First, thank you to everyone on the forum. I just purchased a home with a pool in swamp mode and the advice on this forum is pretty much solely responsible for teaching me how to clean the pool.
I'm new to pools and looking for advice on what type of cleaner to purchase. I've read over other threads and the overview and have some questions.
First, here is my plumbing setup:
Does the return go back to the filter or to the jets? When I backwash the filter, I notice if I don't get it quite clean, the Jets blow dirty water back into the pool, so I assume the water comes to them from the pump/filter.
So my only option seems to be a suction cleaner or a bot. My pool has a V shape in the deep end. From all four sides in the deep end, the walls slope inward, creating a crevice at the bottom. I'm not sure if this will pose a problem for any cleaners. The pool is old and does not have drains.
A bot sounds great and I was looking at the Dolphin Diagnostic, but many people on Amazon say the motor dies after 1-2 seasons. Any suggestions?