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    Automatic Pool Cleaner Recommendation

    Any recommendations on cleaners? I'm looking at the suction cleaner price range. I need something that will vacuum the floor into the sand filter pump, but I don't know what model of cleaner my pump can sufficiently power. It will need to be able to pickup some leaves but mostly dirt/sand/grass.

    Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump 16" & Saltwater System (Model CS20110) 2650 GPH
    Intex 22' x 52" Ultra Frame Swimming Pool
    Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump 16" & Saltwater System (Model CS20110) 2650GPH
    Intex 22' x 52" Ultra Frame Swimming Pool

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    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaner Recommendation

    Will the Hayward Wanda the Whale connect directly to the intake threaded strainer connector?
    Is this true? Above Ground pool cleaner - Will Not work with any soft-sided (Intex) swimming pools.
    Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump 16" & Saltwater System (Model CS20110) 2650GPH
    Intex 22' x 52" Ultra Frame Swimming Pool

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    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaner Recommendation

    We have the Ladybug version of Wanda the whale and have not had much luck with it. A neighbor of mine also mentioned to us that he gave up on his fairly quickly. what happened with ours is that we noticed it going over the same areas over and over and then totally missing some areas of the pool. Our pool is a 30 foot round dug out in the center but my neighbor has a smaller 16 x 24 foot oval and had the same issues. My concern was not only about areas not getting cleaned but also that areas that were getting done over and over by the vacuum were also subject to more wear. We also had one incident where the hose came off of the vacuum and started to suck up the bottom of the pool. I shut it off quickly and admittedly the cause may have been that the hose was not on as tight as it should have been but it still happened and luckily I saw it right away before damage was done. I am really concerned about the damage these automatic cleaners can possibly do if not attended and went back to hand vacuuming it. I would really like to hear about a vac that does not cause problems. When I searched reviews on many websites none seemed to have stellar reviews and I found that the time it took for my Ladybug to do a half decent job with me babysitting it was longer than it took me to vacuum it myself. I am looking for answers as well to a good pool cleaner.
    30 ft. round Aqua Leader agp with dished out center 23,800 gallons; 1.5 hp Hayward pro matrix pump; Hayward EC50 DE filter; solar panels; solar cover

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    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaner Recommendation

    I have a Hayward navigator. Every year there is something. There are way too many parts on the thing. Buy parts on eBay when possible. When I do get another probably go great white.

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    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaner Recommendation

    I share Wiggledog's comments. We have the Kontiki pool cleaner suction type that supposed to crawl around in a circle hitting all the pool in an hour or whatever. Our seem to go over the same area over and over and everytime it turns the hose turns right with it and after a while the hose is all coiled up. It also functioned so we had to take our skimmer basket off which worried me after a bobbie pin got sucked up. I found it in the pump basket but lesson learned! Check hair for clips AND no more removing skimmer basket.
    I switched back to the manual vac and actually find it kind of relaxing.
    27' x 54" AG Morada RTR/19,300 gal/ 1hp-2spd Hayward Power-Flo Matrix/Hayward 256T sand filter

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    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaner Recommendation

    I manually vac the pool..... It only takes 5-10 minutes, but I only have an 18 foot rectangle.... Save your money.... The best pool cleaners are made for gunite or inground pools..... Think of vacuuming your pool as therapy.... I do, and its quite relaxing...
    Intex Rectangle 18 x 9 x 52', 4544 gallon (18000 litres), 0.75 hp pool pump, 100 sqft Zodiac Titan Cartridge Filter - 40mm, Stenner Peristaltic Pump chlorine injection system, Intex Over The Wall Skimmer, Intex Fittings with 40mm plumbing Lil Patch Of Heaven. Build/Construction http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaner Recommendation

    What does everyone use to manually vacuum their pool? I'm looking for something I can connect directly to my pump intake, not the thing you hook-up to the water hose. Will my pump be able to handle something like that?
    Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump 16" & Saltwater System (Model CS20110) 2650GPH
    Intex 22' x 52" Ultra Frame Swimming Pool

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    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaner Recommendation

    I've never seen a vacuum hooked directly to the pump.... But that doesn't mean there isn't one.... I just tried googling it, and not much came up.... What sort of connections do you have on your pool? Are they the Plastic stems that stick out of the side of the pool, or have you upgraded it to 1 1/2" fittings? Because if it is the plastic stems, I can understand why you don't want to use them to vacuum.....
    Intex Rectangle 18 x 9 x 52', 4544 gallon (18000 litres), 0.75 hp pool pump, 100 sqft Zodiac Titan Cartridge Filter - 40mm, Stenner Peristaltic Pump chlorine injection system, Intex Over The Wall Skimmer, Intex Fittings with 40mm plumbing Lil Patch Of Heaven. Build/Construction http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaner Recommendation

    This is the connector I would hook it up to: http://www.intexcorp.com/index.php/10744.html
    Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump 16" & Saltwater System (Model CS20110) 2650GPH
    Intex 22' x 52" Ultra Frame Swimming Pool

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    Re: Automatic Pool Cleaner Recommendation

    I agree with maieranne. It is relaxing to be out at the pool by myself. It is the one time I can guarantee that I have the pool all to myself - no one else is lining up for the job.
    30 ft. round Aqua Leader agp with dished out center 23,800 gallons; 1.5 hp Hayward pro matrix pump; Hayward EC50 DE filter; solar panels; solar cover

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