How To Vacuum Above Ground Pool

by Tonja

How do you use pool vacuum with a garden hose for an above ground pool? I purchased a vacuum with telescope handle and was told to hook one end to vacuum put entire hose into pool, but where does the suction come from?

The pool cam with vacuum attachment that sits on top of skimmer, but don't even know how to use that as it cannot connect to the hose.....confused and frustrated!

Thanks for the question Tonja

The easiest way to hook up the vacuum is to attach the vaccum head to the pole, then attach the hose to the vacuum head. Put that in the water and allow to sink to the bottom.

Unroll the vacuum hose and feed it into the water. Go straight down into the water because you want to fill the hose with water. Any air that's left in the hose will go through the system. You can also put the other end of the vacuum hose against one of the returns. This will also fill the hose with water.

Take the other end of the hose and put that under the skimmer weir, and attach it to the skimmer suction. If you can you can open the skimmer valve to increase the amount of suction.

You might also have what's called a skim basket plate or connector. There should be a 90 degree angle that sits on top of a plastic around plate. You can attach the hose to this, under water, then feed it under the skimmer. Place the plate on top of the skimmer. You should be good to go.

Remember that the hose goes under the skimmer weir, not over the skimmer.

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Hope this helps and have a great Summer.


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Sep 16, 2014
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