Ah, the joys of owning a swimming pool! The sun-soaked afternoons, the refreshing dips, and the poolside parties. But maintaining a sparkling clean pool takes some learning and effort – like vacuuming. So, if you’re looking to learn how to vacuum a swimming pool, you’ve come to the right place!
In this article, we’ll guide you through the simple and satisfying process of vacuuming your swimming pool. So, grab your goggles and let’s dive in!
Before we get started, let’s gather the necessary tools for a successful pool vacuuming session. Here’s what you’ll need:
Ready to begin? The first thing you’ll need to do is connect and prime your vacuum for action.
Securely attach the vacuum head to the telescopic pole.
Before connecting, you’ll need to first blow the air out of the hose. Simply hold the hose up to one of the jets in your pool until you don’t see any more air bubbles.
Then, attach one end of the hose to the skimmer using the vacuum plate (make sure the skimmer basket is off), and the other end to the vacuum head. This will create the necessary suction to pull in debris.
If you have a lot of debris, you should set the filter system to “Waste”, as it sends the water right down the drain instead of through the filter. On the other hand, if it’s a light vacuuming day, then just leave the multiport valve on “Filter”.
Now that everything is set up, it’s time to dive into the actual vacuuming process. Here are a few tips:
Congratulations! You’ve successfully vacuumed your pool. Now, let’s finish up.
Once you’ve completed vacuuming, detach the vacuum head and hose from the pole. Rinse them and the bottom of the skimmer with clean water to remove any remaining debris or dirt.
Then, if needed, put your filter pump settings back to normal. Those with a sand or DE filter may also want to use this opportunity to do a quick backwash. So, follow the manufacturer’s instructions to backwash or clean the filter. This will ensure proper water circulation and filtration.
With these simple steps, you can transform your pool into a sparkling oasis. The beauty of regular vacuuming is that it not only keeps your pool clean and inviting, but also helps maintain water quality and prolong the life of your pool equipment.
Now it’s time to embrace the joy of a pristine swimming pool, and let the underwater adventure begin!
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