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    May 2008
    rock springs, wi

    Basis cleaning equipment

    I am looking for recommendations for the basic cleaning/maintenance eqiuipment for a 27' AGP. I can get a set for $50 with my pool, but I am assuming it is very low quality. I will be doing manual vaccuming at first, so I am particularly interested in a good quality vac head and hose. Which brands or features should I look for?

    Besides a vac and skimmer net, what else should I get?
    27' AGP with 6' deep end (AquaLeader); 3/4 hp, 2 speed pump (Pentair); 22" sand filter (Pentair Sand Dollar); 2 4x20 Solar Bear panels with Goldline control valve

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD
    You want at least a pole, a nylon brush, a leaf rake, above ground vacuum head, and vacuum hose.

    I have found some amazing deals on this kind of stuff at Home Depot, Lowes, and WalMart. Places like that rarely have a complete selection but they have very good prices on what they do have.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    AnnaK's Avatar
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    Jul 2007
    Eastern Pennsylvania
    I have a triangular vacuum head, a leaf rake (looks like an angler's net), a skimmer net, a curved brush, and a straight brush about 8" long. They've served me well over time.

    The most important piece of equipment is a good extension pole. They seem to come in two kinds: those that work and those that don't. The non-functioning ones are the silver smooth ones. No matter how much you tighten them down, put a little pressure on and they collapse. The blue fluted ones are much better. I use the silver one I bought before I knew better with the skimmer net to do surface cleaning and the blue one for vacuuming and brushing.

    I chose the triangular vacuum head because it fits the cove between the flat bottom and the wall.
    — AnnaK —

    12,000 gal AGP, Hayward sand filter, Pentair 2-speed pump, timer.
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