Well, between my new Aquabug and new hybrid PVC /flex plumbing (which I described in a different thread), my system is working better than ever! Aquabug does seem to be a better vac that the disc-type Zodiac Wahoo (almost identical to the Barracuda Ranger) I had before. Doesn't seem to get hung on the ladder, and doesn't skip spots like the Wahoo did. I also got a leaf canister, so that'll cut down dramatically on the opening of the pump basket! Anyway, sparkly pool today!