Vacuuming your pool is a great way to keep it clean and free of debris. To vacuum your pool you will need a pool vacuum cleaner. A pool vacuum consists of the vacuum head, the vacuum hose, the telescopic tube and the cleaner plate.
Before you start vacuuming your pool
Before you start vacuuming your pool, you will probably need to assemble your vacuum cleaner. To do this you just need to connect all the parts already mentioned in the following way:
- Attach the head to the telescopic tube. All tubes are standard size so you will have no problem fitting both parts together.
- Attach one end of the hose to the head and then attach the other end of the hose to the skimmer using the cleaner plate.
Note: Before connecting the second end of the hose to the skimmer, you must be sure to release all the air inside the hose. The easiest way to do this is to hold the vacuum hose against one of the pool’s water jets until the bubbles completely stop coming out.
Set the vacuuming mode
To vacuum up the dirt particles in your pool you can set the vacuum mode of the valve to filter only. This will remove the debris and return the water to your pool.
In the event that you need a more thorough cleaning where you need to remove large amounts of debris or your pool has algae, set the vacuum mode to backwash mode. This will send the water to the drain instead of through the filter.
Start the pool vacuuming
To vacuum, simply move the pool vacuum as if you were vacuuming a carpet. Make slow, linear movements; moving too fast will only remove the dirt and not vacuum it up.
Make these movements both on the floor and on the walls of the pool. In some cases to make the task easier you can pass the brush along the walls of the pool so that the particles fall to the floor and are easier to vacuum.
If the pool is very dirty you will probably have to stop and empty the pump filter before continuing. Repeat this process as many times as necessary until you have removed all the debris from your pool floor or until you have vacuumed your pool to your satisfaction.
Do I need to vacuum my pool if I have an automatic pool cleaner?
Yes, automatic pool vacuums are excellent for light cleaning and day-to-day maintenance, however they are not designed to remove heavy items or large amounts of debris.
An example of this is when we see our automatic cleaner pushing a pile of leaves back and forth. A pool vacuum reduces the work for this kind of dirt, which will help you keep your pool sparkling and shiny and save you a lot of headaches.
How often should I vacuum my pool?
Generally, you can vacuum your pool once a week is a good option. However, you should vacuum whenever you notice large amounts of debris, dirt or leaves on the pool floor (for example, you may need to vacuum after a heavy rainstorm or if there is construction going on at home near the pool).
If you need to vacuum your pool and you don’t have any of these tools, don’t worry, call us and we will vacuum it for you.
Vacuuming your pool will keep it clean and shiny.