I would like to get a vacuum for my pool. ( I have a vacuum, but I'm referring to the self cleaning kind ) I've seen the little ones that look like lady bugs. I'd love to get a good big one, but what I'm really needing is a cheap one, lol. Hopefully next season we'll have more in the budget but it will depend on where I'm at in school. Are these worth the money? I'd like to stay under the three hundred dollar range, so if there are any suggested hungry little critters, I'd love to get more information on them as well.
How often you recommend replacing the sand? The guy at the pool store said at least once a year, but I've read some places/sites say every ten years.. and of course a more logical every three to four years.
And finally I need to replace the spider gasket in my filter. It is a jacuzzi tidewater, but I've had the most difficult time finding parts/information for it. Are they pretty universal? I figured I'd wait and do it at the end of the season when I do the total check over. This spring I replaced sand and repaired some bad laterals, so I just as well get her all fixed up and ready for next year. Any suggestions on finding the right one?