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Forum: Pool Cleaning: Manual or Automatic

Polaris, Kreepy, Letro, Barracuda, or hand-to-hand combat with your pool!

  1. Cool Sticky Thread Sticky: Water Tech Blaster Pool Max Reviewed

    But seriously... I actually enjoy the process of vacuuming my pool (yes, I'm weird), and I think this comes partially from having a little bit of OCD...

    Started by MattW‎, 07-28-2012 03:21 AM
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    battery vacuum, rechargeable vacuum, review, sticky, vacuum
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pool Cleaner Reviews

    We seem to have had quite a few new questions about automatic pool cleaners. For those of you who have one, give us a review, please. -- What kind...

    Started by Watermom‎, 05-13-2014 04:03 PM
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  1. Electric vacuums for in-ground pools

    Anyone have a recommendation for an electric vacuum to be used on an in-ground pool ? I tried the Pondvac 4 and that was a complete waste of time .

    Started by efh34‎, 06-21-2014 10:01 AM
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    06-23-2014 12:13 AM Go to last post
  2. solar cover reel sagging in the middle?

    my reel comes into 2 pieces its 20 feet wide. any ideas how to reinforce it in the middle so it doesn't sag?

    Started by wantboost‎, 06-16-2014 10:48 AM
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    06-18-2014 11:48 AM Go to last post
  3. Unhappy Polaris 360

    I usually don't have troubles taking things apart and putting them back together again. However installing drive train gears on my 2004 Polaris 360...

    Started by deniselhk‎, 06-10-2014 12:11 PM
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    06-17-2014 11:16 AM Go to last post
  4. Aquabot problem

    Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and hoping someone might help me out. I've got a fairly old Aquabot, one of the originals I think. It just says...

    Started by rtubman‎, 06-06-2014 09:46 PM
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    06-08-2014 07:57 PM Go to last post
  5. Trace amounts of sand on the bottom of my pool

    So over the last few days I've been vacuuming my pool of all debris that falls into it getting it ready for the swim season. One things I've noticed...

    Started by mfhache‎, 06-03-2014 11:56 AM
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    06-03-2014 02:44 PM Go to last post
  6. not cleaning pool

    Hi I am a newbie to this sight and had a question, when I opened my pool this year and tried to vacuum it it did not seem to have enough suction to...

    Started by lockandload‎, 06-02-2014 08:57 AM
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    06-03-2014 09:02 AM Go to last post
  7. Hayward Pool vac XL bearings

    I was just emptying my filter baskets and noticed there were about 6 ball bearings inside. I found the replacement kit on Amazon for about $35, at...

    Started by dubbedout‎, 06-02-2014 06:00 PM
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    06-02-2014 06:00 PM Go to last post
  8. Pool hoses for Hayward vacuum?

    My hoses are 10 years old and they are bordering on being trash. I've already replaced the lead hose and now another common hose piece tore apart in...

    Started by pmaru77‎, 06-02-2014 12:31 PM
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    06-02-2014 01:27 PM Go to last post
  9. Tile Cleaning

    I am due for tile cleaning (it's been about 4 years since we last had them cleaned). Last time, I paid about $400 for the glass bead method, but...

    Started by matthewnadeau‎, 04-22-2014 11:51 PM
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    06-02-2014 01:25 AM Go to last post
  10. PoolSkim circulation

    Hey gang. Nice to find this place. I have a question about using the PoolSkim that I just bought. How do folks fine tune their returns to...

    Started by Hanesian‎, 06-01-2014 06:18 PM
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    06-01-2014 06:35 PM Go to last post
  11. Pool cleaning eqpt

    First-time user. Building a lap pool next month in the Southern Cali desert: 48 ft feet long, 5 ft deep 7.5 ft wide. Skimmer on both ends. Two vac...

    Started by Chico1412‎, 05-25-2014 12:10 PM
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    05-30-2014 10:04 PM Go to last post
  12. Vacuuming issue

    Whenever I vacuum my pool with 45 minutes there is a bunch of dirt back in the middle. What am I doing wrong?? Thought it was the filter, but I...

    Started by Sunshine427‎, 05-27-2014 06:26 PM
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    05-28-2014 07:51 PM Go to last post
  13. New Pool Owner: In-floor cleaning system problems

    We just moved into a place with a pool - and I've no idea, so I'm basically looking for an explanation of how the cleaning system works. I'm aware...

    Started by BuddyF‎, 05-18-2014 07:02 PM
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    05-20-2014 08:48 PM Go to last post
  14. Blue Pearl dead, need advice on new cleaner or a fix.

    My Blue Pearl cleaners seems to have died so I either need a fix or a recommendation for what to replace her with for my 20 by 40 IG vinyl pool. When...

    Started by kirbinster‎, 05-11-2014 07:21 PM
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    05-20-2014 06:35 PM Go to last post
  15. Oak tree seeds and ways to skim them.

    Hi all- I'm in New England and it a prime pollen and seeding season for trees. I'm surrounded by oak trees and have a ton of the strands as well...

    Started by Bassist286‎, 05-12-2014 06:52 AM
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    05-17-2014 10:30 PM Go to last post
  16. How to tell if vacuum is working

    Sometimes I vacuum and plenty of debris winds up in the skimmer sock when finished. Other times practically nothing! I do the same process every time...

    Started by Steveromo‎, 05-16-2014 04:06 PM
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    05-17-2014 09:47 PM Go to last post
  17. Love my Dolphin!

    I have had my pool and Dolphin for 1 season and I have to say I love the Dolphin. I have it in for one last hurrah of the season. My pool was just...

    Started by poolbee‎, 10-03-2006 04:40 PM
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    05-14-2014 09:32 AM Go to last post
  18. Polaris 290 wall connection defective

    The Polaris wall fitting connector assembly has a small outflow tube about 3/4 inch in diameter. The Polaris hose connects to that tube. I had...

    Started by Franksplace2‎, 05-07-2014 03:50 PM
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    05-12-2014 02:36 PM Go to last post
  19. Pool Vac Advice

    Long story, but the auto pool vacuum that should have come with the house when I purchased it, has been taken and after 9 months of trying, cannot...

    Started by auntphibian‎, 05-04-2014 11:47 PM
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    05-08-2014 02:34 PM Go to last post
  20. convert ray-vac port to accept polaris 360

    What type of fitting do I need to connec a Polaris 360 to the ray-vac port in my pool?

    Started by Harvey‎, 05-06-2014 10:19 AM
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    05-08-2014 01:41 PM Go to last post
  21. Unhappy Paramount In-Floor Cleaning System -- How to use regular vacuum ?

    Hi All, I have an in-ground pool with a paramount vanquish cleaning system, for the most part this works great, but the start-up at opening is...

    Started by DKC23‎, 05-06-2014 08:21 AM
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    05-08-2014 07:38 AM Go to last post
  22. Booster or no booster pump

    I am looking at replacing my polaris. I currently have a booster pump model. My original pool had a non-booster pump model. I do not know if my...

    Started by lstinthot‎, 05-03-2014 11:09 AM
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    05-03-2014 12:20 PM Go to last post
  23. Polaris 360 question

    I currently have an older Letro Jet Vac with booster pump. If I were to replace it with a Polaris 360 can I turn off my booster pump and just...

    Started by searayrules‎, 04-30-2014 10:15 AM
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    04-30-2014 04:09 PM Go to last post
  24. Ray-vac

    What's a good replacement for a ray vac?

    Started by Csnelson13‎, 04-29-2014 07:19 PM
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    04-30-2014 01:15 PM Go to last post
  25. New guy - need some help with self-cleaning system

    Hello, I have a pool with the self cleaning pop ups. The pop ups have stopped working for some reason. I took the lid off the "cleaner" and found...

    Started by itybitybob‎, 04-29-2014 06:35 PM
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    04-30-2014 01:13 PM Go to last post
  26. Newbie here - Vinyl pool, Letro Jet Vac, and booster pump grinding noise

    Hello, Have just opened my inground pool and my Hayward Booster pump is making a grinding noise. Little pressure is coming out of side wall...

    Started by searayrules‎, 04-28-2014 02:51 PM
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    04-29-2014 09:57 AM Go to last post
  27. New suction vacumm

    I currently have a Navigator concrete going on 8 years. I use a 2speed pump on low but the navigator needs alot of suctio too climb walls. There...

    Started by JCJR55‎, 04-13-2014 01:31 PM
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    04-14-2014 01:49 PM Go to last post
  28. pool vacuum hoses

    i have a great white 15 inch navigator with 8 sections 40 inches each. i want to replace it with 25 or 30 feet long hose and i was told i cant. does...

    Started by dstoyano‎, 04-11-2014 12:19 PM
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    04-11-2014 05:06 PM Go to last post
  29. Time to rebuild my Polaris 280?

    I'm looking at a $223.99 tune-up kit for the Polaris 280, but I wonder if it's overkill? The cleaner came with the pool when we bought the house in...

    Started by johnway2‎, 04-09-2014 09:56 PM
    polaris 280, tune-up
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  30. Old style pool sweep

    Does anyone know where I can find one of the old style floating pool sweep? I'm looking for one that floats and runs on return water pressure for...

    Started by mwoolston‎, 04-08-2014 11:14 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-09-2014 08:42 PM Go to last post

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