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    Only 1 problem with the 26' x 52" intex ultra fame pool

    I have found that as the water temps get lower , I am more reluctant to "jump in" to scoop leaves. The return circulates the water around toward the skimmer (lovely). However, this circulation places a nice pile of leaves dead center of my pool.

    The pool is 26' in diameter this makes the radius 13', the walls are 52" high, I am short. . . 5'2" and no deck around the pool so my feet are at ground level. The pole on my leaf / skimmer net is at most 10'. This means I cannot reach the leaves in the center! I am considering a wet suit. I live in NE Florida and don't expect the temps to warrant actually closing the pool so I'll need a way to clean it thru the winter. Or, I suppose I could use PVC to extend the pole's reach another foot or two so i can reach those elusive leaves?!

    Oh! Oh! Just had a thought! How about a little raft/1 man inflatable boat? I could paddle around and scoop leaves all day long and not get wet! I think I may have a winner here!

    Just brainstorming. Any other ideas out there?
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    Re: Only 1 problem with the 26' x 52" intex ultra fame pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Taterfink
    I have found that as the water temps get lower , I am more reluctant to "jump in" to scoop leaves. The return circulates the water around toward the skimmer (lovely). However, this circulation places a nice pile of leaves dead center of my pool.

    The pool is 26' in diameter this makes the radius 13', the walls are 52" high, I am short. . . 5'2" and no deck around the pool so my feet are at ground level. The pole on my leaf / skimmer net is at most 10'. This means I cannot reach the leaves in the center! I am considering a wet suit. I live in NE Florida and don't expect the temps to warrant actually closing the pool so I'll need a way to clean it thru the winter. Or, I suppose I could use PVC to extend the pole's reach another foot or two so i can reach those elusive leaves?!

    Oh! Oh! Just had a thought! How about a little raft/1 man inflatable boat? I could paddle around and scoop leaves all day long and not get wet! I think I may have a winner here!

    Just brainstorming. Any other ideas out there?
    Longer pole (16' expanding pole), leaf cannister and vac, pool robot, suction side automatic cleaner, etc.
    Raft - plus scooping = falling in and getting wet.
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    Re: Only 1 problem with the 26' x 52" intex ultra fame pool

    Longer pole (16' expanding pole), leaf cannister and vac, pool robot, suction side automatic cleaner, etc.
    Raft - plus scooping = falling in and getting wet.

    I will look for the longer pole, and have been thinking about the leaf cannister.

    as for the "falling in and getting wet" part - Have you been watching me and my not so coordinated way of tending to the pool?? Tho in all honesty, the falling in sounds more like my sister than myself.
    Angie M.
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    Re: Only 1 problem with the 26' x 52" intex ultra fame pool

    I put cement blocks around my pool for me to step on. That and a longer pole worked for me.

    I like the idea of the raft but just KNOW I will end up in the water!

    Wet suit-the water still has to get in THEN your body temp. warms it up-burrr

    Where do you live? I am in Tallahassee.

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    Re: Only 1 problem with the 26' x 52" intex ultra fame pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Taterfink
    Longer pole (16' expanding pole), leaf cannister and vac, pool robot, suction side automatic cleaner, etc.
    Raft - plus scooping = falling in and getting wet.

    I will look for the longer pole, and have been thinking about the leaf cannister.

    as for the "falling in and getting wet" part - Have you been watching me and my not so coordinated way of tending to the pool?? Tho in all honesty, the falling in sounds more like my sister than myself.
    My son who is reasonably experienced in a canoe took a swim with my wife's cell phone because the person with him was less experienced and was trying to look over the side. Staying in a boat while lifting leaves out sounds like it would be harder than looking over the side. LOL.


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    Re: Only 1 problem with the 26' x 52" intex ultra fame pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Taterfink
    Oh! Oh! Just had a thought! How about a little raft/1 man inflatable boat? I could paddle around and scoop leaves all day long and not get wet! I think I may have a winner here!
    Can we get that YOUTUBED for our viewing pleasure?
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    Re: Only 1 problem with the 26' x 52" intex ultra fame pool

    My SIL donned her bathing suit bottom and got in the clean the leaves out of her AGP the weekend before last in central PA. the water had to be around 60 degrees! No thanks! Hers is a 27'.
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    Re: Only 1 problem with the 26' x 52" intex ultra fame pool

    Love all the visuals y'all offered up

    I've never used a wetsuit (tho my suit does in fact get wet in the pool). I had NO idea that the water got into the suit. I guess I just figured it was snug enough to keep the water out. Pretty obvious that I didn't really think that one thru Maybe I'll just grab a wine cooler or cocoa and float around in the raft and never mind the leaves. Which, by the way, I figured out that if I aim the return toward the center, the leaves end up around the sides where I can reach them!

    Kimkats, I am in jacksonville. A terrific place to be FROM!

    YouTube would be great! Just a minute while I don my water wings and snorkel! Oh! And swim fins!
    Angie M.
    AG, 26' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, vinyl, 14667 gal. And LOVING it!!! Hayward S15922S 1HP, 2SP pump and Hayward S220T Sand Filter. Hard plumbed with PVC, added second return, intex SWG, Hydro Pool widemouth skimmer. Set up in May 2012!
    N.E. Florida. TF100 - Best investment EVER! (Well, for the pool anyway)

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