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    Vacumming/Brushing the pool

    Just wondering how often other AGP owners vaccum and brush the pool? I am thinking once a week for brushing and I shouldn't have to vaccum unless the polaris doesn't do a good job.

    Also, since I don't have a deck around the pool. It's going to be a bit challenging to do it from the outside. I guess I'll be going in to do it.
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    I vacuum mine about once a week, if it needs it or not 8) . I have a deck but I still get in the pool to vacuum (just easier I think), I use any excuse to get in the pool
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    Pools are llke teeth. None of us really brush either of them enough!

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    Well, since hubby is off Sunday and Monday's guess what he's going to be learning?
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    Pools are llke teeth. None of us really brush either of them enough!
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    Last year I did it every other day while in the pool. Sometimes just to get some time alone in the pool I would do it even if it didn't need to be done.
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    I did it a few times a week, more if needed, less if we stayed covered more.
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    I usually vac and brush once a week.

    I've been slacking though because it's been cold here.
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    If you take care of the chemicals, you shouldn't have to brush much at all. vacuuming will depend of course on the amount of tree trash, etc that may be nearby. I have trees on 3 sides of my pool and usually have to vacuum a couple times a week(unless the wind is blowing out of the E or SE all week and then I can go without having to vacuum at all). It all just depends on your situation, but in reality, it isnt gonna be much of a big deal at all.
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    Last year was our first with a permanent pool (had an Intex the year prior). We never brushed at all last year. On opening this spring, however, the need to brush was evident! I doubt we'll brush very often now that we're up and clean again though.

    I think keeping the water balanced helps with the need for brushing, but you will want to vacuum somewhere around once a week, depending on usage, weather, etc.
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    I usually vacum daily the kids get so much **** in their we don't have a deck they use a water bucket to srep in before the ladder.
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    Re:

    Quote Originally Posted by my4boys2002
    I usually vacum daily the kids get so much **** in their we don't have a deck they use a water bucket to srep in before the ladder.

    We got to do this too. I have another solution too. Is to keep a small bucket (I used one of the kids) on the pool rail or in the pool and since I am usually in there. I use that bucket to make sure there is NOTHING on their feet. The area behind the pool steps has A LOT of sand already. My p/65 STINKS! I am already looking for a new automatic pool cleaner to replace it.
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    Re: Vacumming/Brushing the pool

    This is probably my biggest problem that I have had since starting BBB.

    The water is so crystal clear I can see every little speck on the floor
    Then I'm vacuuming every other day, sometimes I have to get in the pool just to get every spot, it may take hours before I'm satisfied... 8) 8)
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