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Thread: which is better? Vacuum Skimmer plate or Leaf Canister ?

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    Phoenix, Arizona

    which is better? Vacuum Skimmer plate or Leaf Canister ?

    I am new to this forum, so please forgive me if i do not provide enough info. I am in Phoenix, Arizona its hot, windy and dusty and my pool is getting filled with debris. I currently have a barracuda type vacuum connected to the skimmer. I clean the debris basket in the pump daily but this is a pain, i have to prime it, let the air out (etc) I think having either a skimmer plate or leaf canister for the vacuum would be much easier to clean and i wouldn't have to turn the pump off.
    Does anyone have some Pros and Cons of both (one verses the other) . I've searched the web but did not find a comparison review. (found some review of each individually) but i can't make up my mind.

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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: which is better? Vacuum Skimmer plate or Leaf Canister ?

    Welcome to TFP.

    While I use a skimmer plate I think a leaf canister would be easier for some situations. It's a bit of a job to clean the skimmer basket after vacuuming and I think the canister would be better in that instance. However, never having used one I might be completely wrong.
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