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Thread: Vacuum question

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    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Long Island, NY

    Vacuum question

    Hi All

    I use one of those cheap vacuums that you install your garden hose on. For the past 2 years it was great but this year I have lots of fine sediment that goes right through the bag.

    Anyone have a good inexpensive vacuum they could recommend that would pick that up? Or I have read about putting a nylon stocking over the white mesh bag it comes with?

    Also since you guys are so good at answering questions. Can you use your pool cleaning brush for distributing salt around the pool or should I use a regular pushbroom (that you'd use on your driveway)

    Location: Long Island, NY
    Gallons: 5000 Gallons
    Pool: 15' Saltwater 5000
    Filter: Pentair 1 HP Optiflow Pump w/ Clean & Clear 75Sq Ft Cartridge Filter
    SWG: Intex CS8110

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Vacuum question

    What you are describing is what I call a leaf bagger.

    For dust your best choice is a "regular" vacuum, the vacuum head connects to a hose that plugs into a skimmer and vacuums the dust right into the filter.

    Something like this (the hose is not in the photo, but is required)
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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