How To Use Your Manual Pool Vacuum

What You Need.
Before you begin you will need a telescopic pool pole, a vacuum head, a vacuum hose and a vacuum plate. All of these products can be found at your local Best Above Ground Swimming Pools supply store.

The first thing you need to do is attach your vacuum head to the end of the telescopic pole. Once that is finished, attach one end of the vacuum hose to the top of the vacuum head and now place the entire thing into your pool leaving the handle of the pole outside the pool for you to control. Now just make sure you turn the vacuum head upside down at the bottom of the pool first to create the suction.

Take the other end of the hose to your filter system. With your filter system running, place the end of the hose over the return nozzle (the nozzle where the water shoots back into your pool). This will push water through your vacuum hose causing bubbles to rise up from the pool vacuum head. We do this because it blows all the air out of the hose. Since we are creating a siphon we do not want any air inside the hose.

Once the hose is filled with water and no more bubbles are rising from the pool vacuum head, while keeping the end of the hose underwater, attach the vacuum plate. Cup the end with your hand so not to lose water out of the hose and place the vacuum plate face down on top of the skimmer basket in your skimmer where the water is sucked into your pump.

If your hose is filled with water it will start pulling the hose water through the pump into the filter and back into the pool. It may take a minute for your pump to prime. You’ll know you’ve done this correctly if the pump lid has no giant bubbles in it. If it does, your pump will keep trying to prime itself, if it doesn’t finish priming then that means there is too much air. If this happens, repeat this process of filling the hose with water and placing it in the skimmer.

Once you get this right it’s smooth sailing. You can start by turning your vacuum head back over and slowly moving your pool vacuum across the bottom of your pool picking up dirt and debris.

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