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    Recommend a cleaner for my pool?

    When we first bought our home we threw out an old pool cleaner before we knew what it was. It looked similar to this one.

    XtremepowerUS Automatic Pool Cleaner Vacuum-generic Kreepy Krauly Climb Wall Pool Cleaner Amazon.com : XtremepowerUS Automatic Pool Cleaner Vacuum-generic Kreepy Krauly Climb Wall Pool Cleaner : Swimming Pool Suction Cleaners : Patio, Lawn Garden

    We also have a dedicated suction plug.






    Type: IG Vynal
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    Filter: Sand - Hayward S244T Pro Series w/ 1HP Hayward Pump

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    Re: Recommend a cleaner for my pool?

    I've had a couple of different models of this type cleaner and they all pretty much work the same. I'd say that it would be a good cleaner for your pool.

    Depending on where the suction port is located, you may need more hose sections than it comes with, but you can find those in lots of places.
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    Re: Recommend a cleaner for my pool?

    Sweet! Any reason to buy a name brand like kreepy krauly? This generic one seems to have mixed reviews.


    Type: IG Vynal
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    Filter: Sand - Hayward S244T Pro Series w/ 1HP Hayward Pump

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    Re: Recommend a cleaner for my pool?

    I have the cheapest one I could find at the time and it works better than any of the name brand cleaners that I've had. You may have to fiddle with the weights, etc., but it should work fine.
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    Re: Recommend a cleaner for my pool?

    With a suction side cleaner you're going to want/need a leaf canister attached to the cleaner hose. I did not have one at first and I plugged up my suction line with a solid wad of mesquite debris.

    I have a Pentair Kreepy Krauly Sandshark which works fine but I'm really itching for it to die so I can get their new Rebel cleaner. I'm hoping a wheel-based cleaner will work a little better. There's also ThePoolCleaner which lots of folks here seem to like.


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    Re: Recommend a cleaner for my pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyfulNoise View Post
    With a suction side cleaner you're going to want/need a leaf canister attached to the cleaner hose. I did not have one at first and I plugged up my suction line with a solid wad of mesquite debris.

    I have a Pentair Kreepy Krauly Sandshark which works fine but I'm really itching for it to die so I can get their new Rebel cleaner. I'm hoping a wheel-based cleaner will work a little better. There's also ThePoolCleaner which lots of folks here seem to like.


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    Re: Recommend a cleaner for my pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by JVTrain View Post
    I just once in my life want to experience Poolverneugen.
    Sadly I think they got bought up by Hayward. I never like it when a smaller company with a great product gets bought up by a big industry player; it always messes up the product.


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    Re: Recommend a cleaner for my pool?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyfulNoise View Post
    With a suction side cleaner you're going to want/need a leaf canister attached to the cleaner hose. I did not have one at first and I plugged up my suction line with a solid wad of mesquite debris.
    Good point. I always use a vacuum plate so my skimmer basket stays in place, and I sometimes forget that a lot of people remove the basket and stick the hose into the bottom of the skimmer. If you don't use a vacuum plate, a leaf canister is a great idea.
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    Re: Recommend a cleaner for my pool?

    Yes a leaf cannister is on my list


    Type: IG Vynal
    Size: ~ 22,000 GAL
    Filter: Sand - Hayward S244T Pro Series w/ 1HP Hayward Pump

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