I have been thinking of building a "portable" or external pool vacuum - as I don't like to keep a robotic cleaner always in the pool and I would like to be able to vacuum my pool without going through my filter system (hook up the hose, get the water out, put in a leaf strainer, added wear and tear on the filter/pump, then put it all away).
Something similar to the "Pool Weasel" ( http://www.poolweasel.com/ - which looks interesting but is outrageously priced).
Has anyone else ever done this?
What I was thinking was to buy a cheap Intex pump/filter system that I could plug into a nearby 120V outlet, and somehow attach my long pool hose and vacuum on the pool, then mount it on a dolly of some sort. I think this idea might work, but I don't know if the Intex systems which are primarily made for above ground systems hoses would connect to my regular pool hose which i now use with a vacuum attachment on the pool. Am I explaining what I am trying to do correctly?
Any thoughts from people - have you ever tried this? (Please no comments on why I want to do this - just if it might work and what configuration / parts might make the most sense).
FYI, 15000 Plaster in ground pool in San Diego. I live in the hills behind and frequently get a lot of leaves etc due to santa ana winds, etc, so I must vacuum regularly.