I used my manual vacuum today and it worked fine.. the only problem I have with it is adding new water messes with the chemicals and wastes water (have to drain it out). So, I want to know if anyone has tried rigging up a connection to the pump outlet to push water through the manual vacuum, just like the garden hose? It would eliminate both of my problems with using the garden hose if I could use the pressure that is already created when the water is returned to the pool by the pump instead of the garden hose.
We know we can upgrade the pump and get a real vacuum, but we have a 14'x48" pool that we don't want to spend much on as it's a temporary setup for the next year or two before it will be completely removed.
Thanks so much for any ideas!