A pool vacuum greatly facilitates the cleaning work. It removes stones, insects, and other particles. But the pool cleaner must be connected via a hose to the filter system or the skimmer. The following instructions explain, step by step, how to hook up an Intex pool vacuum to an Intex pool pump. First, we’ll see how to use Intex pool vacuum and how it works.
How does the Intex pool vacuum work ?
Using a pool vacuum is a bit different from a pool robot. Most of these devices plug into power sources other than an electrical transformer. It is at the installation level that users get stuck, especially at the time of first use. This is especially because the actions to be taken vary from one situation to another. Generally, each model is delivered with a manual that mentions the main steps to be done to tame the device. More often than not, these manuals explain how to change accessories and how to fix it to a pool pump. But everything happens almost the same for all models of the brand.
Types of pool vacuums
Here we distinguish a manual pool cleaner from an automatic pool cleaner. For both cases, a vacuum connection needs to be made, and only the type of movement required for cleaning varies.
Manual pool cleaner
Manual pool bottom vacuums are used for manual floor cleaning. They consist of a brush head and a telescopic rod. The brush reaches a telescopic pole and is connected with a hose to the filter system. The suction cup is guided by hand on the floor of the pool and sucks the dirt from the floor.
Automatic pool cleaner
An automatic pool vacuum cleaner cleans the pool floor independently. This is connected via a hose to the filter system, and the negative pressure ensures that it moves independently on the pool floor. In this way, the automatic pool vacuum cleaner works without the need for manipulation or effort from the user. Manual cleaning of the bottom is not required in this type.
Best practices with an Intex pool vacuum cleaner
The attachments should all be suitable for the purpose you are vacuuming. This allows you to have the desired results. It is not a good idea to use the vacuum cleaner in water that is too cold, as it may shorten its life.
Also, each manual mentions the ideal temperature to stick to. You should clean the pool now and then to prevent the filter from clogging.
How to connect the swimming pool vacuum cleaner to the Intex pump
- Unplug the pool pump from its outlet.
- Unscrew the hose connection and pull it out.
- Check out the hose with an “A” mark. Screw up the hose adaptor.
- Connect this adaptor to the hose connection you unscrewed earlier on in the upper part.
- Screw up, attach, and lock the hoses to the adaptors by turning it clockwise.
- Attach the free end of the “D” hose to the clamp of the hose. Then connect this free and to the upper vacuum connection, tightening up the clamp with a screwdriver.
- Submerge your vacuum inside the water. Ensure the hose is beneath the level of the water, so the air in the hose can be filled with water.
- Turn counterclockwise the upper air release valve. Fill this vacuum with water, creating a backflow, by doing up to two revolutions.
- Limit the inflow of air by tightening the valve mentioned above back to the opposite position.
- Always follow the product’s operating instructions.
- Exhaust the air in the filter before starting.
- Do the cleaning gently and patiently so as not to cloud the water with dirt from the bottom.
- Allow the filter to run for 10-15 minutes before sucking.
- You’ll need to backwash the filter after you’ve done a big vacuuming.