Pool Cleaning

Pleakpool

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Jun 21, 2007
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Pleak, Texas
#1
We have a 24' above ground pool. When we bought it (used) it came with a Manta suction-side cleaner. It does a moderately acceptable job. But it requires monitoring when it is running because at various times it has suctioned up the side of the pool to the top and started inhaling air, the tubing randomly collapses, and the flexible rubber plate-shape on the head occasionally falls off.

So I was thinking about getting a different kind of auto cleaner and even debating putting in a dedicated suction line instead of going through the skimmer.


I can't afford a lot here, but I want something I would be happy with. Anybody have any suggestions as to brands/type? Would a dedicated suction line help at all? Where is the best place for locating a new suction line?
 

waste

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Mar 29, 2007
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#2
Eddie, why not just vacuum the pool manually? With a round AG pool, everything should settle into the center of the pool - it'd take ~ 5 min to do it every few days. Then you don't have to worry about the auto cleaner sucking air or loosing it's pad. With everything getting more expensive almost daily, save the $ and manually vac a couple times/ week and don't worry about spending $$ on installing a new line or buying a new auto-vac :wink:
 

No P in my ool

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Jun 22, 2007
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Logan IA
#3
waste said:
Eddie, why not just vacuum the pool manually? With a round AG pool, everything should settle into the center of the pool - it'd take ~ 5 min to do it every few days. Then you don't have to worry about the auto cleaner sucking air or loosing it's pad. With everything getting more expensive almost daily, save the $ and manually vac a couple times/ week and don't worry about spending $$ on installing a new line or buying a new auto-vac :wink:


Good Advice! If you don't have a lot of trees around you could probably do it once a week. It would take 20 minutes.
 

Pleakpool

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Jun 21, 2007
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Pleak, Texas
#4
waste said:
Eddie, why not just vacuum the pool manually? With a round AG pool, everything should settle into the center of the pool - it'd take ~ 5 min to do it every few days. Then you don't have to worry about the auto cleaner sucking air or loosing it's pad. With everything getting more expensive almost daily, save the $ and manually vac a couple times/ week and don't worry about spending $$ on installing a new line or buying a new auto-vac :wink:
Because I'm lazy and was trying to get out of that. :-D


I was looking at the cheapo manual vacs at lowes the other day - or they any worse/better than any of the other ones out there?
 

budysr

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Aug 26, 2007
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Pensacola
#5
I am sorta in the same boat as pleakpool. I use a sta rite little shark automatic vacuum which would be fine except that it constantly gets stuck in different spots against the wall and has to be bumped back on track. Other than vacuuming manually, what are some automatic cleaners that you guys could suggest to us that work better than what we have now? Maybe something like the kreepy krawly or dirt devil?