vacuum head and hose recommendation

Karl103

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Aug 18, 2018
47
Rolesville, NC
Happy holidays everyone. Now that winter is here and too cold to use the robot, looking for recommendations for a new vaccuum head for my fiberglass pool that attaches to the skimmer suction.

Any thoughts about the ones with weights and wheels versus the ones with just bristles ?

Looking on amazon - lots of choices.

My hose seems too small for my 35 foot length pool. Looking to also get a new 40 foot hose. Are all hoses created equal ?

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

Karl
 
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Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
4,443
NY
look for a HD hose on amazon. The ‘regular’ ones reviews claimed they collapsed under suction. I’m convinced they all leak at the skimmer connector due to two different materials joined where all the force tries to pull them apart. Also buy a right angle skimmer attacher plate Thingy. It puts less stress on that part of the hose if it goes directly out the skimmer and not up and over the patio to get to the pool.
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
4,443
NY
For vac head, the weighted triangle one with bristles works best on my vinyl. It brushes and vacs killing 2 birds with one stone