I was out manually vacuuming the pool this morning and thinking how nice it will be to get an automatic cleaner.
I was having issues manually vacuuming such as not great suction and the vacuum kept flipping up on me (either forwards or backwards, like parallel to the pole). Our pool is 18x38 and it took a good hour and half to vacuum the leftovers of the rain shower yesterday. It didn't really seem to suck up the dirt either, but leaves it was okay with. Our pool has sloped edges (about 45 degrees in deep end, and a little less as it transitions to the shallow end). I had a time trying to get it to lay flat on the sloped edges. It was much better on the flat parts.
FYI -The flow was set to full skim and there are "weights" on the end of the hose that attaches to the vacuum head I think (I think it's part of the hose). Our pool is 36,000 gallons and the pump is 1.5HP. Also, our pump is located about 12 feet from the pool and above the water level about 6 inches.
Is this a case of vacuum user error?
If I purchase a vac (such as Kreepy Krauly Kruiser) will I still have these same issues?