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Installing a Pool Vacuum

Pool vacuums allow you to remove dirt and debris in the bottom and sides of a pool without draining out the water. Suction is provided to the vacuum by the pool’s filter pump since it attracts water through the skimmer. While pool vacuums change in design and price, preparing a vacuum is comparable. Professional pool providers use a simple process to ensure that no air gets into the vacuum hose so that the vacuum works with maximum efficiency.

Turn off the pool-filter pump in the timer-control box or use a manual switch. Loosen the grips that secure the cover in the leaf basket and then lift off the cover. Lift out the basket and remove any leaves or debris. Put the basket back into position and secure the cover by massaging the grips.

Open the manage of this pressure-relief valve on the cover of the filter housing. Turn the pump in the controller box or switch. Permit the pump to purge any air out of the machine. Shut the pressure-relief valve when water starts to flow out of the nozzle on the valve.

Shut off the intake valve in the pipe to your pool’s main drain. Typically, the valve includes a reddish knob or lever-handle that distinguishes it as the valve to your drain. Shutting off the main drain line ensures maximum suction in the pool’s skimmer.

Place the swimming-pool rod on the deck near the pool skimmer. For a telescopic pole, loosen the adjustment ring, then fully extend the rod and tighten the ring. String from the vacuum hose nearby using the tapered end on the deck near the skimmer.

Remove the skimmer cover. Pull the skimmer display from the ingestion port on the skimmer by hand. Set it aside.

Fit the swivel-arm of a vacuum plate or vacuum head into the lower end of this rod that does not have a rubber grip. Depress the ball-checks on each side of the swivel arm and then insert the end of the arm into the end of the rod. Rotate the rod, as necessary, hence that the ball-checks on the arm pop into the machined holes near the end of the rod.

Moisten the larger, untapered end of the vacuum hose in the water. Fit the end securely onto the circular nozzle on the vacuum plate or vacuum head.

Hold the tapered end of the hose in 1 hand or secure it under one arm. Grip the rod near the vacuum plate or vacuum head and use the rod to lessen the plate or head into the deepest portion of the pool. Hold the end of the rod at the rubber grip with one hand.

Kneel down near the skimmer. Hold the tapered and also the vacuum compartment under the water. Wait until air from the hose stops bubbling out of the end.

Continue to hold the tapered end of the hose below the surface of the water. Insert the end into the opening in the outer border of this skimmer and thrust the tapered and into the intake port where the skimmer screen has been removed. Done correctly, the hose will stiffen as water is pulled into the vacuum plate or vacuum head.

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