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    Leaving Poolvergnuegen in pool

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    Is it generally considered a bad practice to leave a Poolvergnuegen cleaner in the pool for days at a time? I assume doing so could shorten its lifespan, but no idea if that's the case.

    Just looking for feedback. It is nice to just have it in the pool throughout a rainy and/or windy period. However, while not the most expensive thing in the world, i wouldn't want to have to buy a new one in the next five years or so.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Leaving Poolvergnuegen in pool

    We put them in full time year around. Doing this you may have to put a new set of tires on in a few years.
    What you are talking about is very minor use, no worries.
    Just make sure you dont coil the hose.

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    Re: Leaving Poolvergnuegen in pool

    I leave mine in the pool nearly all the time and it has been 5+ of operation. So far I haven't seen much degradation althouigh soon I will be on my third set of tires but that is because I run the cleaner almost every day.
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    Re: Leaving Poolvergnuegen in pool

    Awesome. That's great to know. Thanks everyone.

    For you guys that have replaced tires, can anyone comment on the difference in performance in the default tires and the ones which are made for vinyl and fiberglass when used in a vinyl liner pool? I am considering buying a set of these, but not sure if they will work as well as the default tires, since my drain covers are fairly high.

    Here's a pic of the ones they say are best for vinyl liners:



    Here's a pic of the ones i have now:

    Pentair WhisperFlo WFDS-4 - Pentair Tagelus TA 100D
    16x32 Vinyl Rectangle 3.5 to 8 ft deep - One skimmer, One dedicated suction, three returns - 2" PVC
    Poolvergnuegen Two Wheel Suction Cleaner - One Poolskim
    Inter-Fab T7 Diving Board w/Edgewater Assy - Four Pentair Deck Jets - Intermatic T10604R
    Circupool RJ45 - Taylor K-2006 Test Kit (purchased prior to learning of the TF-100, unfortunately)

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    Re: Leaving Poolvergnuegen in pool

    I have only used the first ones but from what I understand, the second set are useful if your cleaner gets hung up on the floor drain or anything else. Otherwise, the first set work fine.
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    Re: Leaving Poolvergnuegen in pool

    I've had The Pool Cleaner for 3-1/2 seasons and keep it in the pool all the time and run it for 2 hours every day (well, at night). I need to replace the bag almost every year and have had to replace a wheel that broke at the attachment to the body and one hose and two couplings.
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    Re: Leaving Poolvergnuegen in pool

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985
    I leave mine in the pool nearly all the time and it has been 5+ of operation. So far I haven't seen much degradation althouigh soon I will be on my third set of tires but that is because I run the cleaner almost every day.
    X2 - except I haven't had the need to replace tires. I have them on standby, though...
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    Re: Leaving Poolvergnuegen in pool

    I came across this thread, which asked the very question I had. Would leaving The PoolCleaner in the pool all the time shorten it's lifetime?

    Looks like lots of folks leave theirs in the pool all the time, some of them even running most of the time that the pump is running. Guess if it is running all the time when the pump is running, then some parts would wear out faster, like tires.

    On my pool I have a Intelliflo VF pump, and it uses substantially more electricity when The Pool Cleaner is running. So, my plan is to often just disconnect the hose at the skimmer, and let it sit (not running) in the pool.

    Hopefully sitting in the pool water (and not running) won't shorten it's lifetime.
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    Re: Leaving Poolvergnuegen in pool

    It's mostly the bag that will deteriorate faster from the chlorine. It's supposed to be chlorine-resistant, but I think it still degrades slowly over a year or two if kept in the water all the time.
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    Re: Leaving Poolvergnuegen in pool

    And Chem Geek, that bag you are talking about it something that is only on the pressure Pool Cleaners, correct? So those that have suction Pool Cleaners don't have to worry about the bag....
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    Re: Leaving Poolvergnuegen in pool

    Yes, that's right. The bag is only on the pressure cleaner.
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