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    Aqua Broom and Sand

    Bought a Catfish vacuum in August of last year. It will now only hold a charge for a couple of minutes. So I'm going to pick up the Aqua Broom on the way home from work this evening IF someone can answer this question before quittin' time!

    Can the Aqua Broom pick up sand - regular sand like you'd find in a sandbox. Lots of it in the pool (mostly my fault - came from my boots during setup). If the Aqua Broom can pick up this stuff I'll be getting it on the way home. Thanks.

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    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
    Bestway SWG
    AquaPro ECO500 50,000 BTU heat pump
    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Aqua Broom and Sand

    I have no idea if it can or not, but my Aqua Broom is going to be here tomorrow, I am hoping that I can "spot vac" with it in between using the bulky vac I have to hook up to the pump.

    Hope we are both happy!
    June 2013 24 x 52 Sharkline Heritage AGP (13,500 gal), 2 speed 1 hp pump, 150 lb filter(?), TF-100 test kit
    My first pool ever, pool school student with lots of questions

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    Re: Aqua Broom and Sand

    I had good luck with the aquabroom, but did not have sand. My guess is yes, it will. Mine usually only worked one season tho. I had best luck with fine stuff if i lined the bag with a knee high nylon.
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Re: Aqua Broom and Sand

    Good news. Cleared the sand no problem. Much more suction than the Catfish that just gave out on me. I'm usually in the U.S. at least once a year, so I will pick one up for 30 bucks or so each time I go. I'm satisfied so far!!
    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
    Bestway SWG
    AquaPro ECO500 50,000 BTU heat pump
    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Aqua Broom and Sand

    Fired up the Aqua Broom this am and it was great! A quick fix to the little accumulation of dirt which settles in the middle of the pool. I joked with my husband this am that I am now accessorizing my pool instead of buying shoes and jewelry!
    June 2013 24 x 52 Sharkline Heritage AGP (13,500 gal), 2 speed 1 hp pump, 150 lb filter(?), TF-100 test kit
    My first pool ever, pool school student with lots of questions

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    Re: Aqua Broom and Sand

    Great to hear. Hope thy last a long time.
    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
    Bestway SWG
    AquaPro ECO500 50,000 BTU heat pump
    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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