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    It can be done! Intex hose sweeper success story

    I normally take my18' x 48" Intex Ultraframe down each fall. Last fall I drained it with the intention of doing so, but some family emergencies prevented me getting any further than draining it to about 6" water depth. After the ice melted this spring, I climbed in and removed about 2" of leaves. There was still quite a bit of finer junk in there, so I put a pair of pantyhose of the leaf skimmer and removed what I could. I then filled the pool up and got out my Intex hose sweeper. I used two pair of knee highs and added a little cheese cloth to help keep the fine stuff from getting through. I did this about 4 times. I also got a little DE from my sister in law for the sand filter. I bought a good brush and used it when I added the DE. I never thought I would be able to get the pool this clean, considering I am not using a "real" vacuum.

    Here are pictures, starting after I removed the bulk of the leaves this spring.....
    26' X 52" Intex Ultra Frame. Intex Sand Filter
    26' X 52 Intex Ultra Frame Install
    You can lead a horse to (clear) water, but you can't force him to swim in it!

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    Re: It can be done! Intex hose sweeper success story

    Great job....
    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: It can be done! Intex hose sweeper success story

    Thanks. Starting to wish I had removed the wrinkles before refilling! I was too anxious to get it cleaned up and balanced before I had a major algae bloom. The water is stilly chilly (73) but we enjoyed it today, regardless.
    26' X 52" Intex Ultra Frame. Intex Sand Filter
    26' X 52 Intex Ultra Frame Install
    You can lead a horse to (clear) water, but you can't force him to swim in it!

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