wedding cake step problem.

passionsrlz

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Jun 4, 2010
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Dayton, Ohio
One of the cylider lids that hold the pebbles/sand that weigh down the stairs fell off. Not sure when it happend because the pool was not used for a long time. The result is tiny pebbles all over bottom of pool. Vacuum doesn't seem to grab them. They were sticking so I took a brush the the bottom and loosened them up. Not sure how to get them up. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Lori
 

Bama Rambler

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What kind of vacuum do you have and how does it connect to the pool?

A manual vacuum is your best bet if you can get the suction high enough to pick the pebbles up.
 

Melt In The Sun

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If that won't work, I think I would brush them all to one area and just sweep them into a regular old dustpan. This is assuming your pool is in swimming condition though...
 

passionsrlz

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Jun 4, 2010
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I have been fighting what I call my snowglobe of a pool. Dead algae I think. But I am getting a handle on it. I can actually see bottom of pool now, which is new. I left pump off overnight and in the morning I could see bottom and decided to vacuum. When I started the stuff shot straight back into pool. Not sure how to remedy that. New filter? I have one on order. I am cleaning the current one like six times a day. how about using the hose to suck up the rocks and not attatch the vacuum head?
 

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Sorry I didn't explain it better. If your vac uses a plate that goes on top of the skimmer basket take a skimmer sock or knee high and stretch over the skimmer basket. That way the small ones won't go thru the pump.
 

passionsrlz

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Jun 4, 2010
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I finally took goggles and hooked up the hose to the skimmer and spent two hours going under finding the pebbles and sucking them up.....I was exhausted. I need scuba gear. It worked though. I am going to do it again tomorrow.