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Thread: Good Spa cleaning to go with PoolCleaner

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    Good Spa cleaning to go with PoolCleaner

    I purchased the PoolCleaner (based on prior posted discussions) for my plaster pool and it works wonderfully. However, I have lots of dirt in the Spa. The hose for PoolCleaner is long enough to go to the Spa. I would appeciate any recommendation of a good spa cleaner that may work with the PoolCleaner hose or an independent cleaner to clean just the spa.

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    Re: Good Spa cleaning to go with PoolCleaner

    is this spa attached to your pool and an overflow type? if it is, probably the easiest way is just to drain it into your pool, clean any gunk and let it fill back up. you can use a wetdry vac if you have one to suck the gunk out. I have a pool buster that I figured would be good for my steps and spa, but honestly, its easier to just drain the thing.
    8000 gal diamond brite pool with 650 gal spillover spa, Pentair 3hp VS pump. Jandy Cartridge filter and Jandy Heat Pump. Jandy PDA automation system with 2 Pentair Laminars. SmartPool NC74S Robotic Pool Cleaner.

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    Re: Good Spa cleaning to go with PoolCleaner

    The spa overflows to the pool. I am not sure how to drain the spa and clean the spa (with what?). I thought it would be easier for me to vaccum the dirt with a vacuum.

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    Re: Good Spa cleaning to go with PoolCleaner

    We have the same setup, but use an Baracuda MX8 vacuum side cleaner for the main pool. The pool looks great, but every once in a while, the spa will get some junk. Leaves are not a problem as I always keep the settings such that the spa overflows into the pool (except in spa mode). This overflow carries the leaves into the pool, where the skimmer and MX8 eliminate. To clean the spa, I (or my pool guy) will use a standard pool vacuum to clean it up. This is also good for the pool steps where the MX8 doesn't typically reach.
    38K in ground pool with attached spa. Current equipment: Easytouch 8 (521150) with IC-60 SWCG with web control by Autelis, 1x Pentair IntelliFlo 011018 pump (for filter), 1x Pentair 2HP WhisperFlo pump (for waterfall), 2X Pentair IntelliBrite 5G 12V lights, Pentair MiniMax400 NG Heater, Pentair SMBW2060 DE filter. Zodiac Barracuda MX8 cleaner on dedicated cleaner line. Lighting/home automation controlled by Insteon/ISY-99i.

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    Re: Good Spa cleaning to go with PoolCleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by shufen
    The spa overflows to the pool. I am not sure how to drain the spa and clean the spa (with what?). I thought it would be easier for me to vaccum the dirt with a vacuum.
    if it connects, then you would set the output to go only to the pool and set the suction to come from the drain in the spa, that willl drain it fairly quickly, whatever gun is on the bottom, most of it will probably get sucked down the drain and you can also use a broom to move it towards the drain.

    if you have one of those old school manual suction vacs, you could probably use that too. I don't have one of those and the solutions with bags just tend to spread the dirt around.
    8000 gal diamond brite pool with 650 gal spillover spa, Pentair 3hp VS pump. Jandy Cartridge filter and Jandy Heat Pump. Jandy PDA automation system with 2 Pentair Laminars. SmartPool NC74S Robotic Pool Cleaner.

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    Re: Good Spa cleaning to go with PoolCleaner

    Thanks, I will give it a try.

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    Re: Good Spa cleaning to go with PoolCleaner

    If it's just a small amount of debris, than a Polaris Spa Wand works wonders.

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