How to Use Pool Vacuum

How to Use Pool

Your pool, actually like all the other things throughout everyday life, gets somewhat filthy once in a while. At the point when that time arrives, it is ideal to focus on and work so your pool will be as clean as the first day it seemed to be filled. While automatic cleaners are phenomenal tools, they can recycle trash and algae back into the water as they attempt to vacuum your pool. If you need to vacuum your pool manually, follow the guide beneath.

Why do you have to learn how to use pool vacuum manually? 

On the off chance that there is a significant issue that cannot be addressed with an automatic pool cleaner such as algae and you don’t own an automatic pool cleaner, it is a lot less expensive than recruiting somebody to do it for you. It is an extraordinary exercise (definitely, we reveal to ourselves that a great deal of the time). You will require a couple of things to have the option to use your pool vacuum manually. Below are pieces of equipment you will look need to vacuum your pool manually:

  1. A Flexible Vacuum Head
  2. A Telescopic Pool Pole
  3. A Flexible Pool Hose
  4. A Vacuum Plate

Stage by stage manual pool vacuuming guide 

  • Make sure you fix the vacuum head to the open end of the telescopic pole.
  • Take one end of the hose and join it to the top of the vacuum head. Utilize a hose clip if the hose will do slip off sometimes.
  • Place the vacuum head, pole, and hose in the pool – right to the base, so the vacuum head lays on the floor of the pool.
  • With the filter and pump running, take the opposite end of the hose and put it facing a return jet in the pool. This will help it to push water through the hose and get all the air out. NB: Bubbles will come up from the vacuum head on the floor of the pool. When the air pockets stop, all the air is out of the hose.
  • If you are not using a vacuum plate, eliminate the basket inside the skimmer. With your hand block the end of the hose that has been filled up with water and bring it over into the skimmer. Ensure the hose is embedded into the suction hole at the lower part of the skimmer.
  • If you are making use of a vacuum plate, connect it to the end of the hose facing the return jet, block the opening and bring it over to the skimmer. Make sure to make a decent seal, or suction will be lost. This will make suctions from the vacuum head, through the hose, into the skimmer, and through the filter system. Now, it is an ideal time to vacuum the pool. NB: You will need to repeat step 4 and step 5 If suctions is lost.

Vacuuming  your pool

  • Begin at the shallow end of the pool and work your way towards the deep end.
  • Utilize long, moderate, and sweeping strokes while vacuuming.
  • Slightly cover each stroke as not to leave any debris or dirt at the edges of your sweep.
  • Keep it without rushing. Rushing will kick up trash, which will diminish visibility and require hours to settle down once more, making the way toward vacuuming your pool longer than it should be.

If there is a great deal of trash, you will probably kick up a haze of debris regardless of how cautious you are but there is no compelling reason to make more work for yourself by hurrying. On the off chance that the water gets shady, give a few hours to resettle. At that point, return and vacuum once more, repeating as necessary. If the vacuum head gets stuck, switch off the pump briefly to break the vacuum power and set it free.

Does it seem as if it is a great deal of work? Indeed it is. It is generally around this part that individuals will begin inquiring whether there is another method to vacuum the pool and the appropriate response is yes. There is an entire scope of automatic and robotic pool cleaning choices.

After vacuuming your pool

Did you think we were finished? There is a whole other world to be done after the initial vacuuming stage.

  • At the point when you have wrapped up cleaning your pool, eliminate the vacuum head from the telescopic pole, and channel away any water left in the vacuum hose. Join your cleaning brush to the pole and use it to scour away any algae, debris, and dirt from the sides of the pool.
  • Clear any garbage in your pump strainer basket and give the sand filter the last backwash on the off chance that you have a multiport system and have utilized the ‘filter’ setting. If you have a cartridge filter, take your filter component out and give it a decent hose down.
  • If you utilized the ‘waste’ setting to vacuum the pool, do sure you switch the valve back to the ‘filter’ setting and continue to add new water to your pool until the water level is restored.
  • Wash out the entirety of your equipment with new water, dry it and return it to storage. This will help keep it in top working condition and prevent unnecessary wear or erosion.

When would it be advisable for you to vacuum your pool manually?

It is advisable to vacuum your pool manually during seasons when an excessive amount of dirt from the use of the pool has been produced as a result of wind or a terrible climate. This includes eliminating the deposits from the pool to help the filtration framework.

After a period when the maintenance of the pool and water treatment couldn’t be done, algae with green water blossoms and huge volumes of trash are to be taken out from the water. Note that if the debris to be taken out is a great deal (leaves for instance), it is advisable to first utilize the net so as not to pointlessly clog the containers of the skimmers and the pre-filter of the filtration pump.


You do not need to fear the vacuum head! At the point when it is ideal to use pool vacuum manually, whether you’re simply waging war against algae, you can take care of it by hand with a little arrangement, a great deal of real effort, and a healthy bit of patience.


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