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    best type of Vac head?

    What does everyone use? Ive been using an Astral vac head like this.

    Problem is that it doesnt have a brush/bristles on it just a flat rubber seal.

    Any ideas?

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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    Re: best type of Vac head?

    What kind of pool surface?
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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Re: best type of Vac head?

    It really depends on the surface. You don't want to roll the vacuum across a vinyl liner in an above-ground pool; it may leave tracks that will fill up with fine silt and be even worse.

    I use one that looks like yours. Not so hot in the corners, but that's what the brush is for. I find slow movement works best, sorta sneak up on the dirt and let it get pulled in rather than pushed away by turbulence.
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