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    zodiac kontiki vacuum with intex pool? is this okay?

    Just bought a Zodiac Kontiki vacuum on sale at a local pool store.

    http://www.pioneerfamilypools.ca/produc ... l-cleaner/

    They assured me it would work for an aboveground pool. Then I looked online tonight and found on one of the poolsupplies.com website that sells it that it's not recommended for Intex/inflatable/pop up pools. Agh!!

    Does this mean I shouldn't use it for a frame pool (this is what I have.) Mine is 14 x 48 this is our first season with it.

    Help! What vacuum system do you use for your pool?

    i want a vacuum that will work well but obviously not cause problems.

    Thanks for your help!
    14x48 Intex ultra frame, 14" Intex sand filter/1600 gallons an hr

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    Re: zodiac kontiki vacuum with intex pool? is this okay?

    They say that about Intex pools because usually the pump isn't strong enough to make suction side cleaners move around the pool well enough. Do you use the pump/combo system that comes with the pool or did you upgrade?
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    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
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    Re: zodiac kontiki vacuum with intex pool? is this okay?

    I upgraded to a 1600 sand filter. Do you think that will work okay?
    14x48 Intex ultra frame, 14" Intex sand filter/1600 gallons an hr

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    Re: zodiac kontiki vacuum with intex pool? is this okay?

    What is the flow rate, GPH, and horsepower? Probably not, if I can be totally honest.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: zodiac kontiki vacuum with intex pool? is this okay?

    Thanks for you help! It is 1600 gph and 0.5 horsepower. 1600 gph flow rate.
    Do you have any suggestions for an alternative? I can return the one I bought. Really appreciate it!
    14x48 Intex ultra frame, 14" Intex sand filter/1600 gallons an hr

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    Re: zodiac kontiki vacuum with intex pool? is this okay?

    Nah it's not gonna work. I have a 1.5 hp 2 speed pump and mine only works on high.

    one of the "aqua brooms" or "pool blasters" may be a better choice - I've not used one personally but I believed they are more geared to and marketed for Intex pools.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: zodiac kontiki vacuum with intex pool? is this okay?

    Thanks so much - you've been a big help. The pool store didn't know about this at all! Thanks again.
    14x48 Intex ultra frame, 14" Intex sand filter/1600 gallons an hr

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    Re: zodiac kontiki vacuum with intex pool? is this okay?

    last year we used a cleaner called zappy on our 14' intex ultra frame and it worked fine, however it kinda fell apart by the end of the season. it did not work with the stock intex 1000gph pump, but did once we upgraded to the 1/2 hp 2500gph intex pump. it did a good job cleaning the pool but was very noisy and the tiny bag meant it had to be cleared out very frequently.
    TF100 kit, Sharkline AGP Heritage 27' round 54" deep, Dual speed Pentair clean & clear Optiflo pump with 150 sf cartridge filter, just installed! Location: North Texas.

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