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Thread: Vacuume to waste with Intex cartridge pump?

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    comawhite12's Avatar
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    Vacuume to waste with Intex cartridge pump?

    Sorry if this has been covered. I searched a few times and could not locate any information on this subject.
    I am wondering if there are any tips on using this pump and filter combo to also vacuume to waste? I have a HUGE amount of fine dirt all over the bottom of my pool from all the high winds and drought here in south Texas. I have run Diver Dave a few times, but I can actually see a cloud of fine silt coming out of the return from time to time.
    I am wondering if I can pull the cartridge out, disconnect the return hose, and vacuume to waste this way.
    The pump should still function.......right?
    Thanks.
    15' Intex frame set
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    2650gph Intex Sand Filter
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    Red Neck fountain

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    Re: Vacuume to waste with Intex cartridge pump?

    Yes that should work. Remember to block the skimmer with something.
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    Re: Vacuume to waste with Intex cartridge pump?

    I have the over the wall skimmer. My hose will be connected to that inlet. I will shut off the valve where the return hose connects to the pool. That should do it I hope.
    Sand is the worst!

    Thanks
    15' Intex frame set
    4600 Gallon
    2650gph Intex Sand Filter
    NightLighter 35W
    Red Neck fountain

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