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    Default Seeking silicone pads

    Hi All,

    Wondering if anyone can help...

    My creepy crawley absolutely chows the footpads- I do have a salt-water pool, but the original and generic parts are just becoming silly expensive- upwards of R450- and I replace them twice a year.

    I'm thinking of buying silicone sheets to cut my own. I did consider baking sheets, but either they're too thin, or too small by surface area.

    Anyone know of a place from whom silicone sheets can be purchased? I'm in thinking of 50cmx50cmx3mm.

    I'm in the Northern Suburbs of CPT, so if local- great- if by courier, that also works.

    Otherwise- anyone undertaken something similar? What other materials could work?

    Cheers for the help!

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    Default Re: Seeking silicone pads

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonger View Post
    My creepy crawley absolutely chows the footpads- I do have a salt-water pool, but the original and generic parts are just becoming silly expensive- upwards of R450- and I replace them twice a year.
    There's gotta be something more than it being a salt pool. My last pool was salt chlorinated and I didn't replace a footpad in the 5 years we were there. Is your PH OK?

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    Default Re: Seeking silicone pads

    Sounds like your marbelite is finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oafpatroll View Post
    There's gotta be something more than it being a salt pool. My last pool was salt chlorinated and I didn't replace a footpad in the 5 years we were there. Is your PH OK?
    Hey oafpatroll,

    I get it tested often enough and I've never had a problem with pH.

    My pool is a pretty rough surface- it looks like glass fibre- but I had it since we bought the house.

    The rubber pads seem to stretch out so that the circle fitting the cleaner turns oval, and then they don't fit properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonger View Post
    Hey oafpatroll,

    I get it tested often enough and I've never had a problem with pH.

    My pool is a pretty rough surface- it looks like glass fibre- but I had it since we bought the house.

    The rubber pads seem to stretch out so that the circle fitting the cleaner turns oval, and then they don't fit properly.
    If your surface is too rough then the pad can drag and stretch out, try adjust the suction so it doesn't pulse so hard, that may give you a bit more life from the pad.

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    Default Re: Seeking silicone pads

    Got kids that are "riding" on the kreepy by any chance?

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    Default Re: Seeking silicone pads

    Alternatively, consider a different design (and possibly manufacturer if need be) for an alternative pool cleaner.
    900 plus for the parts each year adds up and may pay for a different unit quickly with less hassle.

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    Default Re: Seeking silicone pads

    john moffet prolog
    carlin medical extrusions
    both make silicone sheets in Johannesburg
    it aint cheap thou

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    Default Re: Seeking silicone pads

    Any chance you have a Gunite Pool and not a Marble pool?

    As that will eat the polony out of it.

    The only one I have found to last in Gunite pools is the Mx8 type.

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    Default Re: Seeking silicone pads

    Quote Originally Posted by shooty View Post
    The only one I have found to last in Gunite pools is the Mx8 type.
    Yup, the wheel type (Kreepy Dominator or the MX8) are far superior and dont mind rough surfaced pools.
    Never looked back after changing

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