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Thread: Suction side vacuum

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    Aug 2016
    Newbury Park CA

    Suction side vacuum

    New to this AG pool stuff and I'm having trouble with the pool. I have the dead algae from my SLAM still in the pool. The only suction for the pump is a side mounted device, no skimmer. I am looking for some sort of vacuum that will allow me to suck this dead algae into the filter but the pump is only 1/2 hp.

    any ideas? I don't really want to put big bucks into this thing. I've tried a wand type suction device with a screen on the inside but the "dust" simply goes through the screen and becomes free.
    John D
    A/G Pool; 5000 gal. Intex 16 X 48 Ultra Frame with sand filter 15110 and SWG.
    TF 100

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    Jan 2016
    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Re: Suction side vacuum

    Just a plain vacuum head, pole and hose is what you need. You might need a cuff to adapt to your suction inlet. Move it very slowly across the bottom of the pool after the dead algae carcasses have settled. Here's a couple links:
    Swimline Flexible Vac Head 8150
    Blue Wave Deluxe In-Ground Vac Hose 1 1/2 inch / 25 foot - NA200 -
    Swimming Pool Telescopic Pole - NA302 -

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