To connect your hose to the open skimmer, take the end of your hose and attach it to the adapter with the unthreaded side at the end. Insert the adapter into the skimmer by inserting it into the hole under the lid.

So how do you connect a pool vacuum without a skimmer?

Vacuum your Intex pool manually

  1. Fill the vacuum. First prepare the vacuum by removing all air from the system.
  2. Connect to the pump. The vacuum system works by attaching to the skimmer inlet which is powered by the suction power of the pool system.
  3. Vacuum your pool. It’s time to vacuum your Intex pool.

Why isn’t my pool vacuum cleaning? Suction-side problems

Possible reasons for this problem include: The water level in the pool is too low. Make sure the water is high enough to cover all skimmers – if there are more than one – and all return jets. The suction hose for the vacuum cleaner has holes in it or it is not connected properly.

Then you can also ask yourself, are you vacuuming a pool for backwash or debris?

First, vacuuming your pool:

If you have this option, it is highly recommended that you vacuum every time you have algae. This option allows you to suck up the algae and pass it through the backwash line, avoiding algae getting into your filter sand.

How long should the pool vacuum hose be?

The vacuum The hose should be long enough to reach the entire pool from the skimmer you are using. So it depends on your skimmer inlet.

Can you leave the pool vacuum in the pool?

Manual model. A manual vacuum should last as long Run as necessary to remove all visible dirt and debris on the bottom and sides of the pool. For a small, well-maintained pool, this typically takes about 20 minutes. For a very dirty small pool or a well maintained larger pool, it can take around 45 minutes.

What setting should I use to vacuum my pool?

For routine vacuuming the filter valve in the normal “Filter” position. This pumps dirty vacuum water through the pool filter to remove the contaminants and then sends filtered water back to the pool through return lines. The “Filter” setting is used for light to moderate pool sediment.

Does Walmart sell pool vacuums?

Pool Vacuums –

Remove the skimmer basket, when vacuuming the pool?

Once bubbles have stopped flowing from the suction head, bring the free end of the suction hose to the skimmer and hold the end of the hose fully submerged several times to prevent air from entering the hose reached. Remove the lid from the skimmer and also remove the skimmer basket and float valve.

How do you vacuum and bypass the pool filter?

Bypass your filter so algae doesn’t flow back into yours Pool with vacuum to waste.

  1. Turn the pump off.
  2. Set the multiport valve to the waste setting.
  3. Turn the pump back on.
  4. Close all but one of the skimmer lines.
  5. Close your main drain to 50%
  6. Set your vacuum as you normally would for regular vacuuming.

How to vacuum a pool for disposal?


  1. Fill the pool before you begin and let the hose run while you vacuum.


  2. Turn off the pump and switch the diverter valve to the drain-to-waste position.
  3. Suck as soon as possible, the water level can drop quickly.
  4. Stop sucking when the skimmer starts sucking air, let the pool refill.