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Thread: Manual or Automatic Pool Cleaner?

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    May 2014
    South Orange NJ

    Manual or Automatic Pool Cleaner?

    We are new owners of a 25k gallon in ground pool in New Jersey. The pool was just "opened" last week and there is dirt at the bottom of the pool. It collects all in one area- the deepest section of the pool that is only 5ft to 10ft across. There is not much debris falling from overhead trees because none are that close. Should we get a manual of automatic ("suction side" I think it's called) cleaner? We don't mind doing the cleaning manually occasionally, but realistically I don't think we're motivated to do it every week. We just converted to a salt generator (I'm not sure if this makes a difference). We're having our pool service guys (the same who installed the salt generator) come every other week all summer long. I'll apprecaite advice on this

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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Manual or Automatic Pool Cleaner?

    Welcome to the forum.

    There is an article in Pool School that will help get you started learning. I would suggest a smaller robot but can't suggest a specific brand. The SWG is irrelevant.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

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    Jun 2007
    Houston, Texas

    Re: Manual or Automatic Pool Cleaner?

    It really depends on your preference and cost. If it's just a small area, you might want to go cheap with a little vacuum wand that can clean or use a hose connecte to your skimmer. For wider area cleaning, I went with a robotic because I didn't need a booster pump and it can filter/polish the water a little finer. The initial cost is higher but worth the convenience.

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    Oct 2013
    Chapin, SC

    Re: Manual or Automatic Pool Cleaner?

    I love my polaris though you DO need a boost pump.
    Pool size: 24000gal inground Vinyl-Taylor k-2006 and k-1766 test kits and-speed stir
    Intermatic P1353ME digital timer w/freeze sensor
    CircuPool Si-45 SWCG System
    Polaris 280 vacuum/Polaris PB4-60 boost pump
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS 3hp Pump--Pentair sand filter

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