Till last year we had an intex metal frame pool. I'd gotten the intex vac kit 3 summers ago. I knew the pole wasn't going to be long enough for the new pool so got a new pole earlier this year. The vac head is loose on the pole and every time I vacuum it comes off. Today I stopped and got a new vac head handle. I tried it in the pole, the fit is much tighter. I went to put it on the intex vac head and it doesn't fit. Bah and humbug! Oh well, at least I get to get a clear head - I like to see the dirt woosh up into the vac.