Cleaning an in-ground pool is a great opportunity to get some hands-on water work and stay active with your family. But it’s also a lot of work that requires at least a little bit of planning beforehand to make it go as smoothly as possible. Fortunately, it’s not all that difficult. All you need are the right tools and some helpful tips so you can tackle debris easily, maintain optimal water clarity, and reduce the amount of time you need to spend on maintenance every week. Here’s how to vacuum an in-ground pool:
How do you hook up a vacuum to an Intex pool pump?
1) First, you need to connect the hose from your vacuum cleaner to the intake tube on your pool pump.
2) Next, you will need to attach the suction cups on the other end of that hose to your pool vacuum cleaner.
3) Place a battery-operated vacuum on top of the suction cup, and then push it into the pool.
4) Connect a garden hose to the outlet tube on your pump.
5) Attach one end of that garden hose to a faucet or drain near where you want to empty out water and let it run until it’s full.
6) Turn off your pump and plug in your vacuum cleaner, then turn it back on so that all the water is sucked up into that one area. Replace battery if needed.
Can you use a vacuum on an Intex pool?
Yes, you can use a vacuum on an intex pool. The Intex pool is strong and durable; however, it can develop small cracks over time. If the pool develops a crack in the liner only, it’s not a big deal. But if the crack gets bigger and causes water to leak into your living room or laundry room, you’ll need to patch it up with polyurethane or silicone before your next vacuuming session. A leaky Intex pool isn’t likely to cause any issues but it may be annoying to have water spraying all over the place while you clean.
How do you vacuum to Intex above ground pool?
You need a vacuum cleaner with a long hose that’s able to reach the upper and lower pipes of your Intex pool. A non-electric vacuum cleaner is preferable because you don’t need electricity to operate it, although an electric one can be useful if you have a lot of debris to remove. The other thing you will need for this task is a big bottle of water or a bucket—you’ll want to use something that will hold enough water for you to use as you clean. The best way to clean the in-ground pool is by starting at the bottom, working your way up. For example, start at the bottom row of filter intakes and use the vacuum cleaner head to suck up any debris that might be there. Then move on up and repeat until you reach the top row of intake pipes.
1) Prepare for vacuuming:
2) Vacuum around the edges:
3) Fit the vacuum hose into the hose bib on top of the skimmer box:
4) Vacuum around all four corners of the skimmer box:
5) Vacuum both inside and outside surfaces of all 4 legs:
6) Vacuum around steps leading into and out from pool:
7) Vacuum underneath steps: 8) Vacuum around ladder rails: 9) Clean surface around pump outlet tube where it enters main liner pipe: 10) Clean surface around corner where main liner
How do you hook up a pool vacuum to an Intex sand filter?
You have to use a special hose adapter, or a T-fittings. These are small fittings that attach to the end of your vacuum’s hose. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be found at any pool supply store. You’ll also need to connect it to an Intex sand filter so you can pull the water through the filter instead of using the pool pump. If you don’t have an Intex sand filter, you can still vacuum your pool with another type of sifter such as a skimmer.