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Which above ground pool cleaner for Intex pools?

daiei27 1,146 July 14, 2012 at 01:15 PM in Request More Amazon Deals
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I need advice!

A lot of people recommend the following for above ground pools in general:
Hayward Above-Ground Automatic Pool Cleaner [amazon.com] $100
Aqua Products APRVJR Aquabot Pool Rover Jr. [amazon.com] $270

I also saw mention of a heavy-duty sand filter... is that better? What's the best solution for minimizing all the manual cleaning for Intex pools?

I have a relative that spends a lot of time trying to clean their pool and want to find as good of a solution as I can to automate the cleaning without going overboard.

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I need advice!

A lot of people recommend the following for above ground pools in general:
Hayward Above-Ground Automatic Pool Cleaner [amazon.com] $100
Aqua Products APRVJR Aquabot Pool Rover Jr. [amazon.com] $270

I also saw mention of a heavy-duty sand filter... is that better? What's the best solution for minimizing all the manual cleaning for Intex pools?

I have a relative that spends a lot of time trying to clean their pool and want to find as good of a solution as I can to automate the cleaning without going overboard.
Hands down the Hayward Pool Cleaner. The Aquabot has wheels and over time they will rip the lining of an Intex pool and the liners are about 2/3 the price of a new Intex Pool. The Hayward is really good, but it does hook up to the filter. If your filter is sucky, then the cleaning power of the Hayward is also sucky. With the intex pool we had, there was no avoiding manual cleaning as the constant leaves and bugs (even with a cover) were the big offenders and the Hayward doesn't clean the top surface of the pool at all, but is great for the bottom debris. We researched the heavy duty sand filters, and they were not worth the extra expense for us, though when we sold our Intex pool, they kept the Hayward and added the heavy duty sand filter, but they have three little kids that use the bathroom in the pool YUCK!
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Hands down the Hayward Pool Cleaner. The Aquabot has wheels and over time they will rip the lining of an Intex pool and the liners are about 2/3 the price of a new Intex Pool. The Hayward is really good, but it does hook up to the filter. If your filter is sucky, then the cleaning power of the Hayward is also sucky. With the intex pool we had, there was no avoiding manual cleaning as the constant leaves and bugs (even with a cover) were the big offenders and the Hayward doesn't clean the top surface of the pool at all, but is great for the bottom debris. We researched the heavy duty sand filters, and they were not worth the extra expense for us, though when we sold our Intex pool, they kept the Hayward and added the heavy duty sand filter, but they have three little kids that use the bathroom in the pool YUCK!
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I have an Intex pool and we upgraded the pool pump for about $100 and it does a great job and the filters don't get clogged so often like they did with the pump that came with the pool. NWe run it about 4-6 hours per day and maybe more if the pool has lots of use that day.

Also, we clean the $10 filters by scrubbing with a tooth brush in each pleat under running water. It takes about 5 minutes but well worth it. Sometimes I soak them first in dish soap to break up the suntan lotion and oils.

I walk around each morning and use the pole skimmer net and flick out the bugs and leaves, then turn on the filter.

For the bottom we use the pool skimmer/net thing on a pole or if there is lots of debris you can use the net attachment. Or we use the vacuum that attaches to the Intex skimmer basket, but it's sort of a pain to get the siphon action right if air bubbles get in the hose.

Hope this helps.

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