How to
acuum your Pool
To keep your pool clean it will be necessary to routinely brush the pool walls and floor and
vacuum the pool floor to remove dirt and debris.
When vacuuming you are using your pool
pump with vacuum attached to skimmer to pull dirt and debris from the pool floor to be trapped
inside of your filter-returning the water back to the pool. You should vacuum your pool on a
regular basis, generally once a week- or as needed. If your looking for a little less maintenance
there are a variety of automatic cleaners available today for all pool types and budgets.
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pool pr
ofessional will be happy to recommend a pool cleaner that is right for you.
Your manual vacuum consists of a vacuum head, vacuum hose, telescopic pole and (optional)
skim-vac plate.
The Vacuum head attaches to the telescopic pole, the hose slips onto the
vacuum head on one end- (if you have a swivel end on your hose attach the
swivel cuff end to the vacuum head) the other hose end will slip onto the skim-
vac or directly into the suction opening in the skimmer- follow the steps below
before attaching the vacuum hose in the skimmer or skim-vac.
Before vacuuming you should:
Check the water level- should be at the ½ way point of skimmer opening.
A lower water
level could cause the pump to loose prime while vacuuming.
Check the skimmer basket- empty if needed.
The skimmer basket will remain in place
when using a skim-vac.
The skim-vac will sit over the skimmer basket with a fitting in
which to attach your vacuum hose. If you are not using a skim-vac you will need to
remove the skimmer basket in order to connect the vacuum hose to the suction
opening. If you have more than one skimmer you should close off the skimmer not be
used, by rotating the flo-plate over the suction port.
Check the pump strainer basket-clean if necessary.
Check the filter pressure- backwash if necessary.
You are now ready to prime the vacuum hose
Submerge the vacuum head (already attached to pole and hose
With the filter running hold the free end of hose in front of the return wall fitting to purge
the hose of any air and fill with water.
When you no longer see any air bubbles coming
from the vacuum head the hose is primed.
Hold the hose underwater to maintain the prime while connecting to the skimmer. The
hose can usually fit through the front of the skimmer opening (weir door may need to be
removed) where you can slip onto skim-vac plate or insert into suction opening.
Click here to watch a short video on how to vacuum your pool
Remember, Automatic Pool Cleaners can keep your pool looking great, effortlessly!