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Lori L. Tharps is an assistant professor of journalism at Temple University, an award-winning author, freelance journalist and popular speaker.

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she left the Midwest in search of an authentic life experience beginning with four years at Smith College. (Technically, one of those years was spent studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain.). After graduating from Smith, with a B.A. in comparative education and Spanish, Tharps spent two years working on Madison Avenue at one of New York City’s top-ten public relations agencies. While there she worked tirelessly writing press releases and organizing press events for a certain candy company, powdered soup distributor and a well-known maker of dry toast. After realizing she’d never succeed as a PR executive, Tharps entered Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and has been writing her way through the world ever since.

After graduation from Columbia, Tharps was a staff reporter at Vibe magazine and then a correspondent for Entertainment Weekly. She has written for Ms., GlamourSuedeVogue BlackCaribbean LifeGrid and Essence magazines. She has also written for The Columbia Journalism ReviewThe Philadelphia InquirerThe New York TimesThe and Her work can also be read in the anthologies, Young Wives Tales: Stories of Love and Partnership (Seal Press), Naked: Black Women Bare All About their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips and Other Parts (Perigee), Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine (FSG) and Women: Images & Realities. A Multicultural Anthology (Avalon). Tharps is the author of two works of nonfiction – Hair Story:Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America (St. Martin’s Press) and Kinky Gazpacho: Life, Love & Spain (Atria) – and the novel, Substitute Me(Atria). 

Currently Tharps lives in Philadelphia with her husband and three children and she is working on a new book exploring the role of skin color politics in American families. Tharps doesn’t have a dog, but if she did, his name would be Otis. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Tharps is (almost) fluent in Spanish and can say I love you in seven languages.

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How to Vacuum Intex Pool without Skimmer | 2019

If your Intex pool doesn’t have a skimmer, it might get dirty since there is no way of leaving debris and other leaves. However, you can easily remove all these debris by vacuuming your pool.

Thus, we want to look at how to vacuum Intex pool without skimmer.

Things You Will Need

You will need the following things;

  1. Pool Vacuum Head

Most vacuum heads are universally made to fit at the end of pool-cleaning poles. However, you should make sure that you get a head that is weighted to ensure that it floats on water.  

  1. Telescoping Pole

Most of these poles also connect to hooks, nets, and pool skimmers with ease. Of important, ensure that the pole you get reaches the bottom of your Intex swimming pool.

  1. Vacuum Hose

Just like the vacuum heads and telescoping poles, vacuum hoses attach to most pool systems. Get a hose that will reach your pool area.

  1. Skim vacuum Plate

It will allow you to use your pool skimmer basket as opposed to the strainer basket, removing the need of turning on and off of the pool pump.

Vacuum Your Intex Pool Manually

Now you have everything you will need to vacuum your Intex pool without a skimmer. Follow these steps:

  1. Prime the vacuum

First, prime the vacuum by removing all the air in the system. Air spaces will make your vacuum lose suction – remove all the air before you start vacuuming your pool to ensure that vacuum remains strong.

To prime your vacuum:

  • Attach your vacuum head into your telescoping pole and submerge it into your Intex pool.
  • Push the free end of the attachment against a jet to remove all the air.
  • You will notice air bubbles coming up (let all the air come out).
  1. Attach to the pump

The vacuum system runs by fixing it to the skimmer inlet that is powered by the suction of the pool system. Since your Intex pool doesn’t have a skimmer, this means that the inlet will be free (you don’t need to remove the skimmer). Read More – Best suction pool cleaner on the market

Simply attach the open end of the vacuum hose into this inlet (the other end is attached to the vacuum head).

  1. Vacuum your swimming pool

It is time to vacuum your Intex pool. Move the vacuum head around the surface of your swimming pool until it is clean.

You can repeat the first two steps if your vacuum starts to lose power when vacuuming your pool.

Clean the Equipment

Once you have cleaned your Intex pool thoroughly, detach the vacuum hose from the skimmer’s hole and wash the head and hose with fresh water to eliminate chemicals.

Pool chemicals can easily decrease the life of your equipment, so clean them well. Then, store these apparatus under shade to prevent the sun from degrading them.

In Conclusion

It is very easy to clean an Intex pool without a skimmer and make ready for the swim session. All you need to do is to follow the above steps.