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Thread: Vacumming With Intex Sand Filter

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    Vacumming With Intex Sand Filter

    Pool is Intex Metal Frame 24' X 48".

    Last year we finally got the Intex Sand Filter to replace the **** that comes with it.

    The vac is the one that has the little mesh bag inside the cup that you have to place inside the skimmer housing on the inside of the pool.


    Is it safe to hook up the vac to the intake inside the pool (the suction holds it on) and allow the vac to suck the debris straight into the little pre-filter/leaf basket that is attached to the pump?

    We tried this for a few minutes and it seems to work well, but the concern is about smaller debris being sucked off the bottom getting through the holes in this basket and damaging the pump.

    Would vacuuming in this way be advised or not advised? (Needing to empty that little mesh bag every few minutes is a pain!)
    Intex 22' X 52" Ultra Frame with Intex Sand Filter

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    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Amarillo, Texas

    Re: Vacumming With Intex Sand Filter

    Well I don't think it'll damage your pump, but you'll have to clean out your plunger valve because those tend to clog up.
    18'x48" AG
    Pentair 1 1/2 HP Dynamo Pump
    Sand Dollar Sand Filter w/ Zeobrite
    Lil Shark Vacuum System
    Hard Plumbed

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