Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Using PHOSfree a Step by Step Guide

Treating high phosphate levels in your pool is easy with Natural Chemistry PHOSfree and anyone can follow these simple steps. It is important to follow the steps for the best results. Below are the step by step process of using PHOSfree in your pool.

Directions for use of PHOSfree:
This product is designed for use in properly balanced pool water.

1. Clean or backwash filter.
2. Determine the appropriate dose. * See chart below.
3. Shake bottle well prior to application. With circulation pump running, add a dose to the skimmer.
4. Run filter for 48 hours continuously without backwashing or cleaning.
5. After 48 hours of filtering, clean/backwash filter. Retest phosphate levels, and if necessary, repeat steps 1-5.
Note: If DE filter pressure rises to 10psi above start-up pressure, turn the pump off for 1 minute and then turn it back on. If the pressure remains high,
backwash or rinse for 30 seconds.

Dosage Chart:
Dose per 10,000 gallons (38,000L)
Phosphate Level PHOSfree Dosage
300ppb or less 0.5L or 16oz
600ppb 1L or 32oz
900ppb 1.5L or 48oz
1200ppb 2L or 67.6oz

For DE & Cartridge Filters: Do not add more than 1.5L (48oz) at a time. If more than 1.5L (48oz) is needed to treat, be sure to clean or backwash
the filter between treatments.

Important: Algae must be treated prior to testing and lowering phosphates. Chlorine must be under 5ppm before testing phosphates.

Make sure you adjust the dosage based on your pool size. Adjust the dosage up if you have a larger pool than the 10,000-gallon base chart and adjust the dosage down if your pool is less than 10,000 gallons.

Keep in mind phosphates are measured in ppb – parts per billion instead of the standard ppm – parts per million used in the industry. To give you an idea of how small a ppb is, imagine a roll of toilet paper stretched from New York across the Atlantic Ocean to London. 1 ppm would be one tiny sheet of the entire roll that is stretched across the ocean! So a phosphate level of 100 ppb is extremely minuscule but any amount of phosphates in the water is food for the algae. We are dealing with the microscopic world in your pool and strangely these very small amounts can destroy the pool’s chlorine level and cause algae to bloom on the pool surface.

There are of course factors that contribute to algae in your pool. The main factors that I see are poor filtration, not running your pump long enough, flow issues due to air leaks in the system and improper chemistry – low chlorine levels each week. After addressing these issues, you can still get algae in certain areas of your pool and attached spa. That is where a phosphate remover like PHOSEfree can come in handy.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Orenda Technologies Overview

I got the opportunity to record several podcast episodes with Harold Evans, the owner of Orenda Technologies. Orenda is an industry leader in pool water treatment and they make several products ranging from Phosphate Removers to Enzymes. They also offer many free educational opportunities and a free chemical dosage app.

If you are interested in listening to all six podcasts all covering different topics the links for those are here:
Orenda Technologies Water Quality Issues Series Part 1 of 6: Virtual Classroom and App (Episode 325): https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/3040495
Orenda Technologies Water Quality Issues Series Part 2 of 6: Phosphates (Episode 326): https://www.buzzsprout.com/110832/3040546
Orenda Technologies Water Quality Issues Series Part 3 of 6: Enzyme Treatment (Episode 327):
Orenda Technologies Water Quality Issues Series Part 4 of 6: High CYA (Episode 328):
Orenda Technologies Water Quality Issues Series Part 5 of 6: Balancing the LSI (Episode 329):
Orenda Technologies Water Quality Issues Series Part 6 of 6: Scaling & Etching (Episode 330):

Here is more from Orenda Technologies:
“Water is a precious resource, and we strive to make it clean and beautiful. Orenda has a philosophy of minimalism and proactive pool care. Why be proactive? Because prevention is always easier than correction, and we want to help educate the pool industry and pool owners about it. The vast majority of pool issues are preventable, and that's why we published our Four Pillars of Proactive Pool Care.

For many years, Orenda was primarily a specialty chemical manufacturer, building a business on quality, professional-grade products, and reputation. We have since evolved into an education company. We have invested heavily in building the pool industry's leading mobile app and dosing calculator, have a library of helpful videos, and a growing list of educational articles in our blog. In 2019 we released Orenda Academy, which is another free resource for anyone to learn more about pool management.

We want to deliver the best water quality possible, with the fewest chemicals. The Orenda line of professional-grade, eco-friendly specialty pool chemicals help our customers get there. But our chemicals merely complement our program, which is a series of improved habits and behaviors to optimize water management.

Let’s stop guessing and “eyeballing it”, and instead dial in our behavior and habits. Orenda is here to help.

NSF mark, CE-clarifier, Orenda NSF
Commitment to Science and Safety
Our commitment to science and safety is unparalleled in the aquatics industry. To demonstrate that commitment, ALL of our products are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 50, the recreational water standard. Orenda chemicals are powerful and concentrated, yet safe.

You can visit their website to learn more: https://www.orendatech.com/

Orenda makes the following products:

PR-10,000 Phosphate Remover
SC-1000 Scale and Metal Control
CV-600 Enzyme Water Cleaner
CV-700 Enzyme Water Cleaner + Phosphate Remover
CE-Clarifier + Enzyme
CE-Spa Clarifier
SPA-500 Pre-Drain Scrub
CV-Tile & Filter Cleaner

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Primate Carbon Fiber Pool Poles Overview

Primate Pool tools have been making their carbon fiber pool pole since 2014 and they now have three different models to choose from. Any of these three models would be great for your pool route depending on your need and your pool pole preference. These poles have been proven to be very well made, durable and lightweight. Here is a brief summary of each pole for you.

Primate 3X [6ft x 15.6ft Pole]
This is their flagship product and it is the strongest, lightest, and most durable pole in the Tri-pole category. The Primate 3X offers a quick and easy to use lever-lock and a double inner extension system that can reach 15 ft 6 inches.

Measurements: Collapsed length- 72”, w 2nd tube 144”, w 3rd tube 187”
Weight: 2lb, 4oz
Materials: Carbon fiber tubing with fiberglass reinforcement at stress and wear points.

Primate 2X [8 x 16ft pole]
The Primate 2X is a traditional 2 part 8 x 16 ft pole. It is compatible with the Primate X 8 ft and 6 ft extensions, and the Primate adapter. If you are currently using a 2 part pole you will love how light this pole is compared to other 8 by 16 ft poles. It is identical to its brother the P3X in strength, weight, and durability and features our flagship lever lock mechanism.

Measurements: Collapsed length – 96″, fully extended – 184″
Weight: 2.5 lbs
Materials: Carbon fiber tubing with fiberglass reinforcement at stress and wear points.

Primate 2X BETA (6 x 11 ft) Telescoping Pool Pole
The P2X BETA is identical to its brothers the P3X and 2X in strength and durability and features our flagship lever lock mechanism. However, this version (BETA) is a smaller more compact 2-part pole for those who would prefer something shorter and lighter for skimming, brushing, and tile scrubbing. This the pole is also great for above ground and in-ground spas and smaller pools.

Measurements: Collapsed length – 70″, fully extended – 126″
Weight: 1 lb 14 oz
Materials: Carbon fiber tubing with fiberglass reinforcement at stress and wear points.

Primate X (6 ft & 8 ft Extensions)
Sometimes you need a little extra reach for larger pools. Save time and effort with the Primate X single extension attachment. Offering 6ft and 8 ft versions for extra reach and sturdy connection design. Simply attach the pole extension to the tool end of the Primate 2X or 3X.

Measurement: 6 ft – 70”, 8 ft – 96.5″
Weight: 1lb
Materials: Carbon fiber tubing with fiberglass reinforcement at stress and wear points.

For me, I am a big fan of the Tri-Pole and like the Primate 3X but if you are currently using an 8 x 16 ft pole the transition to the Primate 2X will be seamless. I think going from a 2-piece pole to a 3-piece pole is a big adjustment and that is why I like the fact that Primate Pool Tools makes 3 different poles. The 2X Beta is a great compact pole for spas and small poles. I really think there is a market for this little guy and it is more than just a nitch pole. I have several accounts where the 2X Beta is just the perfect size. Regardless, there is a pole for your needs and all of these are excellent choices.

Monday, March 23, 2020

All About 3" Tri-Chlor Tablets

The use of Tri-Chlor Tablets is pretty widespread and you will see them referred to in different names such as “Tablets,” “3-inch Pucks,” “Tabs,” but everyone knows you are referring to the bucket of 3” Tablets. They appear very simple to use but there is a lot of things you should know about the use of them and of course some safety guidelines.

Tri-Chlor or Trichloroisocyanuric Acid comes in three forms. The familiar 3” tablets that slowly dissolve in your pool, a very fine powder shock and a granular form. About 50% of the Tri-Chlor by weight is Conditioner (Cyanuric Acid). So, a 50 lbs. bucket of tablets is about 25 lbs. of Conditioner. If you overuse tablets your pool’s CYA level can go up rapidly. Trichlor tablets are usually 90% to 99% active chlorine. Tri-Chlor tablets have a very low pH of 2-3 so they will lower the pH in your pool. The tablets contain acid in the form of Cyanuric Acid so if one falls into the pool it is likely to stain the surface by burning it.

Tri-Chlor granular is very powerful stuff. It is basically the Tri-Chlor Tablet grounded up in granular form and is 99% active chlorine. Use with extreme caution as the Conditioner in the granular can stain the plaster. The CYA in the tablet is basically acid and if you let it pile up on the pool surface it will stain the plaster as if you dropped a 3” Tablet into the pool. Never add this to the skimmer and if you do use it for Black or Mustard algae make sure it is evenly dispersed on the pool surface. Not for use in Vinyl, Fiberglass or color plaster pools.

The 3” Tri-Chlor tablets must be used and handled in a safe manner to avoid chemical burns and possible breathing issues. If a bucket of tablets were to get water in it, the vapors or gas from these tablets can be extremely overpowering. Make sure to only use a watertight bucket of tablets like these from In The Swim (the brand that appears in the video). Make sure you store the tablets in a safe and dry place and since it is an Oxidizer I don’t recommend storing it in your garage or inside your house.

When you go to put the tablet in on in-line or off-line chlorinator, be aware that any undissolved tablets in the chlorinator can also give off a strong smell as there is water in the chlorinator chamber. I always open the chlorinator with my head off to the side and not directly over it, you can also wear a mask as protection. The floater in your pool is relatively safe from fumes as it is in the open air and not a closed chamber like a chlorinator. Just use caution with the 3” Tri-Chlor tablets when you use them in a chlorinator attached to your pool equipment.

You also do not want to put a 3” Tri-Chlor tablet directly into your pool skimmer. Since the tablets contain acid in the form on Cyanuric Acid when the pool turns off all of that acid will be sitting in the skimmer and building up. When you turn the pool back on, a large amount of acid will travel into the pool equipment and then out the return lines. This acid can ruin the metal parts in your heater and also stain the pool plaster at the return lines. Use the tablets in only a chlorine floater in your pool or in a chlorinator attached to your equipment.


A very strong form of chlorine
Slow dissolving in tablet form so it releases chlorine all week long

Easy to use and affordable

Keeps a good residual chlorine level in your pool all week
Very long shelf life


Can stain the pool surface

Contains 50% CYA by weight
Be careful of toxic fumes

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Cartridge Filter Test: Not cleaning my Filter for 1 Year! Pleatco Advanced ULTRA

I wanted to really give the Pleatco Advanced ULTRA a real-world test so I left 4 cartridges in a filter for one year without cleaning them. The pool was fine for the entire year as far as water quality which in itself was pretty amazing. Typically, these for cartridge type filters need cleaning every 6 months so going an entire year was a real stretch. The pool was also open all year round so the filter was running every day for at least 8 hours per day.

One thing I really like about these cartridges is that they have no bands holding the pleats together. This makes cleaning these cartridges very easy and quick. The Aqua Comb filter cleaning tool really shines with the ULTRA cartridges. It took me about 5 minutes to clean all 4 cartridges, the dirt just poured right off of them which is also amazing after 1 year without being cleaned. Below is more about the Pleatco Advanced ULTRA.

Pleatco has been working on creating the best replacement cartridge filter and this year they have come out with the Pleatco Advanced ULTRA Filter Cartridges. The Advanced Ultra is only available at your Brick and Mortar retail store or from your pool service professional. These cartridges have a new feature called Pure Pleat technology which keeps the pleats rigid without the need of any bands across the center of the cartridge.
Here is what Pleatco has to say about the Advanced ULTRA cartridges:
“Over the past 5 years, Pleatco Advanced Technology has become the new standard in pool & spa filtration.

We stand behind the honest fact that all our filter cartridges featuring Pleatco Advanced Point Bonded Filtration Fabrics & Free Flow Core Technology hold more dirt, are easier to maintain, provide greater flow, save energy and last longer... and we have the research and results to prove it.

Our mantra is ‘constant improvement’ and we have continued to develop new products that leverage and enhance our 100% unique and exclusive technology.”
The Pleatco Advanced ULTRA features three of their innovative technologies all in one filter.

Point Bonded Filtration Fabric
Pleatco 4oz Point Bonded Filtration Fabric contains more fibers per unit area offering far greater volume dirt holding capacity than other filtration fabrics. With reduced pore size distribution, the fabric provides impressive turbidity reduction via unique cross filtration flow, easily and efficiently capturing dirt particles to achieve a deeper level of cleanliness and clarity than ever before. Due to uniformly placed weld spots, our unique Pleatco Point bonded fabrics are strong and robust and return to a high state of original performance after cleaning, meaning greater usability, longer cleaning cycles, and less service time.

Free Flow Core Technology
Pleatco Advanced Filter Cartridges are constructed with precision-engineered Free Flow Cores. Our cores allow for the even flow of water through the entire cartridge which increases filtration, uses all the Pleatco Advanced Point Bonded Filtration Fabric, and makes it easier for the pump to move water through the entire cartridge. Pleatco’s Free Flow Cores are designed to be efficient, robust and save energy, money and the environment.

Pure Pleat Technology:
Pure Pleat Depth – Optimal use of the fabric surface area
Pure Pleat Stability – Ultra-strong pleats that are evenly spaced for unprecedented filtration efficiency
Pure Pleat Performance – Reliability and longer filter cleaning cycle times
Pure Cleanability – Super easy to clean and a time saver

By combining all of these features into the Advanced ULTRA cartridge, you can see why you are getting the best possible cartridge filter on the market today.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Raypak Pool & Spa Heater Overview

The Raypak heaters are known in the industry to be bulletproof – so to speak. Turn the power on and the heater will fire up. They are one of the most reliable heaters for your pool and spa and with some new updated features, they are worth a second look. Raypak offers a 2-year warranty for any of their heaters installed at a residential pool and a 3-year warranty if the heater is part of a new build.

Here are some of the features of the Raypak heaters:
Featuring a low-profile design, the corrosion-resistant cabinet made of galvanized metal, copper fin tube heat exchanger and advanced-engineered materials make this one of the most reliable and long-lasting heaters on the market today.

ProTek Shield
ProTek Shield is a cutting-edge module that protects the heat exchanger and extends the life of your Raypak Digital Gas Pool and Spa Heater. Corrosion of the heat exchanger is the number one failure of a gas heater. So the Raypak Heater is perfect for saltwater pools. The ProTek Shield is engineered to take the brunt of the corrosion that naturally occurs over time. The ProTek Shield uses patent-pending technology to achieve this and the compact design makes it easy to replace when needed.

Heat Exchanger
The Raypak Gas Heaters use state of the art parts like fin tube materials including copper and cupronickel, both available as ASME1. The Bronze ASME headers provide the strength needed to meet commercial code requirements.

Digital Controls
Equipped with an intelligent control system that can easily be tied into an existing automated the system, and the heaters also feature a microprocessor-controlled thermostat for setting the perfect temperature every time.

Low NOx Certified
With Raypak’s Digital Gas Low NOx Pool and Spa Heaters, the air-fuel mixture is maintained by a gas valve/blower system that allows the heater to always burn clean and safe. This means that the Raypak Low NOx heaters meet the additional safety standards and regulations required for Texas, California, and Utah.

Raypak heaters are known for their reliability and durability and these heaters are no exception. The design may not be compact and modern, but they work. I really think the ProTek Shield is a revolutionary idea to prevent corrosion and if you have a saltwater pool this would be the perfect heater for you. The heaters come backed by a great warranty and Raypak has a long history of making reliable pool heaters.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Jacuzzi JPV 100 Battery Operated Vacuum Priced at $49.99!

The Jacuzzi JPV100 Professional Grade Pool and Spa Vacuum is a great little tool for vacuuming out your spa and to spot vacuum a small pool. It is a battery-powered vacuum so no cords or hoses are needed. It is designed primarily for spas and hot tubs but can also be used to spot vacuum an above ground pool or in-ground pool.

Here are some of the features of the JPV100:
Use by hand or attach to any standardize size telescoping pole.
Up to 2.5 hours of use (multiple cleanings)
Includes Vacuum Head, Filter Bag, Power Head, Battery Chamber, Pool Pole Adapter, and Micro Filter Bags.
2-Year Warranty.
Powered by five D-Cell Batteries, the Jacuzzi JPV100 Professional Grade Pool and Spa Vacuum vacuums up unwanted debris, including sand, silt, and algae without the use of a pool hose for approximately 2.5 hours of run time with multiple cleanings.

Basically, you would choose your portable battery-powered vacuum by the amount of use it will get. The JPV100 has a small debris chamber and a compact size so it is ideal for spas and hot tubs. That would be my primary recommendation for the JPV100. If you need to vacuum a larger surface area I would suggest looking at the JPV200 or JPV300. These are designed for vacuuming larger areas and both of these feature larger debris bags.

One thing that I really like about the JPV100 is the included Micro Filter Bags. This will allow the JPV100 to vacuum up very fine dirt and sand along with leaf debris. For a spa or hot tub, you will find this vacuum great for vacuuming up the sand and silt that builds up from bathers getting in and out. If you have a water feature or kiddie pool you will find the low profile of the JPV100 ideal for this application also.

The power of the cleaner is also surprising. You can really see it sucking in dirt and debris and even though the debris bag looks small, it can hold quite a bit of dirt and debris. You, of course, couldn’t vacuum a large pool full of debris, but this is not what the JPV100 is designed for. You will find the JPV100 ideal for your light-duty needs and it is backed by a solid 2-year manufacturer warranty.

To Order the JPV100:

Monday, March 9, 2020

Orenda Product Overview

Orenda Technologies makes a wide variety of products for your pool and spa and I have highlighted a few of them here for you. One of the things that set Orenda apart is their focus on training and the use of their app along with educating customers on how to use their products correctly.

PR-10,000 Phosphate Remover Concentrate
Phosphates are measured in PPB (Parts Per Billion) which should be an indicator for you that even a small amount can affect your pool water quality negatively. If you are having issues with your pool holding chlorine or algae forming on the pool surface, you may have an issue with an elevated phosphate level. Testing the water for phosphates would be the 1st step to take. If you have a high level of phosphates in the water this could be the primary reason why your chlorine is not holding and why you have algae. Of course, there may be other factors but it helps if you start first by reducing the phosphate levels in your pool. You can achieve this by using a phosphate remover like PR-10,000.

PR-10,000 is a highly concentrated phosphate remover and 8 oz. will remove phosphates up to 1500 ppb in a 10,000-gallon pool. By reducing the phosphates you make the chlorine more effective and eliminate a food source for the algae. In most cases, if you had high phosphate levels this is all you need and your pool will rebound quickly. If your pool does not the other factors may be an inefficient filter, too low a run time and very high CYA levels. But the PR-10,000 is an effective phosphate remover and is sold in as little as 8 oz. bottles up to gallon sizes for pool service use.

CV-600 Catalytic Enzyme
Enzymes are used in the most part to help break down non-organic waste in a pool that can form from a number of sources including suntan lotion, detergents, body oils and more. Adding an Enzyme like CV-600 is a great way to help the chlorine work more effectively. Typically, you will see a scum line forming on the waterline or even see oil on the pool surface after a heavy bather load. If your pets swim in the pool you may also notice more oils in the pool and all of this affects the efficiency of the chlorine in the pool. To reduce the non-organic matter in your pool or spa, adding an enzyme is a very effective way to do this and also to enhance the chlorine in the pool.

SC-1000 Scale and Metal Control
It is a professional-grade chelant that can prevent metal stains and carbonate scale formation. It works to dissolve carbonate scale and protect plaster during initial startup and beyond. If you notice scale on your pool surface the SC-1000 would be a good product to add to your pool to reduce the scaling and it also controls metal staining in your pool. One thing to note about the SC-1000 is that it will lower the chlorine level in your pool. If you add a quart to a 10,000-gallon pool and the chlorine level is 3.0 ppm, it may lower it down to 1 ppm. So before using the product you will want to raise your chlorine level up in your pool.

I really like the Orenda app which is a free app full of great resources as well as a dosage calculator. One of the best parts of the dosage calculator app is how it can calculate your swimming pool’s LSI. This is an index that will allow you to determine if your pool water is scaling forming or aggressive. This is an important aspect of pool chemistry and one that is often overlooked.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

High CYA, Adjusted Alkalinity and the LSI Index

I spent some time talking to Wayne Ivusich, CPO®, PHTA CPO® Instructor Manager of Education & Technical Services Taylor Technologies, Inc. about some of the hard pool chemistry issues you may encounter. These include pools with high CYA levels, how to do the Adjusted Alkalinity and the LSI Index. There are also two more parts to the interview which you can listen to on the podcast site if you would like.

Wayne also mentioned the Taylor Webinars that he hosts each week. To join him in these webinars you can email him and he will provide you with the link: Wayne Ivusich Wayne@taylortechnologies.com

Here is more about Taylor Technologies:
For more than 85 years, Taylor Technologies has been a leading manufacturer of products for analyzing water chemistry. Whether industrial, commercial, or residential applications—Taylor is committed to providing the highest quality products, along with superb customer service.

There’s a Reason Taylor Is the Most Trusted Name in Water Testing. Taylor is a leading developer and manufacturer of water-testing kits and reagents for the pool/spa and industrial sectors. With unparalleled customer service and support, Taylor is the go-to for every distributor, retailer, commercial operation, and homeowner…wherever water is tested.
One of the most common water balancing issues is having high Cyanuric Acid (CYA) in your pool. Cyanuric Acid often referred to as Conditioner or the stabilizer is added to the pool in order to slow the chlorine burn off caused by the Sun's UV rays. But if you use 3” Chlorine Tablets (Trichlor Tablets) you will be adding Cyanuric Acid to your pool on a constant basis. Here I will discuss the effects of high CYA in your pool water, how to correct it and ways to prevent it from rising too high levels again.

If your CYA level is very low the Sun's UV rays will cause the chlorine to burn off quickly leaving your pool with no sanitizer or very low levels. The Conditioner in the pool helps to protect the chlorine from burning off too quickly.

Very high CYA levels will make the chlorine in your pool less effective which means you will have to keep the levels at 5.0 ppm or higher and your pool. Your pool may also develop algae blooms even with high chlorine levels present. These algae blooms are also hard to get rid of in a pool with very high CYA levels. High levels of CYA will also give you false ORP readings if your pool uses ORP to measure the safety and swim-ability of the water. High CYA also will give you a false Alkalinity reading, if you test the Alkalinity and it is at 100 it is more likely at 70 due to the CYA level being so high.

The ideal level of CYA in your pool is 30-50 ppm and up to 80 ppm of you have a saltwater pool. So testing the Cyanuric Acid level in your pool at the beginning of the season is crucial. There are many ways to test the CYA level in your pool including the standard Turbidity test, digital testing, and test strips.

You should also utilize the LSI Index (Langelier Saturation Index) in your pool water testing. This will let you know if the pool water is scale forming or corrosive. If you have a Taylor Test Kit (K2000 Series) it will have the Watergram included which will help you calculate the pool’s LSI. You can also use several online apps to calculate the pool’s LSI. Regardless of what you use, you should be checking the LSI at least once a month in your pool or the pool’s you service.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Jacuzzi JPV200 Cordless Battery Operated Vacuum

The Jacuzzi ® JPV200 - Professional Grade Pool and Spa Vacuum, is a rechargeable portable vacuum for your pool or spa. There are many great features of the JPV200 and I really like the compact size and large debris chamber and the power of the JPV200. Here are some more features of the JPV200:

“7.5 inch Wide Vacuum Head for catching more debris
Large Debris Chamber for the toughest jobs
Powerful Motor with Fully Rechargeable Lithium Powered Battery
Cordless Operation
2-Year Warranty

Includes Vacuum Head, Nose Cap, Filter Bag, Cleaner Body, Motor Box, and Battery Charger
Small enough to navigate spas and fountains, but strong enough to clean medium-sized above and in-ground pools, this cleaner can take on just about any job.
With its large debris chamber and filter bag, the Jacuzzi JPV200 Professional Grade Pool and Spa Vacuum, Rechargeable cleans large areas of the pool, spa, or hot tub.

Featuring a cordless, hose-less design, a reusable Extreme Multi-Layer filter bag and rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery technology.

The JPV200 is a convenient way to vacuum out your pool and spa and like I mentioned above it is surprisingly powerful and compact, so it is great if you have a spa or a small above ground pool. It is also great if you have an automatic cleaner and you need to spot vacuum your pool or step areas. Because the JPV200 is very compact, it is great for those step areas in your pool and spa. The fixed hard plastic vacuum head makes it perfect for spot vacuuming.

In addition to the Multi-Layer filter bag you can also order the Pool Blaster sand/silt bag which is compatible with this Jacuzzi model. This will allow you to also pick up very fine dirt and silt which makes this vacuum even better. You will find that this cleaner does a great job with dirt as well as debris and the capacity is surprisingly large.

With a 45 minute run time you can find many uses for this cleaner and it is backed by a 2-year limited warranty. The fact that it is completely water sealed makes this a great buy. If you have a larger pool or need a bigger and more powerful model, you may be interested in the JPV300 which  you can see in this review:

If you are looking for a fast and effective way to vacuum your spa or pool, the JPV200 would be perfect for you.