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    So, when can I use a vacuum?

    Pebble plaster 2 weeks old, been brushing 2x per day. Not much dust that i can see but on the bottom is seems like i am just brushing old dust around. So continue 2x per day for another 2 wks then vacuum?

    Also when do i clean the filter? i have the largest Jandy filter they make.

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    Re: So, when can I use a vacuum?

    The vacuum my PB gave us has plastic wheels. The startup guy put it in the pool exactly 1 week after plaster. It was fine. I used it last week (plaster 2 weeks old) because I had so much dirt in the pool from them filling and grading.
    Walmart and Lowe's actually have brush head vacuum heads for really cheap if you want to get one.
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    Re: So, when can I use a vacuum?

    Thx, i will try the brush before i get a robot
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    Re: So, when can I use a vacuum?

    Do you have a bottom drain? I turn all my suction to the bottom drain and brush debris toward the drain. You are ok to brush once a day now.
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    Re: So, when can I use a vacuum?

    The pool cleaner is perfectly fine to use right now. A pebble finish is much different than traditional plaster.... Fire it up
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    Re: So, when can I use a vacuum?

    Yep, two bottom drains, since my skimmer and main drains are tied together, i think i need to adjust somthing in the bottom of the skimmer? Will try that.
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    Re: So, when can I use a vacuum?

    Yes, there is a diverter valve to divert flow between skimmer and drain. I agree with Brian that it is fine to launch the pool cleaner in a pebble pool.
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