Which pool vacuum, cleaner, sweeper for my 26' AGP?

Tammymom24

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May 23, 2018
5
Waconia, MN
Hello forum members! :) I would love some help in knowing which vacuum sweeper cleaner to purchase for our 26 foot Intex. Something for leaves pollen and also when I need to vacuum dead algae. Thanks so much!!
 

justinc

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Apr 3, 2019
585
Texas
Hi there, what kind of budget are you working with in terms of a cleaner? Obviously robots are better but more expensive than pressure and suction cleaners.

Also, if you have algae, the solution will not be to vacuum but instead to follow the SLAM Process.

Automatic cleaners are great for leaves and pollen, but algae is usually a chemistry issue. Check your chemistry (especially free chlorine and combined chlorine) and perform an Overnight Chlorine Loss Test. Then, if necessary, SLAM the pool.
 

Tammymom24

Member
May 23, 2018
5
Waconia, MN
Hi there, what kind of budget are you working with in terms of a cleaner? Obviously robots are better but more expensive than pressure and suction cleaners.

Also, if you have algae, the solution will not be to vacuum but instead to follow the SLAM Process.

Automatic cleaners are great for leaves and pollen, but algae is usually a chemistry issue. Check your chemistry (especially free chlorine and combined chlorine) and perform an Overnight Chlorine Loss Test. Then, if necessary, SLAM the pool.
Preferably under $200 if possible.
I have slammed, my pool water is clear. It's everything at the bottom. I've used the vacuum that connects to our hose and I fill the netting bag with poly fill so it didn't floof out but I'd love something more effective slightly easier ;)
 

justinc

Gold Supporter
Apr 3, 2019
585
Texas
Amazon.com : Intex Auto Pool Cleaner : Swimming Pool Suction Cleaners : Garden & Outdoor - Suction cleaner -- Will require you to run your pool pump to clean the pool and won't do as good of a job of cleaning as a robot, but it's only $55

Amazon.com : Aquabot APRVJR Pool Rover Junior Robotic Above-Ground Pool Cleaner, Color May Vary : Swimming Pool Cleaning Tools : Gateway -- Robot (a budget model, so keep your expectations within reason) close to your budget ($282)

Kimkats, one of the moderators here, has the Rover Jr for her rather large above ground pool and she is very happy with her purchase. See her review here: Pool Rover Junior review-aka Lil Kim
 
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