Pool vacuum or robot

angiern2004

Active member
May 4, 2020
38
Northern CA
Hey all!

Thoroughly enjoying our pool.

Need recommendations for a pool vacuum or robot to help clean the bottom. Do the manual vacuums take a lot of time? Are any of the robots safe for our kind of pool?? I need bang for the buck. We have the Summer Waves Ultra 14’ x 42”. We are just using the stock pump at this time so we are trying to find one that also doesn’t rely on the pool pump to work.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
39,441
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
For a small pool like yours, the battery operated vacuums are best.
Check for something like a Watertech Pool Blaster.

They have been in short supply (and thus quite expensive) this year.

Aquabot has some robots designed for above ground pools.
 

Windylou

Silver Supporter
May 11, 2017
235
Groveton, Tx
If you’re looking for a battery powered one, do NOT get the Catfish. Such a complete waste of my money. With such a small pool, you could probably just get a hose & manually vacuum with your pump.
 
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