We recently just got a new house with a 30k gallon pool with a diving board and deep end. For the most part we finally got the pool clear, but the inground pop up cleaning system isn't very effective. We are still having to manually vacuum alot of dirt. All the pop ups are all working after having to spend a bunch of money replacing them but they just don't do a very good job of moving the leafs and dirt. The pool is Pebble Tech and I have heard that the inground systems don't work very well on Pebble Tech.
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So I'm looking at switching to an automatic pool cleaner like Barracuda, Hayward or something along those lines. What's the best way to go about this? I assume that the automatic pool cleaner would get hung up on the pop ups so I would have to disable them. My pool currently has 4 outlets around the pool, could i simply re plum it so that all the water only goes to those 4 outlets? Because right now there's no way to turn off the pop ups.
Also, I would have to run my vacuum hose into the skimmer, so there's no way I could use the skimmer then right? Currently my pool gets alot of leafs in it from the trees so the skimmer has proven to be valuable and I would like to use it if at all possible.
Thanks for the help!