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Thread: Cleaning Bottom of Intex 14 Round Pool

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    Cleaning Bottom of Intex 14 Round Pool

    Does anyone have any cost efficient and effective ways of cleaning the bottom of their Intex above ground pool? We have the standard pump so I don't think the traditional vacuum would work? We are having a small party tomorrow and would like to get the pool clean as possible! In walmart I saw a manual vacuum where you attach to a pole, does anyone have any experience with those?


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    Edmond OK

    Re: Cleaning Bottom of Intex 14 Round Pool

    I've used a traditional vacuum before, but rather than running it back through the pump, start it siphoning and just let it run onto the ground. It'll have a surprising amount of suction. Then top off with fresh water.
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    Re: Cleaning Bottom of Intex 14 Round Pool

    I use the intex one that hooks to end of pole and connect water hose to it. It picks up the debris very well. You will have a hard time with small stuff like sand but it works.

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    Re: Cleaning Bottom of Intex 14 Round Pool

    Put the kids in the pool and have them run around the edge and create a whirlpool before you pull them out. All the debris will settle in a pile in the center. Then you can siphon vacuum quickly and lose the l;east amount of water.

    Also, for a big party, raise the FC 2 or 3 points above normal before people get in and again after they get out. And don't panic is the water looks a little blurry and CC rises after the party. It's only temporary if you've been good about maintaining things. It'll recover in a day.
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    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
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