Skimming a swimming pool removes surface debris but eventually these unwanted items sink to the bottom of your pool. Tanning oil, leaves and trash can leave your pool looking green and cloudy. It’s best to clean the pool weekly for optimum clearness. You could use an automatic pool vacuum that crawls along the bottom of the pool but you can’t replace a manual cleaning operation. If this is your first time cleaning a pool, follow this step-by-step guide.
Vacuuming a Swimming Pool
Ease the vacuum head on to the end of the extension pole. Twist the head until you hear or see it click into place. The vacuum head will lock via two nodules on the pole. If you don’t get a good connection, the head may fall off during cleaning.
Screw the hose to the head. Carefully line the hose in the grooves. Use the extension pole and force the vacuum head into the water, pushing it down to the bottom. The pole end should stick out of the water. Take unattached hose end and attach it to the pool jet. Allow the jet to fill the hose with water. Keep filling the hose until bubbles emerge and the head sinks. Once the bubbling stops, you’ll know the head is ready to be used.
Reach down and place your hand over the hose end to create a seal. Now attach the hose end to the vacuum port of your pump. You may have to redirect the flow by shifting the handle to the “bypass” setting.
Pass the vacuum head over the pool bottom, removing debris and dirt. If suction fails, check the hose. One of the attachments may have come unsealed.
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