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Thread: Pressure side or robot?

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    Pressure side or robot?

    Hi!
    The disc and diaphram on my auto pool vac have both gotten rather rotten, be more expensive to fix than to get a new one. I was thinking of either a pressure side, Polaris 65, or a low end robot, the Pool Rover Jr. Anyone know which would be better for a pool with small ripples on the bottom, in an area where a lot of fine sand gets deposited in the pool?
    Above ground soft side Omega pool
    20 feet diameter, 4 feet deep
    Hayward sand filter
    Hayward 1 HP Matrix pump
    Hayward Aquabug Automatic Pool Cleaner

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    Re: Pressure side or robot?

    for fine sand i would recommend a suction cleaner, this way the sand can be collected in the filter as apposed to bag cleaners. the filter can "filter" finer than "bag" cleaners.
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    Re: Pressure side or robot?

    Yeah, decided to go with a suction cleaner after all - the aqua bug. Got a leaf canister to go with, as one of my main gripes with the suction vac before was I couldn't use it with the skimmer basket in, and the plate, so all leaves, bugs, mesquite pods, would get into the pump basket and it was kind of a pain to keep cleaning it. Funny thing - Leslie's pool store tried to sell me Diver Dave, and I saw it was more expensive in store than on Leslie's own website!
    Above ground soft side Omega pool
    20 feet diameter, 4 feet deep
    Hayward sand filter
    Hayward 1 HP Matrix pump
    Hayward Aquabug Automatic Pool Cleaner

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