How to Vacuum your Pool
Your Pool Vacuum works very much like a household vacuum, a uses water instead of air. For this reason, care must be taken not to let air get in the system as this would weaken or halt the suction.
1 Clean the Pump Strainer, Filter Cartridge, and the Skimmer basket.
(see previous instructions)
2 Gather the necessary materials: Vacuum head, Vacuum pole,
Vacuum hose, Skim vac attachment.
3 Attach the vacuum head to the vacuum pole.
4 Attach the vacuum hose to the vacuum head
5 Turn off the Pump.
6 Put the ball valve in the “skimmer only position”
7 Remove the door from Skimmer.
8 Place Skim vac attachment in the skimmer over the basket
9 Turn on the Pump.
10 Submerge the vacuum head under the water and fill the hose by
placing the open end of the hose in front of the water return valve.
11 When all the air is out of the hose, attach the end to the skim vac
attachment, keeping the hose underwater so you don’t let any air
into the hose. The vacuum is now primed and ready to clean.
12 Press down firmly as you vacuum and move the head slowly
across the bottom.
NOTE – While it may seem that vacuuming at a fast pace appears
to do the job equally well, this actually creates waves which will
lift dirt up and suspend it in the water. This dirt will eventually
settle back down to the bottom.
• If the pool is very dirty and suction seems to decrease after
vacuuming for a while, it could be a sign that the filter needs
14 After vacuuming is completed, turn off Pump and remove skim
vac attachment from skimmer. Replace skimmer door.
DO NOT pull the skim vac out of the skimmer
with the pump turned on, this will cause damage to the skimmer.
15 Clean the Pump Strainer and the Skimmer basket again.
16 Put the ball valve in the “Bottom Drain only position”
17 Turn on the Pump.
18 Let the pool run on bottom drain only for a few hours before returning it to the “open position”