I have rock landscaping around the edges of my pool. I also have two golden retrievers who love to run around the yard. Naturally, some of the rocks end up at the bottom of the pool. This has been a headache for my pool cleaner. If the rock is large enough it will jam up the turbine inside the Hayward Navigator.
Are there any pool cleaners designed to work especially well with picking up rocks or larger debris?
Also, I know that the rocks that make it through the cleaner may end up clogging one of my 90 degree elbows somewhere in the line. I have noticed the pressure in my dedicated suction line to be much lower than my skimmer line. I believe I may have a partial clog somewhere in my line. Unclogging the line is a separate issue I'm currently working through, but would a leaf canister prevent this from happening in the future (after I have unclogged the line)?
Thank you for your help!
18k gal, Pebble Tec, STA-Rite System 3 Cartridge Filter, STA-Rite 1.1 HP Pump, Hayward Navigator Vacuum