I'm a new home/pool owner. The pool did not come with any vacuum.
I purchased an mx-8 elite vacuum and have been running it through the skimmer line (when i can get it to prime w/ the vacuum on which hasn't been lately).
I'm considering trying to sell or return this thing for 2 reasons:
1. I have a beachfront entrance pool and the cleaner crawls out of the water until it sucks air. The skimmer is closer to the shallow-side than the deep side so no way to limit the tube.
2. The past two days I've been unable to get enough suction through the skimmer line when the vacuum is attached. A ton of cavitation in the pump and it's only half full. It has some vent that opens up in the tube and starts sucking in water directly to the pipe as well as a bit through the vacuum.