I need recommendations for a pool cleaner. I have at least two huskies swimming multiple times a day. I just upgraded from the intex sand 1600gph pump and filter to a Hayward Xtream 150 and a 1.5 hp pump. I know the pump is oversized but I only run about 6 hours a day and I want to put in several solar collectors soon. Currently the pool is surrounded by sand. I will be building a 1/3 round deck about 12" below the lip of the pool to match my existing screened porch.
I vacuumed yesterday, but today, the dogs have put so much sand in the pool again. I am debating between suction aqua bug or pressure side cleaner Polaris 65 or an aqua bot Jr. Which would be best with perpetual sand getting in the pool?
Also thinking of making the one return in the stainless panel another suction intake since it is next to the skimmer. I would fashion a very deep suction intake about three feet down to increase circulation. Then I would probably hard plumb two returns on opposite sides of my tiny pool. Has anyone tried this? I feel it would be safer to reduce the suction from just the skimmer.