How to Vacuum Inground Pool?

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Pool types might varies. Above-ground pools, inground pools, infinity pools, and more are available. The inground pool is a pool that is constructed directly into the ground as a permanent fixture and is often made of concrete. To keep the in-ground pool secure for swimming, it must be cleaned on a regular basis. The common equipment for cleaning is a vacuum pool cleaner.  You might be interested in understanding how to vacuum inground pool.

Two  methods

There are generally two techniques on how to vacuum inground pool: using a handheld device or an automated one. The second method is designed to be more efficient. However, some people also often use the handheld pool cleaners due to several reasons:

  • More affordable
  • Easy to use
  • Has concentrated power

How to vacuum inground pool?

After reading this post, you can choose between vacuuming your pool using handheld cleaners or using automated ones instead.

Using the handheld pool vacuum

A pool vacuum helps you to keep the pool clean and debris-free. The handheld pool vacuum needs more effort yet minimizes your budget. Before being able to vacuum your inground pool manually, you need to prepare equipment including:

  • Elastic vacuum head
  • Telescopic pool hole
  • Flexible pool hose
  • Vacuum plate


First, connect the vacuum nozzle to the open-ended telescopic pole. Connect one end of the hose to the upper part of the vacuum nozzle. It is also a good idea to use a hose lock to protect the hose from keep falling or slipping off. Next, insert the vacuum pole, head,, and hose in the pool and place the head to rest on the pool’s bottom. You need to wait until the air bubbles cease. Furthermore, while the pump and filter are still working, press the other end of the tube against a vacuum jet to draw all the air out.


If you utilize the vacuum plate, attach the vacuum plate to the end of the tube that was up against the return jet, close the opening, and move it to the skimmer. If you do not intend to use the vacuum plate, take the basket from the skimmer, secure the end of the hose with your hand, and carry it  to the skimmer, inserting it into the suction hole at the bottom of the skimmer.


To begin cleaning your inground pool with the handheld pool vacuum, remove the debris from the pool’s surface and place the handheld vacuum. Begin vacuuming your pool at the deep end and work your way to the shallow end. Try to avoid stirring the water, which might obscure it. You also must keep a watch on your filter basket since it might cause pressure.

Using the automatic pool vacuum

This sort of vacuum is also known as a robotic pool cleaner. You can clean your pool without clogging the skimmer or damaging the filtration system. This strategy saves time, but it requires a larger budget because the cost is greater. The first step is to connect the control unit to a firmly grounded GFCI outlet that is located at least five feet away from the pool’s edge. Next, connect the floating cable to the control box and thread the connection once the control unit is connected and the control box is properly installed.


The next procedure is to carefully lower the automated vacuum inside the pool, immersing it vertically and keeping it underwater until it ceases bubbling. When all of the air has been removed, lower it to the pool’s bottom. Once it is on the pool floor, select the cleaning cycle from the control panel and begin vacuuming immediately. It is essential to distribute the floating cable across the pool to ensure that there are no coils in the wire that might cause tangles.

Last but not least, once the cleaning is over, take out the automated vacuum and let it drain.


You can choose any method of how to vacuum inground pool using any way that suits your preference. Each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. One is more efficient but more expensive, whereas the other is less expensive but requires more effort to complete. As a result, you may choose between the methods based on your pool’s needs, conditions, and budget.



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Elijah Brook

After installing my pool I discovered that keeping it clean (and safe for my 2 kids) is not something as trivial as sweeping the floor.
I went deep into this myself and I'll share my knowledge with you so that you can start with a clean pool.

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After installing my pool I discovered that keeping it clean (and safe for my 2 kids) is not something as trivial as sweeping the floor.
I went deep into this myself and I’ll share my knowledge with you so that you can start with a clean pool.

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