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    Need Advice, Pool Cleaner Port..Suction or Pressure?

    I had originally planned to have my cleaner port be a pressure side with the option of a booster pump in the future for a Polaris, etc.
    After reading some comments on different automatic pool cleaners, I'm leaning towards the Poolvergnuegen 2x suction side cleaner. SImple effective (for this size and type pool) and no booster.
    Ours is a 18x36 play depth, 3'6"-5'4"-3'6" approx 16,000 gal. with only grass clippings and small leaves expected to be the main debris.
    Does anyone think this is not a good idea?
    While I'm plumbing to my pump I can easily run my cleaner line to the suction side, (right) vs to the pressure side, (left) lines and have a dedicated suction line 18" down in the water like a return.

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    Any other ideas appreciated,
    Thanks, John
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    Re: Need Advice, Pool Cleaner Port..Suction or Pressure?

    Sounds like a heckuva plan to me. Do we get pics when you finish the build?
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    Re: Need Advice, Pool Cleaner Port..Suction or Pressure?

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyp
    Sounds like a heckuva plan to me. Do we get pics when you finish the build?

    Absolutely, many more pictures to come....Also many questions.

    Thanks for the vote of approval,
    John
    "Experience is what you get, just after you needed it."

    Owner DIY build, steel/liner kit, 18x36 Deer Creek, sport depth, approx 17,500 gal,
    Aqua Plus SWG, 1 1/2 hp, 2 speed, 300# sand filter and twin Color logic 4.0s, MX-8 Cleaner.
    My DIY Pool Build

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    Re: Need Advice, Pool Cleaner Port..Suction or Pressure?

    I have a 4-wheel suction Poolvergnuegen and love it.
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    Re: Need Advice, Pool Cleaner Port..Suction or Pressure?

    Using suction side Poolvergnuegen 2x with DiamondBrite IG pool, it runs around very well even at 900 rpm @ 90 watts power, albeit a tad slow. Another program picks up speed a few times a week as needed.

    Depending on your surface, be sure to get the correct types of wheels for your pool.

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    Re: Need Advice, Pool Cleaner Port..Suction or Pressure?

    Thanks for the recommendations.

    Quote Originally Posted by susa
    Depending on your surface, be sure to get the correct types of wheels for your pool.
    Good point; I remember a poster having to pay $100 extra for wheels because the salesperson never asked. (I believe he eventually had the money refunded).

    Suction cleaner line it is.

    Thanks, John
    "Experience is what you get, just after you needed it."

    Owner DIY build, steel/liner kit, 18x36 Deer Creek, sport depth, approx 17,500 gal,
    Aqua Plus SWG, 1 1/2 hp, 2 speed, 300# sand filter and twin Color logic 4.0s, MX-8 Cleaner.
    My DIY Pool Build

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