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Thread: Paint & auto pool cleaners?

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    Paint & auto pool cleaners?

    Hello Again,

    The surface of my pool is currently painted and it's starting to peel. I plan on getting it removed probably next year, but in the meantime will an automatic pool cleaner have problems with the paint chipping?

    Thanks!
    14,000 Gal. IG Plaster
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    Hayward Pool Vav Ultra

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    If you mean 'will it cause the paint to chip more?' that answer is probably yes. Does it chip off when you use a manual vac? If so, definitely yes.

    If you mean 'will the autovac be able to handle the paint chips?' I don't know.

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    We got some paint chips in the pool in the spring when we were cleaning up the coping and the Dolphin handled then without any problems. I could see where large strips of paint could jam up the works but smaller bits can be handled by most cleaners.
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    Thanks!

    I'm going to try the Pool buster, hopefully with the additional fine basket it'll be able to take the sand & paint chips
    14,000 Gal. IG Plaster
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter W/ 1 1/2 HP Pump
    Hayward Pool Vav Ultra

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