In ground spa vacuum?

mmardini

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Jul 21, 2020
155
Palm Springs, ca
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15000
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Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
So I recently bought a warrior SI robot and love it (*him* thanks willy the warrior!). We just had a severe wind storm and the pool was very dirty today and got it cleaned up in no time. Right now we have a pool service guy that comes to supplement our own cleaning and testing, but after summer we want to get rid of it as I’ve learned a lot on this site and it’s easy. My only question is I don’t know how to clean our spa without the pool guy! He uses his manual vacuum and I don’t have one, but I’m willing to get one (hopefully not too expensive since it’s only for the spa). I don’t think my robot will work in the spa, the seats are very steep and the angles are really vertical. So what do you guys use to clean your in ground spa? Any manual
Vacuums you recommend? Thank you!
 

HermanTX

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May 20, 2020
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Katy TX
Pool Size
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Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
For the spa, I use a net to get majority of leaves, etc. Then I brush the bottom and push any fine debris to the drain. Then I put it in SPA mode and let it suck all to the filter. I also push with the brush a little while circulation in spa mode. I do that weekly.
When I am in the spa, I have a small hand brush and push any bottom debris to the drain as well as brush down the walls and water tiles.
 
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mmardini

Well-known member
Jul 21, 2020
155
Palm Springs, ca
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
For the spa, I use a net to get majority of leaves, etc. Then I brush the bottom and push any fine debris to the drain. Then I put it in SPA mode and let it suck all to the filter. I also push with the brush a little while circulation in spa mode. I do that weekly.
When I am in the spa, I have a small hand brush and push any bottom debris to the drain as well as brush down the walls and water tiles.
Thank you! I’ve heard of this before but never tried it. On my to do list tomorrow!
 

Killer95Stang

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Aug 17, 2012
897
Sunny SoCal
They sell cordless pool blaster style pool vacuums that are small and work great for a spa. Do a search for pool blaster and you will see what I mean.

As far as a manual vacuum. I would invest the money to get one. I have a similar robot to yours, which works great, but nothing works as good a manual vacuum. You can buy the pole, vacuum head and hose for $100 or less. During the summer pool season I manually vacuum about one every two weeks.