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    Vacuuming but no skimmer? is this possible if so how?

    We got a pool last year with the house, a splash omega 20ft pool.

    From what I can tell the pool doesn't have a skimmer on it, and the previous owner mentioned he would basically run a manual vacuum with his foot as he was in the pool.

    I want to get a bit less involved than that with cleaning the pool, so I have been looking at a variety of pool cleaners, basically aqua bugs, etc.

    My concern is this, I am not sure how I would hook these up when my pool doesn't have a skimmer?

    Initially I thought I would plug it in to the bottom which I beleive is called an "intake" from what I can gather from the manual. There is like an adapter peice there right now that I believe the previous owner used.

    But, I would prefer not having to crawl into the pool every time I want to do this.

    Could I just plug the line directly into the intake portion of the filtration pump itself?

    looks like this except its black:




    Or, is it better to just get a skimmer?
    - Splash Omega 20 Above Ground 20 ft round 4ft deep 9000 gallon pool
    - Splashpak Cartridge Filter, EF75 1HP 75 GPM pump
    - TFT-100 XL Test Kit

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    Re: Vacuuming but no skimmer? is this possible if so how?

    That a pretty good size pool and I think a skimmer would be almost mandatory to help you keep it clean.
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    Re: Vacuuming but no skimmer? is this possible if so how?

    yeah, I am not sure how the previous owner did it.

    I went ahead and picked up the skimmer for the pool so will see how that goes. If the vaccuming part works well enough now, I will do more research on auto cleaners.
    - Splash Omega 20 Above Ground 20 ft round 4ft deep 9000 gallon pool
    - Splashpak Cartridge Filter, EF75 1HP 75 GPM pump
    - TFT-100 XL Test Kit

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