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Thread: The Pool Blaster Catfish review??

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    The Pool Blaster Catfish review??

    I think I've seen somewhere on here about using this type of pool vacuum....The Pool Blaster Catfish.

    ***How many of you folks use this and can I get some feedback about it??****

    I get really tired of vacuuming on waste and replenishing our water......vacuuming on filter just blows it back into the pool within a very few minutes.

    Also, If I get some good feedback and someone has one they don't use and would like to part with.....I'd be willing to buy it from you. Or find out where they sell them for the least cost.

    Any advice about this would be greatly appreciated!@!@!@
    Levelland/Lubbbock Tx./24' round, 48" deep AGP/13,500 gal/Intex SWG/1 hp Hayward pump/Hayward pro series 20" sand filter... w/ new sand added about 2 years ago/New vinyl liner....=)

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    Re: The Pool Blaster Catfish review??

    I am using the catfish's big brother for quick in-between jobs nd it's worked well o far (pool blaster max).

    I use knee highs with the filter bag toleaningsleaning it and getting finer stuff.
    If you buy it, do not overcharge it, and be sure to let the battery compartment dry out well, and store it indoors. This will preserve life of battery.

    For me, it's worked out very well.
    In ground extended Grecian, 22,000 gal, Hayward 220t sand filter, vinyl liner, dolphin m4 supreme

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    Re: The Pool Blaster Catfish review??

    I bought the Pool Blaster Max a month ago----------and it's a keeper! Haven't drug out that 40 ft. vac hose since. Got mine off ebay from a vendor named vminnovations for like 134 bucks and free ship. I got the finer mesh bag and haven't even tried the normal one. Also came with a couple of even finer "liner" bags to use inside that one. I can run around the "race track" of dirt created by the filter circulation in 20 minutes. Haven't even thrown my Pool Rover Jr. in since.
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    Re: The Pool Blaster Catfish review??

    LAweathered, one thing I should mention is that both woody and I are using the pool blaster max. I believe I read somewhere that the time between charges is quite extended -- I can get almost two full cleans out of a charge.
    I think the Catfish has a much shorter battery life. You may wish to consider the blaster if you want enough "time" without recharge for a really thorough clean!
    In ground extended Grecian, 22,000 gal, Hayward 220t sand filter, vinyl liner, dolphin m4 supreme

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    Re: The Pool Blaster Catfish review??

    Thank you woodyp and Swampwoman!!! This will be my next investment for my AGP!!!
    Levelland/Lubbbock Tx./24' round, 48" deep AGP/13,500 gal/Intex SWG/1 hp Hayward pump/Hayward pro series 20" sand filter... w/ new sand added about 2 years ago/New vinyl liner....=)

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    Re: The Pool Blaster Catfish review??

    i bought the catfish ultra with the triangular head and i love it i can vac my 18 foot agp in about 20 minutes no more dragging out the hose losing prime on the pump, i bought mine at rural king for 99 dollars but i seen them today at menards for the same price. the only bad thing with it is the on /off rear cover is kind of hard to turn but other than that A++++++++++++++.......Mike
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    Re: The Pool Blaster Catfish review??

    I use the pool blaster max for small stuff such as oak pollen and like it. It does not do well with leaves.
    Larry in Texas

    Above ground 7,700 gallons, 19 inch sand filter ( 2 sq. ft.), with a WaterWay Hi-Flo Pump with an A.O. Smith 1 hp SF 1.0 motor.

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    Re: The Pool Blaster Catfish review??

    I also have a PoolBlaster Max HD. It is great for getting dead algae, dirt, pollen, bugs and small leaves. It will not do a great job for bigger leaves. I have not used the hose and vacuum that I run through the filter since getting the PoolBlaster. It makes a huge difference to be able to vacuum small particles to a dedicated bag instead of running them through the skimmers and filter.

    I have not run the battery dead, but I get a solid hour or so without any issues. The one thing I read you have to be careful about is to not overcharge the battery.
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    Re: The Pool Blaster Catfish review??

    ^Yes, we too use a leaf rake/net to get big leaves...but the big ones clog the regular vacuum too, so I don't consider this a shortcoming
    In ground extended Grecian, 22,000 gal, Hayward 220t sand filter, vinyl liner, dolphin m4 supreme

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    Re: The Pool Blaster Catfish review??

    Thank you everyone for your advice on this....luckily we do not have a problem with leaves even though we have a huge tree in our backyard.....hopefully before the summer is over I can purchase one!! =)


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    Levelland/Lubbbock Tx./24' round, 48" deep AGP/13,500 gal/Intex SWG/1 hp Hayward pump/Hayward pro series 20" sand filter... w/ new sand added about 2 years ago/New vinyl liner....=)

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