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Thread: Any robotics that can clean dead algae?

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    Any robotics that can clean dead algae?

    Hi all.

    Im almost through the shocking process, and spending a lot of time vacuuming and then subsequently running the hose all afternoon to fill the water level back.

    Is there any robotic cleaner out there that is capable of dealing with copious amounts of dead algae on the pool floor?

    Thanks!
    18x36 IG vinyl, Sta-Rite S8D110 DE Filter, Intelliflo VS +SVRS, IC40 SWG, 2 skimmers & 1 main, 1 1/2" plumbing, 2" at pad, Aquabot Turbo T

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    Re: Any robotics that can clean dead algae?

    Most of the robotic cleaners will pick up dead algae easily. However, there is no need to vacuum to waste, and thus lose water, when cleaning up algae. Vacuum while in filter mode and then backwash/clean the filter to avoid losing water.
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    Re: Any robotics that can clean dead algae?

    This is why I come to the forum instead of relying on the "experts". I was explicitly told to make sure I run in waste mode so it bypasses the filter.


    Thanks again to all of you. I'm S-L-O-W-L-Y becoming much more comfortable as a new pool owner.
    18x36 IG vinyl, Sta-Rite S8D110 DE Filter, Intelliflo VS +SVRS, IC40 SWG, 2 skimmers & 1 main, 1 1/2" plumbing, 2" at pad, Aquabot Turbo T

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