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    Rigging up a simple vacuum

    I picked up a vacuum head, a pole and a pool hose. I unscrewed the intake cover in the pool and found that when the pump is turned on, it suctions the hose very nicely, eliminating the project of modifying a plunger to suction to the wall over the intake cover. It works GREAT except I am wondering if it is bad to be sucking all the leaf debris directly to the pump. Does it eventually make its way to the "B" filter and I can just clean that thing off?
    12' x 36" Intex AGP on a raised concrete slab under a ramada in sunny Arizona. Borated, balanced, and beautiful blue.

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    Re: Rigging up a simple vacuum

    If you're going to do that you should buy a leaf canister to put inline.
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    Re: Rigging up a simple vacuum

    Leaf litter will more than likely clog the"grate" of the opening going into the pump.


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    Re: Rigging up a simple vacuum

    Ah. I'll take it apart then. So maybe I can make a mesh "sock" that'll be fastened at the intake that I can pull out when I take the hose out after vacuuming? And by chance do you know if it's okay to run the filter/pump with the pool cover on.
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    Re: Rigging up a simple vacuum

    I run my pump when I have the cover on. I am using a large round float to keep my cover from being pushed down when it rains.
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