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Wet and dry leaf vacuum that can capture debris floating on the water

Darko Savic
Darko Savic Sep 19, 2021
A leaf vacuum that can pull dirt from the surface of the water. An exit hose leads to a mesh collection bag that captures dirt but lets the water drain out. The machine isn't damaged by water even if the nozzle is submerged.

I could be wrong but I imagine that a battery-powered version would be too weak to actually pull water out of a pool. That's ok. It's meant to pull out leaves and various debris.

An electric-powered version could be made strong enough to rapidly drain the pool if needed.


Easy vacuuming of floating leaves and debris from pools and ponds.
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The proposed machine can be improved so that it is automated

Samuel Bello
Samuel Bello Sep 21, 2021
Every part of the original idea is retained but the machine will now be a simple bot that cleans the pool. Of course, the machine will have to be battery-powered, the whole equipment will be light enough to float on water, and have propellers that let it move on water. The software required will not be very complex either. Remote control can also be incorporated into the system.
Darko Savic
Darko Savic25 days ago
With the current technology the batteries are too heavy and electromotors that are strong enough to pull the dirt out of the water use a lot of power. This could make it either too heavy, too weak, or not durable enough to do the job autonomously.

A reinforced poly leaf rake might be more efficient

Samuel Bello
Samuel Bello Sep 19, 2021
It may be better to use a reinforced poly leaf rake that is designed for pools and these are already on the market. The leaf rake has a long handle that is usually collapsible and a head that is made up of a ring and a poly net that is extended inward so that it can contain a lot of dirt. The net has small holes so that it does not only collect leaves but smaller objects like squids and dirt particles that are big enough to be seen by the human eye.

The advantage of such a collection system over the one proposed in this idea is the noiselessness. Since the leaf rake is lighter, smaller, and does not need any source of energy to work, it is the more practical option for cleaning pools for objects on the surface and near the surface.

The other tool that functions in a similar way to the one suggested in this session is the vacuum hose. This device sucks the water into its sieve so that the water returns to the pool without dirt particles. This is suitable for cleaning the bottom parts of a pool and is already on the market too.
Darko Savic
Darko Savica month ago
The poly leaf rake looks like a slow, nightmare job that has to be done on a regular basis. Precisely what people try to avoid doing.

With a good pool design, the water surface should clear itself. The floating dirt would overflow into a collection area. The proposed vacuum would save the beach-style pools where some dirt is bound to collect on the beach.

The vacuum hose solves a different problem - the removal of dirt that sunk to the bottom. The tool proposed above cleans the beach.
Spook Louw
Spook Louwa month ago
Darko Savic For the dirt at the bottom of a pool, Kreepy Krauly (https://www.kreepykrauly.co.za/products/) works brilliantly. It's a South African product but I'm sure similar solutions are available around the world. As you said, the surface of the pool should be kept clean with a well-designed filtration system and your idea could help avoid having to manually clean the edges, but for dirt at the bottom, it's hard to imagine anything being more effective than the Kreepy Krauly.
Darko Savic
Darko Savica month ago
I got this on amazon for 30 bucks https://youtu.be/KT4Yo2H4EY4
It should do a good job for any dirt that passes to the ground (I hope).

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