Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Any type of hand-held surface cleaner?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Any type of hand-held surface cleaner?

    So, a small issue in the big scheme of things. My solar cover is about an inch too short on the sides of my 18x 36 Grecian pool. When I have the solar cover on, TONS of debris gets stuck in that small space between the cover and the pool side.
    When the cover is off, it's not a problem as the skimmer and pool skim catch all the surface debris.
    I can't seem to scoop it up with a leaf catcher or skim net, and then everything falls to the bottom when I take the cover off.
    So, my question is..... Is there some sort of hand- held suction/ cleaner that I can use along the pool edge to suck up all the tree droppings, etc. In my research, most vacuum heads must be fully submerged, which defeats the purpose of skimming along the surface.
    Thanks in advance for your innovative and creative replies!

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Any type of hand-held surface cleaner?

    Maybe a little net that you use for fish tanks?
    I use one to scoop out the stuff in the skimmer after I pull the basket out.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  3. Back To Top    #3
    DaneCE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    Re: Any type of hand-held surface cleaner?

    Large capacity wet vac: fasten the hose end to a redneck version of what you need.

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Orlando, FL

    Re: Any type of hand-held surface cleaner?

    When you take the cover off, would having the pump running, and doing it in front of the skimmer help to ensure the debris gets to the skimmer and not the pool floor?
    Sharkline Reprieve 15x52 (3/14). Still using Intex 2650 Sand Filter with Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 3/4 HP pump (6/15). Solar Cover cut into strips for easy removal, (2) 2*10 Space Saver solar panels. Swim Jet HD Robot (by Aquabot) (3/15). Chlorine Liquidator (4 gal). 4 person hot tub. Hard pipe is the way to go for improved flow! Retired Lil Shark (3/15). Starite Max E Therm 333k BTU Propane Heater w/ 24 gal tank (7/15).

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Re: Any type of hand-held surface cleaner?

    Thanks so much for your replies! I knew you would have some great insights and "work arounds". To f3justusc, The debris is not really on the cover but between the solar cover and the pool side. It floats there and gets disturbed when I pull the cover off and then sinks. Sigh.......
    Also, when I try and scoop with the leaf net, I just can't get anything. So, the mini fish tank scooper and the wet vac are both great solutions. As always, appreciate the TFP family!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts