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    Please recommend a good in line filter

    I will be using the pipe from my skimmer to vacuum the pool. I understand that I should use an inline filter when I am doing this. Below are several I saw on amazon that look OK. Which of these would you pick, or can you recommend something better?

    http://www.amazon.com/Zodiac-Leaf-Catch ... B003ZTJD6K

    http://www.amazon.com/Hayward-Navigator ... 294&sr=1-3

    http://www.amazon.com/Hayward-Capacity- ... 294&sr=1-8
    36 x 18 oval pool, inground, plaster pool.
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    Pool built in 1971.

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    Re: Please recommend a good in line filter

    I should also ask, please recommend a good vacuum. I was going to get one at home depot, but since I need to order the inline filter I might as well also order a good vacuum rather than just get whatever is available at home depot.
    36 x 18 oval pool, inground, plaster pool.
    27000 gallons
    1 hp pump. Sand filter
    Pool built in 1971.

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    Re: Please recommend a good in line filter

    I have the smaller Hayward in-line and it works pretty well although I wish I had the bigger one because we get a lot of leaves in the fall. I have been using it over the last 6 years and I have had to replace the basket and o-ring once. I don't think the Zodiac would work well because of the design. I would go with the larger Hayward.
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    Re: Please recommend a good in line filter

    Thanks for the info. How about vacuum cleaner heads?
    36 x 18 oval pool, inground, plaster pool.
    27000 gallons
    1 hp pump. Sand filter
    Pool built in 1971.

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    Re: Please recommend a good in line filter

    For just a pole head cleaner, the ones at Lowes and Home Depot work fine. But if you are after an automatic vacuum, I would recommend ThePoolCleaner. I think it is one of the best suction side cleaners out there.
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    Re: Please recommend a good in line filter

    Thanks again. One more question - Do I need a small hose to connect the in line filter to the pipe in the skimmer, or does it fit down in there and plug in directly?
    36 x 18 oval pool, inground, plaster pool.
    27000 gallons
    1 hp pump. Sand filter
    Pool built in 1971.

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    Re: Please recommend a good in line filter

    The container is made to go between two sections of the flex hose.
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    Re: Please recommend a good in line filter

    So is the flex hose already sectional, or do I need to buy 2?
    36 x 18 oval pool, inground, plaster pool.
    27000 gallons
    1 hp pump. Sand filter
    Pool built in 1971.

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    Re: Please recommend a good in line filter

    The hose normally comes is 3' sections but it does depend on the type of hose you get. I noticed at Lowes that they have single 3' sections as well.
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    Re: Please recommend a good in line filter

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985
    For just a pole head cleaner, the ones at Lowes and Home Depot work fine. But if you are after an automatic vacuum, I would recommend ThePoolCleaner. I think it is one of the best suction side cleaners out there.
    I had the brushes on my Hayward vac head go bad so I headed to Lowe's and picked up the one they have for less then $20. It worked but the brushes were set over an inch in from the sides of the head that it made it difficult to clean corners and along the edge of the bottom of the pool. I ended up ordering replacement brushes for my hayward head. Just make sure the brushes on whatever you get are along the outside edges of the vac head.
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