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Thread: Vacuuming Pool Before Closing

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    Aug 2015
    Petersburgh, NY

    Vacuuming Pool Before Closing

    When I attempted to close my pool last weekend, I ran into a problem with blowing out the main drain. I am in the process of getting a Cyclone, and I am waiting for that to arrive.

    In the meantime, my pool has been drained 6" below the skimmer. I hooked up the pump, return, and main drain hoses again temporarily, so I can continue to circulate the water, and chlorinate as needed. However, the bigger issue now is how I keep the pool clean until I can close it.

    Is there a way I can vacuum the pool, while the water level is 6" below the skimmer? Normally, you can keep the vacuum hose under water so air does not get into the pump, but that is not possible now. Is there another way to do this? How can I keep the pool clean, without re-filling the pool, until I can close it? Any ideas would be appreciated.

    - Chuck - My pool: Fiberglass (Aug 2014); 19,324 gallons, 1.5-hp pump; Hayward Sand Filter

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    JoeSelf's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    Glassboro NJ

    Re: Vacuuming Pool Before Closing

    hose into the skimmer to fill it up before attaching vacuum?
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    Jul 2014
    Howell, New Jersey

    Re: Vacuuming Pool Before Closing

    Yes, fill the hose as mentioned earlier and it should prime pretty easily. When done, take the hose out but leave the water in the hose outside the pool (maybe suspend somewhere).

    If you are getting a Cyclone, then look at the modified cover that I put together. Just an idea.

    Modified Cover for Swimming Pools

    Modified Cover for Hayward Super Pump for Closing Swimming Pool
    14,700 gallons IG Pool Vinyl Liner - Octal Circulation System
    Hayward Pro-Series 350 LB. Sand Filter Model # S270T - 2" Plumping
    Frog Mineralizer System (EMPTY) - Hayward Super Pump 2 HP Model # k48m2n111
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    Date of Build is 11-2013

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