Got a Wanda the Whale recently. She works okay, but I have two questions I haven't been able to find answers to:
1. Can I attach her to my skimmer attachment and leave the skimmer basket in place - or do I really have to put the Wanda hose into the skimmer hose and put all that gunk in my pump basket? I know there is a canister attachment I can buy, but before I do that I wanted to be sure I can't just use it with the skimmer basket in place and use the skimmer plate thing with the cone on top.
2. Can I run Wanda while my heater is heating? Ideally I'd come home at lunch and put Wanda in and turn the heater on so that my pool is clean and warm after work. But my the guy who installed my pool equipment said I should not vacuum with the heater on -- no explanation of why not, and I can't figure out why it would be a bad idea.
Thanks for any input . . . and Happy Swimming!