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    Vacuum

    When I filled up my pool, using city water, I had lots of sand in my water and the vacuum I currently have will not work to pick it up because the sand is so fine. Would like suggestions for a new vacuum without spending a lot of money. I have an Intex Ultra 18' x 48". I still have the original pump that came with it which I also need to upgrade but can only do one thing at a time, spent a lot of money getting the ground leveled. Thanks!
    18'x48" AGP, SandPro 75 Pump and Filter system, Constructed 7/2013, Intex Deluxe Skimmer

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    Re: Vacuum

    Welcome to tfp, rose1994

    Which pump/filter did your intex come with?

    What vacuum do you have?

    Most likely your pump is small for a suction side vacuum. Any other type of vacuum (pressure or robot) is going to cost a lot, so a pump upgrade and cheap suction side vacuum head like the triangle in this pic: http://www.troublefreepool.com/image...nualVacuum.jpg may be your best choice.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Vacuum

    Thanks for the welcome, this site has already helped me tremendously. My pool came with the Krystal Clear Model 635T Filter Pump. So if I buy a new pump I could use a vacuum that connects to the pump?
    18'x48" AGP, SandPro 75 Pump and Filter system, Constructed 7/2013, Intex Deluxe Skimmer

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    Re: Vacuum

    Yes, many people have had great luck with the intex 2650 sand filter/pump.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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