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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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    07-10-2016 04:45 PM Go to last post
  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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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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    04-09-2014 09:56 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. Question Suction side cleaner with variable speed pump?

    Hi all, I bought a home in January. It's my third home, but my first pool. I've been browsing the forum for the past two months, trying to learn...

    Started by ehuesman‎, 03-17-2014 01:33 AM
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    03-21-2014 12:50 PM Go to last post
  6. Repairing Polaris 280 Wheels

    New to this forum and noticed the other day that 2 wheels feel off the polaris (One Big and the small one) Do you think I need new axles for them?

    Started by rtandre83‎, 02-12-2014 05:51 PM
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    03-07-2014 01:33 PM Go to last post
  7. Question How much manual brushing is needed if I have an automatic pool cleaner?

    So i am trying to figure out while running a kreepy krauly everyday that vacuums the floor and walls "what areas do i need to brush?"

    Started by jaime098‎, 02-27-2014 01:27 AM
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    03-06-2014 06:05 PM Go to last post
  8. Post Need to brush wall and floors?

    My new pool was started up this past August. Religiously, I brush the tile, the gunite wall, and floor on a weekly basis. How important is it to...

    Started by lmshoaf‎, 01-01-2014 10:35 PM
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    01-03-2014 09:44 AM Go to last post
  9. new homeowner with pool...help!

    hi everyone! just bought my first home and it has an inground pool with a filter and pump that will need to be replaced by next season...im trying...

    Started by sportif7‎, 08-16-2013 05:09 PM
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    01-03-2014 09:41 AM Go to last post
  10. Cleaning pool after previous home owner

    So I will be moving into a house this saturday that has a pool. I did my walkthrough yesterday before closing. I have already purchased a K2006C kit....

    Started by consoleman‎, 10-23-2013 01:30 PM
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    11-02-2013 01:12 PM Go to last post
  11. Question Alternative to Dolphin Diagnostic - or anyone know how to repair them?

    I have owned 2 Dolphin Diagnostics. The first worked very well for 5 years, then at the start of the next season it would turn off after about 1 or...

    Started by boredpoolcleaner‎, 08-18-2013 03:52 PM
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    09-20-2013 01:57 PM Go to last post
  12. Robot replacing Pressure

    Hi all. I just purchased a robot to replace my very old polaris pressure cleaner. Is there anything I need to do to the old port that the polaris...

    Started by datuck‎, 09-08-2013 06:00 PM
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    09-15-2013 01:04 AM Go to last post
  13. Using Kreepy krauly classic on AG vinyl pool

    Hi All First off, i'd like to thank the site in general and all moderators in particular for all the info and help I have been getting just...

    Started by Sakuji‎, 08-29-2013 02:20 PM
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    08-31-2013 02:57 PM Go to last post
  14. Wink How to use an Intex pump as a vacuum-EASY BREEZY WAY!

    Getting the cloudy residue off the bottom of my pool was becoming a nightmare and it was also impossible it seemed with the water vacuum provided...

    Started by watergirl101‎, 08-22-2013 01:18 PM
    algae clean up, dirt clean up, pool cleaner options, pump vacuum, use pump as vacuum
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    08-25-2013 09:53 AM Go to last post
  15. Better brush??????

    Is there a brush that will "hug" the wall better as your brushing it like maybe a flare or something???

    Started by dansdad‎, 07-26-2013 09:50 PM
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    08-21-2013 12:45 AM Go to last post
  16. Better vacuum options?

    All, I have an Intex soft side pool (not the blow up type, but the one with the metal railing system.) this is our second year using it and it has...

    Started by NJPaul‎, 07-15-2013 09:31 PM
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    08-14-2013 03:27 PM Go to last post
  17. Booster pump for Polaris vacuum not working

    When I turn on the booster pump for my Polaris swimming pool vacuum, the pump just buzzes instead of running the motor. I might have a loose...

    Started by SonicLaw‎, 08-10-2013 12:38 PM
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    08-11-2013 07:39 PM Go to last post
  18. manual cleaning vacuum head question

    This is for a small above ground (Summer Escapes donut) pool. Reading on the forum, I see recommendations for the triangular vacuum heads, e.g. ...

    Started by singingpond‎, 08-07-2013 04:18 PM
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    08-07-2013 04:18 PM Go to last post
  19. Had leaves in it, now have the water blue but still cloudy

    Ok, kind of a long story. Pool had not been opened in 3 years. I scooped and scooped to get leaves out, hired a guy to put chemicals in, scrub the...

    Started by inultus‎, 07-31-2013 12:35 PM
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    08-06-2013 04:13 PM Go to last post
  20. thinking of buying a robotic pool cleaner, is it worth it..

    looking at various used robotic pool cleaners , and some lower cost new units. Probally going to be around the 500 dollar range. currently i use...

    Started by pbotz2000‎, 04-22-2013 11:29 AM
    robot cleaner problems, sticky
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    08-06-2013 09:46 AM Go to last post
  21. Issues when vacuuming inground pool

    We recently purchased a home with an inground pool. When we use the vacuum, we are able to pick up the debris from the bottom, but dirty water comes...

    Started by JenniferC‎, 07-29-2013 11:46 AM
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    08-03-2013 08:45 AM Go to last post
  22. Hayward Vac problems in Round pool

    We have an in-ground 21' round pool that was obviously built by a former home owner who only kind of knew what they were doing. We've done a lot of...

    Started by tabor‎, 07-31-2013 09:34 PM
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    08-02-2013 10:06 PM Go to last post
  23. I need some advice as to how to keep my above ground pool clean.

    I need some advice as to how to keep my above ground pool clean. I have small black particles that build up at the bottom of my above ground pool...

    Started by loonyless‎, 08-02-2013 01:07 PM
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    08-02-2013 06:41 PM Go to last post
  24. dirty water

    I just accidently let a wheelbarrow with about 3 pails of black dirt in it, roll into my inground pool. HELP!! How do I get this mess clean again??

    Started by olddodgefan‎, 07-25-2013 08:45 PM
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    07-29-2013 02:43 PM Go to last post
  25. Pool sweep, Dolphin 4

    Every time I remove my Dolphin 4 pool sweep from my in-ground pool, the electrical cable is twisted like spaghetti and difficult ti untangle. What...

    Started by Longford‎, 07-27-2013 09:01 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-27-2013 11:35 AM Go to last post
  26. Need pool cleaner suggestions for an inground plaster pool.

    Have an in ground plaster pool. Aprox 20,000 G. Currently have a Kreepy Krauly. It works Ok, but I was wondering if there is something out there that...

    Started by lucas2‎, 07-24-2013 09:49 PM
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    07-24-2013 09:49 PM Go to last post
  27. Fine dirt in pool

    For some time now I have had some fine debris in the pool. I leave the Polaris in the wall. The screen has some debris in it daily. I vacuumed the...

    Started by Fiveattripp‎, 07-12-2013 08:54 AM
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    07-23-2013 10:48 AM Go to last post
  28. looking for a robotic cleaner for AG

    I have a 32 x 16 AG and currently using a pool blaster max vac and works ok but just takes way too long when getting the silt, small dirt on pool...

    Started by rajung‎, 05-11-2013 11:40 AM
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    07-20-2013 11:40 PM Go to last post
  29. Polaris 480 gearbox - can I get parts or do I need to buy the whole gearbox?

    I'm rehabilitating a pool that has been down for several years, and I'm doing it on a shoestring budget. Today I picked up a Polaris 480 for $50...

    Started by Fuzz1‎, 07-18-2013 12:34 AM
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    07-18-2013 03:59 PM Go to last post
  30. Question Polaris 380 trouble

    I hook the Polaris up - turn the pump on...The Polaris runs perfectly for about 5 minutes then completely stops....I have disconnected it from the...

    Started by venissa‎, 07-06-2013 09:40 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-18-2013 12:41 AM Go to last post

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