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Thread: Tired of Skimmer Line Clogs

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    Tired of Skimmer Line Clogs

    The volume of pine needles that fall into our pool clogs up the skimmer vacuum line quickly. I'm looking for a leaf canister that fits a manual vacuum line. Anyone know what those may be called? All I'm finding are canisters for automatic cleaners...
    Albuquerque, New Mexico - 17k gal, IG vinyl, 3/4 Hayward Super Pump, 18" Hayward sand filter with zeo, Dolphin Diagnostic cleaning robot, TF-100

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    Re: Tired of Skimmer Line Clogs

    You may be able to use the ones for automatic suction cleaners. You would have to check your present vac hose end size and also buy one length (about 3 feet long) of auto cleaner hose. If the vac hose doesn't easily fit the canister, there may be an adapter to help make the connection.

    Your vac hose plugs into one end of the leaf canister. The 3' hose connects to the other end of the leaf canister and plugs into you vac suction port or skimmer.

    Something similar to the Hayward W530 just may be the ticket.
    ​12,300 gal IG play pool - Pebbletec - built 10/1999 || Hayward S360SX 36" sand filter || Hayward Ecostar SP3400 VSP || A&A In-Floor cleaning system || Quik Water Leveler || Quik Dek-clor (limited use)
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