Paint & auto pool cleaners?

jlhaz

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Aug 18, 2007
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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!
 

The Mermaid Queen

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Mar 28, 2007
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Northern KY
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.
 

JasonLion

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May 7, 2007
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Silver Spring, MD
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.
 

jlhaz

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Aug 18, 2007
99
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
 
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