Cement and sand in the pool

jaindesi

Active member
May 15, 2019
38
Bridgewater, NJ
Cement and joint grout is coming loose around steps. Is there a good vac i can use to suck out all the sand type material. Manual one that attaches to my standard filter doesn't suck up the sand. I do have the Polaris 280 but it's needs to be looked at and i know it will not pick up stuff that granular. I was looking at vacs like the one in the image. Anyone use something like this for inground pools?111456
 

jaindesi

Active member
May 15, 2019
38
Bridgewater, NJ
Based on the pool math calculator, my CSI is at -1.06. Water temp is around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. What can I do here? I ended up buying the Dolphin nautilus CC plus vac robot. Doing a great job scrubbing the floor and wall but it's also picking up lot of sand. Not sure if it's coming from the pool walls or from outside.
 

Tenab

Bronze Supporter
Jun 26, 2019
162
NE Texas
Sorry I'm late seeing this. But I did buy one of the handheld cordless vacs and it was fantastic for the 6 weeks I couldn't use the robot. It actually seemed to do as well as me and the manual vac which was a hilarious life threatening battle(maybe why it didn't work well after).

But yes...to the cordless. I bought at Lowes for 125 I think. Hubs wasted more on the manual vac which will never be used again.😂 The cordless is great for my steps and corners that I might fail to get brushed before the robotic.

Mine is
Aqua EZ 11-in Suction Pool Vacuum
Item # 936276 Model # RPV31 at Lowe's

Leaves stop it up quick. Just empty and go on. People recommend a fine filter add on. I didn't see them. Mine got plenty of plain dirt as it was, I think the fine stuff it may not get is dead algae.😉 I haven't dealt with that yet, so I cant say.
 

jaindesi

Active member
May 15, 2019
38
Bridgewater, NJ
I ended up getting the Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Robot. So much better than Polaris 280. I still have to get the complete water test as I don't get time except the weekend.
 
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Tenab

Bronze Supporter
Jun 26, 2019
162
NE Texas
I ended up getting the Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Robot. So much better than Polaris 280. I still have to get the complete water test as I don't get time except the weekend.
I see. I love my robot, but I'm still glad to have the handheld for quick pickup.