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    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    northern California

    Used pool vac

    Recently while browsing the local Craigslist, I saw a used pool vac for $50. The ad said it was an older pool vac and all it needed was new feet. I did not buy it but I wonder if it is a good idea to get a used pool cleaner. For one thing, it will have to be disinfected for algae. What do you guys think?
    IG pebbletec pool: size of pool: 27,000 gal; filter: cartridge - Hayward Superstar Clear; pump size: 1.5 HP; TF 100 Test kit - got it on 7-29-10; The Pool Cleaner-4-wheel suction model; Pool calculator:; bleach calc:

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Chicago, IL

    Used pool vac

    Obviously it's hit or miss buying used equipment, but I've been very successful (or lucky) doing so over the years. Thus year I picked up a two year old Hayward 250k BTU heater and a 5+ year old Aquabot T4 robot. Both work flawlessly, although I did need to replace the drive belts on the Aquabot.

    I didn't notice any algae on the used robot, but even if there were some, it's nothing than a good cleaning can't resolve.

    I plan on sticking with the used equipment route anytime I can. I much prefer Craigslist over the pool store.
    28K, 20' x 40' IG - Vinyl Liner, Hayward DE Filter, 1.5HP Pump, 250K Hayward BTU Heater, Aquabot Breeze 4WD robotic cleaner

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