I'm still contemplating the auto-cleaner for the pool, but I'm going to try a manual one first. The problem is, I can't really find anything out there. And, almost all of the threads here discuss auto-cleaners.
Back in history when I was a child, at home we had a simple device. A hose connected to a pole with a cleaner end on it that you sweep the floor and walls with. Connected to the suction side. This is what I want. I can't find this anywhere for some reason. Searching for "pool cleaner" gets me a wide variety of robots and other mystical and expensive items that seem to be talking about astronomical distances rather than dollars.
Where can I find one of these suckers and how much should I pay? Does anyone even use these anymore? If so, any recommendations?