Every pool has a couple of hard to keep clean areas, places where a battery powered pool vacuum would come in handy. These are the places the automatic pool cleaners are unable to get to. Under, or around, the pool steps is a good example. Automatic pool cleaners have always had trouble doing a really good job of cleaning around pool steps.
Another place that pool cleaners tend to miss is the area farthest away from the filter location. Many automatic pool cleaners would rather not travel that far from home. A battery powered pool vacuum is the perfect solution for these hard to get to or often neglected places.
Every house has a battery powered mini vacuum plugged into the wall somewhere. I know I do and it gets used often. It is so much faster than dragging out the big vacuum just to clean up one small mess. The battery powered pool vacuum is based on this same principle. It is always plugged in, therefore it is always charged and ready to go. It does not connect to the filter so there are no hoses to hook up and prime. In less than a minute you are cleaning your pool.
I'm sure by now you are just dying to know where you can get one of these Battery Powered Pool Vacuums. I've included a link below to help you out.
These pool vacuums have a reusable bag, just like your handy Black and Decker, that need cleaned on occasion. The bag traps the dirt, sand, leaves and other pool debris. It truly does operate completely independent of you filter system making it very fast and easy to use.
When using any kind of hand vacuum with a vinyl lined pool, be careful not to push it into the sidewall with too much force. It is also not advised to let the sidewall guide the cleaner along the top of the cove. This unit looks like it would be perfect for cleaning the cove on an above ground pool but it may need just a little extra padding added to the outer edge.
For just over a hundred dollars it would make a handy addition to your above ground pool.