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    Good Pool Vacuum (for fine debris/dirt) ??

    I've been relying on our filter system, a Polaris pool sweep, & basic brushing to eliminate dirt in the pool ... all in all that alone doesn't work perfectly. So finally got a Skimmer Basket Vacuum Plate to get a hand-held vacuum system. Going down to Lowes to pick up 50' of 1.5" hose. Now to buy an actual vacuum - the piece that I push around the floor of the pool ..

    Do any of you have 1 that you would highly recommend that doesn't cost a fortune? I just want something I can push around & it picks up all the residual dirt that my normal pool sweep isn't picking up.

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    Re: Good Pool Vacuum (for fine debris/dirt) ??

    nothing?
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    Re: Good Pool Vacuum (for fine debris/dirt) ??

    All vacuum heads are pretty much the same. For a fiberglass surface, you'll want one with nylon bristles. Some folks love the rectangle shape, some love the triangle shaped models. I haven't had much experience with different types but the key factor is likely durability. They'll all work the same, just a matter of which one will hold up longer.
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    Re: Good Pool Vacuum (for fine debris/dirt) ??

    Thank you for your opinion ... (the fiberglass surface on our pool is not totally "smooth" like the ones that are factory made & dropped in. Our's was a sprayed-on Fiberglass ... so has little divots and tiny spots that dirt can accumulate.) I'll look for the Nylon brush type.

    PS - I've seen some with Wheels .. in my mind the wheels prevent the vacuum from getting actually ON the floor ... true?
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    Re: Good Pool Vacuum (for fine debris/dirt) ??

    Wheels are usually for plaster surface pools.
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    Re: Good Pool Vacuum (for fine debris/dirt) ??

    Got it .. thanks again.
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    Re: Good Pool Vacuum (for fine debris/dirt) ??

    I have only had a pool for two seasons (above ground) We live around trees and lots of heavy weekend mowing all around the pool by our neighbors and myself. I am surprised at the suction of the Pool Blaster Max (see photo) Cleans great. I just attach it to a pole and one charge lasts long enough to clean the pool. 20141002_132713[1].jpg
    AG intex pool 12x24x52" apprx 8500 gal. Intex sand filter, Hayward pump 1 HP, 60GPM with added SWG system, Water Tech Pool Blaster Max Vac. (Iron in faucet water)

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    Re: Good Pool Vacuum (for fine debris/dirt) ??

    Thanks... I wasn't looking for a "powered" version ... just something to push along with a pole & collect in the Filter system...
    30,000 Gal FIBER GLASS (over Gunite Plaster) Pool, Dolphin Nautilus PLUS Robot, (2) Cartridge Filter System (old), 1/2 HP Pump, Full Sun, Solar Heated, TF-100 Test Kit.

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