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    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Double Oak, TX

    Pool vacuum

    I have a Lettro (now Pentair) Legend. 10 years old. Still works well.

    It has been very windy in TX and I am collecting dust/sand in the pool at record levels, especially in shallow area like steps into the pool and pool seats. Historically I sweep the sand to deep end of pool, sweep into filter, and allow the robot to [ick up[ what it can. I have been considering a pool vacuum for a couple years because this process is inefficient. I have large collections of sand in a small space, then sweep the sand to the furthest pool location with the highest volume of water. Is there a quality pool vacuum I can use for spot cleaning that will improve the efficiency of removing sand from the pool?

    35K gallons, StaRite S8D110 DE Filter, Pentair IntelliFlo vs3050 pump, IG gunite

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Pool vacuum

    I have a cheap vacuum head I bought at Lowes. Without a lengthy explanation of why it has to be this way, I connect the hose straight into the inlet in the strainer. Believe me, it sucks plenty hard! Getting shingle grit out of the corners is the hard part; the vacuum will pick them up no problem. And it takes a pretty good tug to get the hose adaptor out of the skimmer when it's running.

    I don't think you need to look for the Cadillac of vacuums.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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