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    Advice on this automatic cleaner

    I am on a strict monthly budget, but the price of this item will allow me to purchase an automatic cleaner. Does anyone have thoughts about this item?

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    Re: Advice on this automatic cleaner

    That is not very much cleaner for a pool the size of yours. Do you have a dedicated suction line?

    You may get good use from that suction style cleaner but you may find it more trouble than it's worth. All the new technology is in robots but they are three times the price to start. That said, I have doubts that cleaner will do much on a pool your size.
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    Re: Advice on this automatic cleaner

    Do you have a bottom drain? I went without a cleaner for about a year and had good success turning all suction to the bottom drain and brushing to the drain.
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    Re: Advice on this automatic cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    That is not very much cleaner for a pool the size of yours. Do you have a dedicated suction line?

    You may get good use from that suction style cleaner but you may find it more trouble than it's worth. All the new technology is in robots but they are three times the price to start. That said, I have doubts that cleaner will do much on a pool your size.
    Oh really? this is too small for my pool? I should note that my pool is also a sports pool so there is no deep end to contend with. i know that a 30' hose will not fully reach from one corner of the pool to the opposite side. Again, however, i'm only interested in this particular cleaner for the PRICE. I'm very budget constrained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Do you have a bottom drain? I went without a cleaner for about a year and had good success turning all suction to the bottom drain and brushing to the drain.
    I do have a bottom drain, but I don't even know how to operate it. I am convinced it doesn't even suck any water. i've pushed dirt and leaves near it, and nothing. i've even put my foot and hand on it during pump operation and feel nothing. is there a valve somewhere that needs to be turned on to make it work?
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