS8110 SWG
    Aquabot AJET121I Pool Rover S20-40

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