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    Pool cleaner recommendations?

    I'm looking to save some time on my weekly pool cleaning task (I currently do it manually). What I determined so far, is that I would probably want one that is powered by the pool pump. I don't have a whole lot of debris on my pool floor (mainly some leaves). It also doesn't matter too much if the cleaning is slow; I would just drop the cleaner in the pool about once a week. My pool is medium sized at roughly 16000 gallons and gradually drops off from 3 feet to about 8 feet, so the cleaner should be able to climb that hill. I also want it to be gentle on the plaster since I just replastered the pool last summer and don't want to do that again any time soon.

    Any suggestions on what to get?

    Thanks so much!!

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    The Pool Cleaner is one of the better suction side cleaners

    www.thepoolcleaner.com

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    Thanks so much for that link!! Any idea what the price range roughly is? I don't think I saw it mentioned anywhere?

    Quote Originally Posted by salp
    The Pool Cleaner is one of the better suction side cleaners

    http://www.thepoolcleaner.com

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    Just bought a 4 wheel suction cleaner for around $550 from Pool Plaza. I had to purchase the tires for a vinyl pool for $100 the unit comes with tires for concrete/plaster. I have not received it yet, once I do I will try to repost and let you know how it works.
    35K IG Vinyl 20 x 40 self built pool, Hayward Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter 31" 98gal/min, Hayward TriStar 1.85hp, Hayward 400btu heater, BBB method w/Hypo, Jazz light w/matching fiber optic rope lighting around coping w/syncronized color wheels. Concrete Paver deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonknox
    Just bought a 4 wheel suction cleaner for around $550 from Pool Plaza. I had to purchase the tires for a vinyl pool for $100 the unit comes with tires for concrete/plaster. I have not received it yet, once I do I will try to repost and let you know how it works.
    Why would you have to spend $100.00 more for vinyl when all you have to do is specify what surface you have... There is no up charge for that.

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    I guess they got me Sal. They did not indicated that I had the option to request that. Shame on them.

    I called pool plaza and asked why they did not sell me a unit with the proper tires and they indicated that they did not know that they had a choice. That is scary. I pointed them to another website that does give you a choice and pointed out that if I did not get a credit for the tires I bought I would be returning the unit as soon as I received it. They have agreed to credit my account but I do not think that I will use the unit until I see the credit. What a hassle. I really have a low tolerance for companies that do not train employees in the products that they sell.

    Thanks Sal!
    35K IG Vinyl 20 x 40 self built pool, Hayward Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter 31" 98gal/min, Hayward TriStar 1.85hp, Hayward 400btu heater, BBB method w/Hypo, Jazz light w/matching fiber optic rope lighting around coping w/syncronized color wheels. Concrete Paver deck.

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    Looking forward to your review

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    I received and installed my cleaner (The Poolcleaner 4wheel suction) and let it run over night. I woke up to a sparkling clean pool. It even picked up the leaves that were being drawn in by the main drain. As of two days in I am very pleased with my purchase.
    35K IG Vinyl 20 x 40 self built pool, Hayward Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter 31" 98gal/min, Hayward TriStar 1.85hp, Hayward 400btu heater, BBB method w/Hypo, Jazz light w/matching fiber optic rope lighting around coping w/syncronized color wheels. Concrete Paver deck.

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    Did you get your $100.00 back???

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    I sure did. Thanks
    35K IG Vinyl 20 x 40 self built pool, Hayward Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter 31" 98gal/min, Hayward TriStar 1.85hp, Hayward 400btu heater, BBB method w/Hypo, Jazz light w/matching fiber optic rope lighting around coping w/syncronized color wheels. Concrete Paver deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonknox
    I received and installed my cleaner (The Poolcleaner 4wheel suction) and let it run over night. I woke up to a sparkling clean pool. It even picked up the leaves that were being drawn in by the main drain. As of two days in I am very pleased with my purchase.
    Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonknox
    I guess they got me Sal. They did not indicated that I had the option to request that. Shame on them.

    I called pool plaza and asked why they did not sell me a unit with the proper tires and they indicated that they did not know that they had a choice. That is scary. I pointed them to another website that does give you a choice and pointed out that if I did not get a credit for the tires I bought I would be returning the unit as soon as I received it. They have agreed to credit my account but I do not think that I will use the unit until I see the credit. What a hassle. I really have a low tolerance for companies that do not train employees in the products that they sell.

    Thanks Sal!
    Just doing my due diligence here while looking for a pool cleaner. I don't see an option anywhere for the at the pool plaza. Can you point me to that site where it is?
    22,000 In-Ground Vinyl Fox Pool
    250,000 MiniMax Pentair natural gas heater
    4 returns 1 skimmer 1 main drain
    1hp Hayward Max Flow II single speed
    Sand fox pool Filter
    First year owner of the aforementioned.

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    >> Just bought a 4 wheel suction cleaner for around $550 from Pool Plaza.

    sounds overpriced, see this

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpunchy
    Quote Originally Posted by jasonknox
    I guess they got me Sal. They did not indicated that I had the option to request that. Shame on them.

    I called pool plaza and asked why they did not sell me a unit with the proper tires and they indicated that they did not know that they had a choice. That is scary. I pointed them to another website that does give you a choice and pointed out that if I did not get a credit for the tires I bought I would be returning the unit as soon as I received it. They have agreed to credit my account but I do not think that I will use the unit until I see the credit. What a hassle. I really have a low tolerance for companies that do not train employees in the products that they sell.

    Thanks Sal!
    Just doing my due diligence here while looking for a pool cleaner. I don't see an option anywhere for the at the pool plaza. Can you point me to that site where it is?
    You probably need to call them, it is a special order, so it might take a couple extra days, but it should be the same price.

    You should not pay any increase for differenct pool surfaces...

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    Re: Pool cleaner recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrpunchy
    Quote Originally Posted by jasonknox
    I guess they got me Sal. They did not indicated that I had the option to request that. Shame on them.

    I called pool plaza and asked why they did not sell me a unit with the proper tires and they indicated that they did not know that they had a choice. That is scary. I pointed them to another website that does give you a choice and pointed out that if I did not get a credit for the tires I bought I would be returning the unit as soon as I received it. They have agreed to credit my account but I do not think that I will use the unit until I see the credit. What a hassle. I really have a low tolerance for companies that do not train employees in the products that they sell.

    Thanks Sal!
    Just doing my due diligence here while looking for a pool cleaner. I don't see an option anywhere for the at the pool plaza. Can you point me to that site where it is?
    For the life of me I can not find the website that asked what type of pool surface you had during the ordering process of the cleaner. I will keep looking and let you know.
    35K IG Vinyl 20 x 40 self built pool, Hayward Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter 31" 98gal/min, Hayward TriStar 1.85hp, Hayward 400btu heater, BBB method w/Hypo, Jazz light w/matching fiber optic rope lighting around coping w/syncronized color wheels. Concrete Paver deck.

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    I recently bought the 4-wheel model. Works great! When there are a lot of leaves, I still have to clean those up manually but that's not too big of a deal. Works well overall!

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