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    Brand new pool: To vac or not to bot vac... that is my question

    Hi all!!!

    Thank you all who have been so helpful with advice and suggestions. You are all wonderful!!!

    As a brand new IG pebble pool and spa owner, I have many questions.
    How long should you wait before using the robot vac??? Iíve been told different time frames and donít know which to go by.
    Any help appreciated!!!
    Thanks.
    19,000 gallon free-form, IG gunite mini-pebble pool and spa; cartridge filter; Hayward 400F DN, SP 3202VSP, C 7030; brand new pool 2/1/2018, Houston, TX; using Taylor K-2006 FAS-DPD tests.

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    Re: Brand new pool: To vac or not to bot vac... that is my question

    30 days is the standard time. Until then you can and should use a manual vac without wheels. I think every pool should have a manual vac as you never know when you want to do a spot clean. I like this head: https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Pool-Supp...ly+vacuum+head

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    Re: Brand new pool: To vac or not to bot vac... that is my question

    Thank you!!!
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    Re: Brand new pool: To vac or not to bot vac... that is my question

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    30 days is the standard time. Until then you can and should use a manual vac without wheels. I think every pool should have a manual vac as you never know when you want to do a spot clean. I like this head: https://www.amazon.com/U-S-Pool-Supp...ly+vacuum+head

    Kim
    hmmm....if that will fit my Kreepy hose, it would be highly valuable for vacuuming the spa....

    Thanks for the pointout Kim!
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