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    wedding cake step problem.

    One of the cylider lids that hold the pebbles/sand that weigh down the stairs fell off. Not sure when it happend because the pool was not used for a long time. The result is tiny pebbles all over bottom of pool. Vacuum doesn't seem to grab them. They were sticking so I took a brush the the bottom and loosened them up. Not sure how to get them up. Any ideas?

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    Re: wedding cake step problem.

    Try a shop vac?
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    Re: wedding cake step problem.

    What kind of vacuum do you have and how does it connect to the pool?

    A manual vacuum is your best bet if you can get the suction high enough to pick the pebbles up.
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    Re: wedding cake step problem.

    If that won't work, I think I would brush them all to one area and just sweep them into a regular old dustpan. This is assuming your pool is in swimming condition though...
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    Re: wedding cake step problem.

    I have been fighting what I call my snowglobe of a pool. Dead algae I think. But I am getting a handle on it. I can actually see bottom of pool now, which is new. I left pump off overnight and in the morning I could see bottom and decided to vacuum. When I started the stuff shot straight back into pool. Not sure how to remedy that. New filter? I have one on order. I am cleaning the current one like six times a day. how about using the hose to suck up the rocks and not attatch the vacuum head?
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    Re: wedding cake step problem.

    Get a skimmer sock and suck them up into it. I wouldn't use the hose end unless it's very smooth and if you do be careful.
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    Re: wedding cake step problem.

    how do i suck them into a skimmer sock?
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    Re: wedding cake step problem.

    Sorry I didn't explain it better. If your vac uses a plate that goes on top of the skimmer basket take a skimmer sock or knee high and stretch over the skimmer basket. That way the small ones won't go thru the pump.
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    Re: wedding cake step problem.

    ohhh......that makes sense. so vacuum like normal but put on a skimmer sock......thats a great idea.
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    Re: wedding cake step problem.

    I finally took goggles and hooked up the hose to the skimmer and spent two hours going under finding the pebbles and sucking them up.....I was exhausted. I need scuba gear. It worked though. I am going to do it again tomorrow.
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