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    Silly Question

    This probably sounds ridiculous but I'm going to ask anyway...

    Do I HAVE to vacuum?

    The nearest leafed trees from my pool are about 600 feet away. I don't think there has ever been a leaf or a twig in the pool. Occasionally tiny clusters of dirt accumulate, but I have to look very hard for them. I've been vacuuming once a week anyway, just because I feel like a should. But do I have to vacuum if the bottom isn't visibly dirty?

    I'm sorry if this is a stupid question.
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    Re: Silly Question

    No, you don't have to vacuum if you don't see anything that needs vacuuming. However, you should regularly brush the pool bottom and sides with either a pool brush or have a pool cleaner that does it for you most of the time.
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    Re: Silly Question

    Not really. But, you do want to brush it occasionally to ensure that algae doesn't get a head start on you.
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    Re: Silly Question

    Thanks! I will get to brushin'!!!
    18'x32' Oval Radiant - 15,000 gallons - Semi Inground (built into hill) - vinyl liner.
    Doughboy Powerline XP1 2Hp Dual Speed Pump
    Doughboy Silica II Sand Filter
    Installed 6/20/2014

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