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Thread: Best filter option to run leaf eater on?

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    Best filter option to run leaf eater on?

    Hi there

    We have a pebblecrete inground pool which has a "kiddie" ledge about 4 feel wide that runs the entire length of the pool. This makes it extremely difficult to run cleaning equipment in the pool. (We bought this house with the pool like this two years ago).

    We have purchased a leaf eater vacuum as it was the best one recommended for the ponytail leaves (long and thin) that get blown into the pool. It does not climb walls as advertised, not sure if this is just because it's a pebblecrete pool. It certainly wont climb on top of the ledge and clean it. In fact it does not move in the pool much at all and it is a constant frustration.

    However today as we were backwashing the pool we noticed it was moving quite freely and we wondered if 'filter' was actually the best setting to have the sand filter on to run it? When it's running on filter it goes into a corner and gets stuck and does not move...for hours if we let it.

    The options on our sand filter are

    Filter
    Backwash
    Rinse
    Closed
    Recirculate
    Waste

    We're not really sure what rinse or recirculate are for.

    We also purchased another pool cleaner (like a kreepy krauly) but it too does not move freely around the pool and despite the advertisement does not climb the walls.

    Any help and advice at all would be greatly appreciated!
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    Re: Best filter option to run leaf eater on?

    Is it a pressure side cleaner? Filter is fine if so.
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    Re: Best filter option to run leaf eater on?

    Hi

    No it's not. It's a davey leaf wizard.

    It looks like this.
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    Re: Best filter option to run leaf eater on?

    OK, I have no idea what that is. Is it suction side? Does the other side connect to the top of your skimmer basket?
    Built in 1957 44,000 gallon in-ground, Wet Edge Primera Stone in Sky Blue, Intelliflo VF Pump, 600 lb. Pentair Triton II TR-100 Sand Filter, CircuPool RG 60 Plus SWG, TF-100 test kit
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    Re: Best filter option to run leaf eater on?

    I can see the different continents we are on causing some confusion here lol

    It's suction is on the bottom, it connects to the skimmer box with a hose that has a connection that has a dial so you can turn the speed up or down. We have tried all settings to no avail whilst in filter mode. However today we noticed it moving freely and quickly while in backwash mode, so not sure what to make of it.
    20k, IG, vinyl liner, sand filter, chlorine sanitizer

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    Re: Best filter option to run leaf eater on?

    If it goes to the skimmer box, it's suction side. If it connects to a return, it's pressure side. Your skimmer will have suction whether it is on backwash or filter, and it should be the same. Do you have a two or multi speed pump?
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    Re: Best filter option to run leaf eater on?

    Oh ok now I understand thank you.

    I see no option on the pump to alter the speed, the only option we have is a lever which pumps the water into the waterfall (the side with the rocks) or out through the pool, you can have both but not with great pressure.

    Here are some pictures to help show you the system.[attachment=1bkfxwke]WP_20130928_008.jpg[/attachmentbkfxwke]
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