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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 04:21 AM
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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 05:03 PM
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  1. Angry vacuum suction weak

    I tried to vacuum my pool today the exact same way as I did it last year but I am barely getting any suction. Last year I could barely pick the...

    Started by 10$liz‎, 06-05-2007 09:48 PM
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    06-06-2007 05:14 PM Go to last post
  2. Question vacuum lowers pressure and drains pump trap

    It doesn't matter if I use the Ranger auto vac or hand vac brush, I fill the hose w/ water to get all air out, but when hooking them up to the...

    Started by abadubs‎, 06-16-2012 07:32 PM
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    06-17-2012 10:57 AM Go to last post
  3. ABG Ranger, Aqua Critter, or something else?

    We've had our Zodiak Ranger for about 8 years and the ring broke years ago (still in place but not solid in the one place) and now the internal...

    Started by abadubs‎, 08-14-2012 11:36 AM
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  4. Best Vacuum for above ground pool

    My filter doesn't do a very good job at keep the dust and dirt out from the bottom of my pool. I started out last year using the vacuum that came...

    Started by ac1007‎, 06-12-2012 10:32 PM
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  5. Aquabot getting tangled?

    I have an Aquabot that keeps getting tangled in the cord. It seems that maybe the cord floats into the path when it is scrubbing the wall. I don't...

    Started by adesalvo‎, 08-28-2006 02:24 PM
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    08-28-2006 10:55 PM Go to last post
  6. Letro Lehend II hose?

    My Letro Legend II hose has started to fall apart. has any used a non factory specified hose successfully? They get what I feel is silly money for...

    Started by AE340B‎, 07-22-2007 04:01 PM
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    08-08-2007 12:56 AM Go to last post
  7. Robotic versus other Pool Cleaners

    I've been a pool owner for about 2 years, so I'm kinda new to the "sport". However, I have been a chemical engineer with numerous related "unit...

    Started by Aggie_ChE‎, 03-31-2006 10:30 PM
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  8. Kit to close return line to increase pressure???

    Okay I have a letro legend II I picked up really cheap for my pool, the problem is I have a 1Hp pump but I guess there are too many return lines as...

    Started by ahbroody‎, 05-02-2006 03:44 PM
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  9. Robotic cleaners

    I have a new fiberglass pool and am looking at a robotic cleaner - hard to find reviews on them. Any advice on the better between Tiger Shark and...

    Started by ajprout‎, 10-26-2011 01:17 AM
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  10. Question Help - Dolphin From Costco Works For 10min And Then Stops !

    Bought my Dolphin Dynamic from Costco last summer and worked great (once pool temp increased). Dropped it in last week after pool opening and...

    Started by akrauss‎, 05-29-2007 03:45 PM
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  11. Question Is the COSTCO Aquabot Turbo C Exclusive to COSTCO ?

    Returned my Dolphin Dynamic to COSTCO b/c of problems (see separate thread) and am considering the Aquabot Turbo C that COSTCO sells. Went to the...

    Started by akrauss‎, 06-08-2007 05:26 PM
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  12. Question Aquabot doesn't reverse - help?

    Anybody ever have this problem? I put my Aquabot in the pool as I have for the past 3 years, turn it on and it starts cleaning, but as it climbs the...

    Started by albertgarrido‎, 08-03-2008 02:47 PM
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  13. Question Need a New Cleaner- suggestions?

    I have Tempo (Aquabot) that broke because it wouldn't reverse. I want to buy another cleaner and prefer one that I don't have to be connecting to...

    Started by albertgarrido‎, 05-21-2009 01:13 PM
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  14. Barracuda G3 doesn't move much

    Hello, I'm a newbie but have been lurking for a bit (info regarding use of grocery store products alone has saved me a ton!). I live in the...

    Started by algae eater‎, 07-27-2006 05:38 AM
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    07-29-2006 06:56 AM Go to last post
  15. Once pump is on, Kreepy Krauly won't move without a quick tug

    Our Kreepy Krauly works great. However, once the auto pump turns on, the Kreepy won't move w/o us giving a quick tug on the hose...then it starts...

    Started by amkhoury‎, 05-06-2011 06:28 PM
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  16. Polaris vs Kreepy?

    We have been very unhappy with our Kreepy for the last 2 years and have heard good thing about Polaris. I think we'll have to convert our pump to...

    Started by amkhoury‎, 09-07-2011 12:10 PM
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    09-07-2011 02:30 PM Go to last post
  17. Zodiac MX 8 Pool Cleaner setup question

    After giving up on a Dolphin Dynamic due to the repair cost of approx 5-600USD, I bought and installed an MX8. I've noticed that in order to generate...

    Started by andygiddings‎, 07-05-2011 10:23 PM
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  18. Question Pentair Prowler

    Hi! Does anyone have one of these robotic cleaners? I was wondering how they compare with the Dolphin or Aquabot. ...

    Started by angela_o‎, 07-18-2006 03:20 PM
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    08-03-2006 11:26 PM Go to last post
  19. Question Pentair Legend II / Letro Legend II

    I'm shopping for a cleaner and I have found a Letro Legend II, as well as a Pentair Legend II. They look the same. Are they made by the same company?...

    Started by angela_o‎, 07-24-2006 01:49 PM
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  20. Which pool cleaner is better Polaris 280 or Kreepy Krauly Legend?

    We're trying to decide between the Polaris 280 or Kreepy Krauly Legend for our 18x30 gunite pool - any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Started by Angelin‎, 06-07-2011 09:19 PM
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    06-08-2011 10:40 PM Go to last post
  21. What automatic cleaner for AG pool?

    We use the Polaris 65 now. It's ok, snags the dog hair and leaves but it does nothing for the 'fine' stuff other than blowing it around some. Plus,...

    Started by AnnaK‎, 08-02-2006 11:55 AM
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    08-07-2006 07:19 PM Go to last post
  22. Too much dog fur!

    Our German shepherd loves swimming, but her fur clogs our filter badly. Anyone have any advice or is it just something we'll have to deal with?...

    Started by annm78‎, 08-02-2006 09:39 AM
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    08-04-2006 01:22 PM Go to last post
  23. Pool Buster - Price Increase

    I'm debating getting a Pool Buster Max. But I don't see the deals that some of you quote as being available even on ebay. From what I see the Max...

    Started by anotherpyr‎, 05-28-2007 11:14 PM
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  24. Polaris Hose leaks

    Is there any trick to getting the Polaris hose to not leak at the joints? I just got a new Polaris 360 and I've tried tightening and everything else...

    Started by anotherpyr‎, 06-02-2007 11:46 AM
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  25. Backyard with lots of tree, what're my options?

    I live in Florida and have three 50+ year old trees which are beautiful but messy. Aside from a full screen enclosure, what are my options?

    Started by Anthonyhomer‎, 05-25-2013 09:26 PM
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  26. Portable home made vacuum HELP! PICS INCLUDED

    Hello guys I'm new here! I joined because I could really use some help regarding vacuuming my... Not so ordinary pool. To start my pool doesn't...

    Started by Antman2x2‎, 08-02-2012 08:17 PM
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  27. Broken float support on Polaris 180 - best repair?

    The plastic extension that holds the stationary float has broken - see photo below. Inside the plastic is a stainless steel tube that appears to be...

    Started by aquarium‎, 08-12-2006 08:17 PM
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  28. Polaris 180 - the little wheel on the side does what?

    I took my Polaris 180 in to the pool store to get some parts, and the guy there said the little wheel on the side wasnt engaging the bigger wheels...

    Started by aquarium‎, 08-21-2006 12:43 PM
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  29. Polaris 180 and Intermatic Timer - Quick Disable?

    We have children with big heavy feet. The brace holding the float is cracked again because I didn't get the Polaris 180 out of the pool fast enough...

    Started by aquarium‎, 09-30-2006 10:22 PM
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  30. Polaris 180 - Wall fitting valve blowing water

    With the colder weather the wall fitting for the Polaris 180 is now blowing water out the side spring-loaded vent. This is the plastic fitting that...

    Started by aquarium‎, 12-15-2006 10:13 AM
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    12-15-2006 12:52 PM Go to last post

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