How to Vacuum Intex Pool Without Skimmer

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;

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.  

  • 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.

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

  • 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).

2. 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).

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

3. 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.