Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum as I just bought my first house with a pool. Im learning slowly about care and maintenance, so far so good. I have an older pool (probably built in the 50s), in-ground about 19,000 gallons. My skimmer is probably original and from best I can tell it is a Landon Skim Filter. I've been told at one time the actual filter went inside the skimmer (I now have an actually filter near the pool pump). It is extremely deep and near impossible to attach a vacuum hose all the way on the bottom. There is a hole on the side of the pool which I believe goes to a hole on the inside wall of the skimmer. Is anyone familiar with these old skimmers that can tell me how they operate and have any suggestions or tips on how to attach the vacuum?