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Thread: Sta-Rite Great White

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    Sta-Rite Great White

    Been looking for a 'companion' to my Phantom. I know many here do not like the Phantom but it works pretty well for me actually and the skim is a big big plus. It does leave just a bit in the corners sometimes. In the past, I've started threads about ThePoolCleaner and stuff so I apologize for continuing this all...

    I'm keeping the Phantom but, I want something small that I can throw in off the skimmer and have it do a scrub before a party or for weekend maintenance. I don't want just a wheeled vacuum, I'd rather have something with a brush that scrubs a little bit. Thats what attracts me to the Great White. The PoolCleaner doesn't have brushes does it, what else would be out there for $500 or less.

    Thanks.
    My Pool - 18x24 fully setup Cabana, 22x48 gunite/quartz plaster (3-5-3 depth) & 8' spa w/ spill and 5' natural rock waterfall; Hayward DE filter/pumps/heater; Hayward Pro Logic controller; Phantom cleaner. Finished 06/01/07.

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    The Great White cleaner is what I have on my pool and it's the greatest thing since sliced bread....for my pool. I cannot recommend enough the need to use an in-line leaf trap with any suction side cleaners, as it will trap 90% of the debris in the leaf trap, rather than in your pump basket or filter.

    I have an outdoor, unscreened pool, with alot of leaves and debris landing in the pool and the floors (and walls) remain very clean. I have never needed to brush my pool. Occasionally, I have to use a leaf net to skim floating leaves and debris that haven't sunk to the bottom for the clear to pick up.

    It's an excellent choice.
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
    AquaCal Heat Pumps www.aquacal.com
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    thanks sean. so, get a skimmer plate for the hose and get an inline leaf canister.

    i have 2 skimmers. should i close the other one while it's vacuuming?

    lastly, how long is your pool and do you think length will affect its effectiveness?
    My Pool - 18x24 fully setup Cabana, 22x48 gunite/quartz plaster (3-5-3 depth) & 8' spa w/ spill and 5' natural rock waterfall; Hayward DE filter/pumps/heater; Hayward Pro Logic controller; Phantom cleaner. Finished 06/01/07.

    RedishConstruction.com

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    My pool is approximately 17 x 34 and my skimmer is on one end. The two sections of hose is long enough.
    You'll have to decide if you need to shut off one skimmer, depending on the suction you have. The length has not had any effect on my cleaner.
    Sean Assam - Sean@teamhorner.com
    National Accounts and Commercial Products Manager
    AquaCal Heat Pumps www.aquacal.com
    AutoPilot Salt Chlorine Generators www.autopilot.com

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    perfect thanks. ordered the vac and the pentair leaf canister an hour or so ago. hopefully it'll work out.
    My Pool - 18x24 fully setup Cabana, 22x48 gunite/quartz plaster (3-5-3 depth) & 8' spa w/ spill and 5' natural rock waterfall; Hayward DE filter/pumps/heater; Hayward Pro Logic controller; Phantom cleaner. Finished 06/01/07.

    RedishConstruction.com

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    got it today and it's in the pool now. i tried the little vacuum gauge it came with and it was a little above the 'maximum' mark with the other skimmer open. it gets almost to the surface and loses suction and falls back. i'm not using the regulator either as it won't fit any of the current connections. i was thinking of closing the one skimmer like 1/4 to increase the flow through the vac and see if it climbs better.

    let me ask you this,

    more suction = faster movement or slower movement?

    is more suction better? is the suction ideal if it climbs just to the surface or what? it definitely moves slow tho.
    My Pool - 18x24 fully setup Cabana, 22x48 gunite/quartz plaster (3-5-3 depth) & 8' spa w/ spill and 5' natural rock waterfall; Hayward DE filter/pumps/heater; Hayward Pro Logic controller; Phantom cleaner. Finished 06/01/07.

    RedishConstruction.com

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