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    Venturi Net Recommendations

    During the fall and winter, my pool is inundated with leaves and the Polaris just can't keep up. During thee times I will use a venturi type leaf bagger to get leaves off the bottom of the pool. The one I had for like 10 years finally broke so I went to Leslie's to buy a new one. This is the one I bought.

    http://www.lesliespool.com/leslies-2...ombo/20144.htm

    The old one worked very well and had some metal parts, like where the hose hooked up to it. The new one is a POS. The hose connector is plastic and the nozzles don't create enough suction to hardly vacuum any leaves up. Leslie's wouldn't take it back because it was scratched up already so I am looking for a better one. Anyone have a recommendation for one that works like it's supposed to and vacuums the leaves up efficiently?
    Pool Specs:
    16,000 gal. IG - Plaster - Auto Chlorinator
    FNS 48 DE Filter - 2HP Centurion Pump (A.O. Smith)
    Hayward HeatPro Heat Pump - Polaris 360

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    Re: Venturi Net Recommendations

    Anyone?
    Pool Specs:
    16,000 gal. IG - Plaster - Auto Chlorinator
    FNS 48 DE Filter - 2HP Centurion Pump (A.O. Smith)
    Hayward HeatPro Heat Pump - Polaris 360

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    Re: Venturi Net Recommendations

    We get tons of leaves in the winter and I find a standard old school leaf net works just fine:

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    Re: Venturi Net Recommendations

    Any way to catch them all before they sink? Maybe a PoolSkim would help?
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    Re: Venturi Net Recommendations

    This is why i love my VS pump. It runs at 1100 rpm 24x7 and is always skimming. It only draws about 150w at this speed. I have to empty my skimmer baskets 2, 3 or more times per day, but that is a lot better than emptying the cleaner bag, and the skimmers hold a ton more leaves. Then there are some days when you just have to get the net.
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