Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Automatic Pool Cleaner this year

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    High Point, N.C.
    Posts
    37

    Automatic Pool Cleaner this year

    Hey Everyone,

    I really appreciate this site. Reading the posts have really helped me to have a "trouble free pool" over the years.

    I have been using a pool buster, but want to treat myself to a auto cleaner this year. The debris that collects in my pool is usually very fine dirt with a few leaves, so after reading here I was thinking of a suction side cleaner. What do you think about this choice? If I get a suction side cleaner (thinking of The Pool Cleaner 4X) the only place I currently have to connect it is the skimmer. Could that be a problem?

    I also have two concerns before I buy that I would like your input on:

    1) Will the cleaner I buy be able to negotiate the 15 pop-up cleaners in the pool floor?
    2) The deep end has a plateau design near the pool wall (where you can stand at about shoulder depth) that has a sharp decline (just a little > 45 degree) to the deepest part of the pool. Will the cleaner fall off or topple over or are they designed to not turn over?

    Thanks for the help and for your support!
    20,000gal, inground, vinyl liner, 1.5hp Hayward Superpump, Hayward sand filter, Heat Pump, CircuPool SWG, BBB w/o Borax, one skimmer, Caretaker floor popups, two return jets at stairs, waterfall.

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Hazelton, PA
    Posts
    57

    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaner this year

    If you have "in-floor" cleaner (pop ups), I think you will be hard pressed to find any cleaner that would work.

  3. Back To Top    #3
    kenandshari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Savannah, GA
    Posts
    134

    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaner this year

    We don't have infloor pop-ups, but we do have a small ledge around the deep end that lets you stand along the walls at about waist deep (fiberglass pool). We use a Nitro Wall Climber and it does a great job getting leaves and fine dirt. The bottom drains are actually on the deep end wall about 2" up from the pool floor and it has only gotten stuck on those 2 or 3 times in the 5 months we have been using it. The deep end ledge does fool the Nitro into thinking it is at the top of the wall in the deep end, but it's not really a big deal for us since the walls really don't collect dirt and it is easy enough to brush them about once every other week. Good luck with whatever you choose.
    Ken & Shari
    Savannah, GA
    16' x 40' freeform fiberglass inground (Pacific model, mfg by Tallman Pools), 23k gal, 2" plumbing throughout, Intellichlor IC-40, Easy Touch controller, Intelliflow VS 3050 pump, Pentair Clean & Clear Plus Quad Cartridge filter. 4 Jandy deck jets (3/4" plumbing), Fiberstars color changing lighting, SR Smith salt friendly diving system, Interfab Wild Ride slide, Aquasol Solar Heat (5 panels 4'x12' DIY install automated with ET) RIP Nitro Wall Climber Mar 2011-Aug 2012, Nitro is survived by a Polaris 360.

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SW Georgia
    Posts
    298

    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaner this year

    I have a 4-wheel suction and love it. The manufacture welcomes phone calls and will be able to answer any questions. I called and they seemed very up front and honest and I believe that if there cleaner would not work with your system they would tell you. I don not believe they are just in it for the sale they honestly want their cleaners to work for you.
    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.

  5. Back To Top    #5

    In the Industry
    ThePoolNinja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    61

    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaner this year

    Zodiac MX8.

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaner this year

    I'm gonna have to agree with PoolNinja. You can install it through your skimmer or dedicated suction line. The tracks will also give it good traction no matter what type of pool you have. Even if you happen to get small leaves in your pool once in a while you can add the Leaf Catcher to the line.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •