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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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    06-13-2015 12:16 PM Go to last post
  1. Filter delivers dirty de

    My Hayward Perflex EC65 sends a temporary plume of dirty DE media into the pool thru the eyeball return jets after the 1.5 HP pump has been off for a...

    Started by FRANCIS‎, 10-12-2014 06:41 AM
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    de blowback, perflex
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    05-26-2015 08:15 PM Go to last post
  2. Skimmer not catching debris floating on surface

    The surface debris won't make it's way to the skimmer. I have to wind up using a net to clean it up. The skimmer has plenty of suction and the weir...

    Started by WillB‎, 06-29-2014 02:59 PM
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    sticky, sticky-circulation, sticky-skimmer
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    08-04-2014 06:37 PM Go to last post
  3. Rock waterfall gets my pool dirty

    It's a small pool with a large rock waterfall on one side. It seems everything that blows through the yard gets trapped in it. When I turn it on I...

    Started by JohnASmith‎, 06-02-2014 03:37 PM
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    07-01-2014 02:14 PM Go to last post
  4. My Dolphin: Now I'm getting rid of it

    About 12 days ago I shipped my Dolphin Dynamic back to SmartPool for servicing. It's been NOT cleaning the pool, leaving the shallow end untouched...

    Started by CarlD‎, 06-24-2006 08:38 AM
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    07-29-2006 10:45 AM Go to last post
  5. Hayward Navigator tangled up in blues ....

    Hello, The hose on my Navigator keeps getting entangled resulting in a substantial decrease in cleaning range. Before anybody even mentions it,...

    Started by PoolFool123‎, 05-19-2006 04:45 PM
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    09-01-2006 12:54 PM Go to last post
  6. Anyone heard of ipp america or pool maid pool cleaners?

    Looking for a different pool cleaner and these seem to be like Kreepy Krauleys. Don't know for sure> I'm just looking they are on sale for a little...

    Started by dansdad‎, 07-08-2015 09:44 PM
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    08-22-2015 12:11 PM Go to last post
  7. PoolSkim is great!

    I first heard about the PoolSkim (http://www.thepoolskimmer.com/) on this forum when gwrace1 was talking about it. I am not affiliated with them at...

    Started by NullQwerty‎, 06-03-2007 08:44 PM
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    06-05-2008 01:24 PM Go to last post
  8. Robotic Cleaner Recommendation for New Pool Build

    Hello all, Weíre just about ready to start our pool build and Iím looking for a little help with an automatic pool cleaner. So far, I have looked...

    Started by Toybuilder‎, 12-07-2014 08:42 PM
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    04-25-2015 02:07 PM Go to last post
  9. Booster pump won't start up...what to check?

    Just opened the pool last week and am ready to put the Polaris 280 cleaner. Installed the cleaner and went to turn on the booster pump. The pump...

    Started by JimK‎, 05-07-2013 03:40 PM
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  10. Blue Pearl Robot - anyone know anything about them?

    I am returning my Dolphin Dynamic and thinking about a Blue Pearl. Does anyone know anything about them. There is a website that sells them at:...

    Started by cleancloths‎, 06-29-2006 05:17 PM
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    09-05-2006 06:23 PM Go to last post
  11. Question Pool Buster vs Pool Blaster

    Need some input before I make a decision. I bought a Pool Buster Max CG 2 years ago. I left it charging over night the other day and now it doesn't...

    Started by karrde97‎, 06-11-2008 10:06 AM
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    portable vacuum
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  12. Replace Jandy Ray-Vac?

    My Jandy Ray-vac has serviced my pool pretty well. It began to fall apart (my chems off balance?) bit by bit last season, and now it isn't that...

    Started by ChiInSFO‎, 06-22-2006 02:28 AM
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    07-24-2006 12:12 PM Go to last post
  13. Pool Enclosure Cleaning - Oxygen Bleach versus Chlorine Bleach

    Hello All, Not sure where to put this question, so feel free to move. I'm going to clean the pool enclosure ( screen and Frame). Am...

    Started by bell7272‎, 04-29-2015 09:12 AM
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    05-09-2015 06:38 PM Go to last post
  14. Is an automatic cleaner really worth it?

    I have been researching and debating on whether to purchase an automatic in-ground cleaner since last pool season. At this point, I am not even too...

    Started by Shifty‎, 07-14-2014 02:16 PM
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  15. Polaris booster pump problem

    I had a new Polaris pump model PB4-60Q installed by a pool company last fall. I got 12 years out of my original pump. I have a 380 polaris cleaner(...

    Started by Oclat‎, 06-25-2011 10:49 AM
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    08-03-2011 07:59 AM Go to last post
  16. Dolphin pool cleaners

    We are going to buy a Dolphin pool cleaner. There are 2 that I see for the money we want to spend ($800 or so). There is a Dolphin Diagnostic and a...

    Started by sbinplano‎, 05-10-2011 01:55 PM
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    05-28-2011 09:19 AM Go to last post
  17. Fine brown sediment on pool floor

    This the second season with our new pool. We have had fine brown sediment on the pool floor this entire summer. The sediment can be "kicked up" and...

    Started by rsk111‎, 09-03-2011 09:29 PM
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    09-06-2011 06:53 PM Go to last post
  18. How to remove oil from pool?

    Hello all, Woke up this am after torrential rains (so cal) and a tiki torch had fallen into the pool and now we have an oil slick on top. Luckily...

    Started by socalKC‎, 01-19-2010 01:24 PM
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    01-20-2010 08:55 PM Go to last post
  19. Stubborn "bathtub ring" around vinyl liner

    I have been a follower of the Pool Forum for several years now and appreciate all of the great information compiled here, thank you! Iíve usually...

    Started by Scetnk‎, 07-19-2011 12:34 AM
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    07-23-2011 10:46 AM Go to last post
  20. Hayward Ultra Vac Not Moving

    My Ultra Vac recently stopped moving - my suction is good and all of the consumables have been replaced. When it's on the bottom of the pool, the...

    Started by matthewnadeau‎, 08-12-2011 12:28 PM
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    09-02-2012 04:15 PM Go to last post
  21. More on PoolBusters

    When the PoolBuster first hit the stores, I acted like a little kid and bought one on impulse. Much to my surprise, it worked AMAZINGLY well--so...

    Started by CarlD‎, 05-02-2006 09:34 AM
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  22. Pool Buster vs. Pool Buster CG

    Copied from Pooltalk Pool Buster vs. Pool Buster CG I'm getting ready to purchase the Pool Buster to use in conjunction...

    Started by JohnT‎, 04-03-2007 09:23 AM
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    05-14-2008 07:13 AM Go to last post
  23. Any experience with the Wall Whale brush?

    Does this brush actually work the way they claim? . . . It has me curious at least. If you're unfamiliar with this contraption, here's a link:...

    Started by SJohnson‎, 03-26-2006 10:57 PM
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    07-16-2007 08:08 PM Go to last post
  24. Question Skimmer Sock or Panty Hose in Pump Basket?

    My DE filter grids need to be replaced; however, I have decided to wait until next season to replace them. I don't want to install new grids then...

    Started by Shifty‎, 07-31-2012 09:36 PM
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    links to fix
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  25. Question polaris 380 leaking from wall fitting

    My Polaris 380 is visibly leaking water from the wall fitting. I am not sure if this is what is causing my Polaris to not run...but maybe it is a...

    Started by ellry99‎, 06-10-2009 12:56 PM
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    06-18-2009 03:02 PM Go to last post
  26. Who loves their Polaris 380?

    I am curious: I hear people say all the time how much they LOVE their Polaris 380. I've had one for 4 years and pretty much hate it. Am I the only...

    Started by jenmenke‎, 04-30-2006 02:18 PM
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    06-26-2006 12:23 PM Go to last post
  27. pool brush losing bristles again!!

    I keep having to buy new pool brush attachments, because after 4 months the nylon bristles start falling off into the pool whenever I brush. Can...

    Started by vivian‎, 01-02-2007 04:55 PM
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    01-05-2007 03:12 PM Go to last post
  28. Water does not appear to be filtered very well

    Last year we bought a used 24'x4' aboveground pool with a sand filter.(our 1st pool) I spent all summer reading this forum and we seemed to have...

    Started by leena‎, 05-25-2012 07:31 PM
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  29. Polaris 280 wants to ride only on front wheels

    A couple weeks ago I noticed that my Polaris 280 wants to ride on just the front two wheels. Well, on one side there is only one wheel, but I think...

    Started by noelbowman‎, 07-24-2007 04:17 PM
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    07-27-2007 09:54 PM Go to last post
  30. Hayward Aqua bug won't move

    Hello All, I purchased a Hayward Aqua Bug last year that worked fine up until recently. The Aqua bug just sits in the same spot without any...

    Started by milmoko‎, 06-03-2006 06:26 PM
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    06-14-2006 12:11 PM Go to last post

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