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    Diver Dan / AquaBug question

    I have a 26' Intex with standard 1.5" fittings + standard Hayward 2speed 1HP pump + sand filter. I'm pretty sure this type of vacuum will hook right up but .....

    Should I be concerned that this "suction" type cleaner will tear the liner?

    Trying to find an affordable auto vac option for the pool but don't want my laziness to cause a leak and/or bigger issue down the road !
    26' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame (14,667 gallons), Hayward Matrix 1hp 2speed, Hayward ProSeries 21" sand filter
    1.5" PVC piping with in-wall skimmer, TF100 test kit
    City water in Raleigh, NC

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    Re: Diver Dan / AquaBug question

    You should have no trouble installing an Aqua Bug with the fittings included in the box.

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    Re: Diver Dan / AquaBug question

    I have had two aquabugs (still have my old one) and they work great. I have never had it stick to the floor but I had stuck to toys.

    You can see my old one here. You can see the base at about the 2:28 mark IIRC. You can also hear my wife ask "Why?"

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    Re: Diver Dan / AquaBug question

    Ok - thanks

    Does the cleaner have a timer or do I have to turn it on / off manually?
    26' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame (14,667 gallons), Hayward Matrix 1hp 2speed, Hayward ProSeries 21" sand filter
    1.5" PVC piping with in-wall skimmer, TF100 test kit
    City water in Raleigh, NC

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    Re: Diver Dan / AquaBug question

    You have to put it in and hook it up manually. Once it is done cleaning, you have to manually remove it from the pool.
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    Re: Diver Dan / AquaBug question

    When I need to clean, I hook it up to the skimmer and get all the air out of the vacuum hose and such and then I let him stay attached until i get home from work. The timer that controls my pump/filter will have him clean for about 3 hours and all will be done when I get home from work. When he is connected, the skimmer is not active so your surface can get more debris on it. I can then take him and the hoses out of the pool.
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