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    new style vacuum heads

    My old vacuum head had brushes and has served me well for the past 7 years. It's looking pretty shabby so I decided to get a new one. Went to 3 pool stores and none of them have vacuum heads with brushes. I explained to them that I liked this type of head and none of them tried to point out advantages to the non brush type.
    I wonder, why have the manufacturers switched to this new style?
    Is there an advantage or is it just new for the sake of being new?
    Anyone know about this?
    6600 gal IG concrete/gemcoat
    Fresh water
    1 HP motor
    StayRite PLM 100 system 2 filter
    full sun
    Treasure coast, Florida

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    Re: new style vacuum heads

    Both kinds are fairly common. Vacuum heads with brushes are normally only used on vinyl liner pools, while the kind without brushes are designed for use on plaster/concrete pools.
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    Re: new style vacuum heads

    Thank you!
    I have a concrete pool. If any one of the 3 pool "professionals" I spoke with had mentioned that they would have sold me.
    6600 gal IG concrete/gemcoat
    Fresh water
    1 HP motor
    StayRite PLM 100 system 2 filter
    full sun
    Treasure coast, Florida

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