I have an idea to add a vacuum port to my pool…I think it might work..I only have 1 skimmer basket, 2 returns..
If you have followed my previous posts , I am replacing my pump with the Hayward 5206 Variable Speed, I am also adding a Salt and Swim to the pool, I had an air leak as well, and since I suffer from the renovators disease “Ifyourgonnamightaswella” I am going to build a new pool equipment pad and re-plumb.
Sooo, I was thinking of buying a deck box, setting it on the pool deck, plumb a suction line into it, through the back, and attach the vacuum hose. Then I could use the deck box to store the vacuum head, brush and hose. Should I add a check valve inside the deck box, to stop water from siphoning back into the pool, keeping some water in the line?
I would also like to use it as a “Main Drain”, every once and a while to help circulate the water, by leaving the vacuum in the pool upside down.
I think for operating this,
I would shut down the pump if running,.
Drop the vacuum and hose in pool
Adjust the valve to either mix skimmer and vacuum or just vacuum
Turn pump on- self priming would start
Any issues that I am not aware of?