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    Pool Newbies with a big leaf problem! And questions...

    Pool Newbies here with an Intex 14'x4' round AGP with a big leaf problem! Our most level spot in the yard happened to be very close and partially under a huge live oak tree; plus all of our property is covered in live oaks. While this will be nice during July and August in Texas, it is not so nice now due to leaves and fuzzies coming off the tree and into the pool!! Every day I am spending hours cleaning up leaves and junk off the bottom of the pool with my handheld leaf skimmer. Since we have had storms the last few days the leaf issue is even worse. The cover that came with the pool just comes off or into the pool with the slightest wind. It is worthless in my opinion. I am wondering if I could use a above ground leaf net by itself to capture the leaves? Maybe something like this?
    http://www.cheappoolproducts.com/15ft~R ... oduct.html

    Then when we want to swim we just take the mesh cover off. Plus I can't put the Intex cover on or off by myself.

    My H got a automatic pool cleaner but it won't even budge by itself so I manually 'vaccuum' with it every day. We think the 1000 gph pump doesn't have enough suction power to run it. I do clean the filter every other day as well. We are thinking of upgrading to the Intex 2500 gph filter pump with timer. We hope to not have to put a lot of extra money into this pool, as we are considering this our 'practice' pool to see if we want to eventually upgrade to an inground after a couple years.

    We are brand new at this, and neither of us have any experience whatsoever with owning/maintaining a pool. We are using the BBB method though and were thrilled to find this site. It is awesome.

    Thanks for reading, and we're looking forward to replies and suggestions.
    TF100 kit, Sharkline AGP Heritage 27' round 54" deep, Dual speed Pentair clean & clear Optiflo pump with 150 sf cartridge filter, just installed! Location: North Texas.

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    Re: Pool Newbies with a big leaf problem! And questions...

    I've seen a lot of good reviews for this item. I wish I could use it on my pool!
    http://www.poolskim.com/
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    Re: Pool Newbies with a big leaf problem! And questions...

    That and a leaf blower so you don't just dump them in the pool removing it.
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    Re: Pool Newbies with a big leaf problem! And questions...

    Thanks! How does the poolskim attach to my kind of pool? I have Intex Ultra Frame 14' ag
    TF100 kit, Sharkline AGP Heritage 27' round 54" deep, Dual speed Pentair clean & clear Optiflo pump with 150 sf cartridge filter, just installed! Location: North Texas.

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    Re: Pool Newbies with a big leaf problem! And questions...

    I upgraded my pump a couple of years ago and my automatic vacuum does wonders. I couldn't ever get it to work on the stock intex filter/pump.
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    Re: Pool Newbies with a big leaf problem! And questions...

    definitely upgrade your pump. If you want to stick with an Intex pump do yourself a favor & go with one of the sand filter pumps
    Intex 16ftx32ftx52in rectangular / Hayward 2 speed pump / Hayward 21in sand filter / Intex SWG / still saying solar panels coming next year

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    Re: Pool Newbies with a big leaf problem! And questions...

    Thanks very much! Been reading product reviews of the Intex 2500 gph pump and it sounds like that would be a good replacement but we would need adapters to hook it to our hoses. I believe it was around $100? It would be so nice to be able to swim in it instead of cleaning up leaves ! Thanks again
    TF100 kit, Sharkline AGP Heritage 27' round 54" deep, Dual speed Pentair clean & clear Optiflo pump with 150 sf cartridge filter, just installed! Location: North Texas.

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    Re: Pool Newbies with a big leaf problem! And questions...

    What would be the advantage of a sand filter pump ? Also is it ok to use just the mesh cover all summer on the pool ? Do we need a big ball or something to hold it up off the water ? Thans again, y'all are great !!
    TF100 kit, Sharkline AGP Heritage 27' round 54" deep, Dual speed Pentair clean & clear Optiflo pump with 150 sf cartridge filter, just installed! Location: North Texas.

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    Re: Pool Newbies with a big leaf problem! And questions...

    the intex sand filter pump (especially the 2650) is strong enough to run a pool vac. Sand filters filter your water better & no more cartridge filters to replace
    Intex 16ftx32ftx52in rectangular / Hayward 2 speed pump / Hayward 21in sand filter / Intex SWG / still saying solar panels coming next year

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