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    How can I vacuum my spa?

    Hi, I'm a complete pool noob, and I'm trying to learn as much as I can. I have a hose and scrubber attachment and I was wondering if I should use this to vacuum the leaves out of my spa. My understanding is that I can disconnect the automatic sweeper from the pool and attach the hose/scrubber to the intake in order to create suction to remove the dirt/leaves in the spa. My concerns are:

    1. The sweeper wont detach from the intake. (photo attached) I've tried pulling and unscrewing, but it won't budge. Normally these just pop right out, right?
    2. The sweeper has a debris bag, but the scrubber I have does not, so leave entering the intake valve seems to me to be a bad idea.

    Please take a look at the photos and offer this noob some advice.


    Pool Size: 25,000 Gallons (IG)
    Type of Filter: Hayward Max-Flo II
    Pool Surface: Plaster
    Pump Size/Flow Rate: (will update)

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    Re: How can I vacuum my spa?

    Welcome to TFP.

    Looks like what you have is two different devices. The one screwed into the wall appears to be a pressure side cleaner and the one in the spa is a suction side cleaner. They won't interchange.

    You should be able to use the suction cleaner by plugging it into a skimmer.
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    Re: How can I vacuum my spa?

    Thanks for the reply. So the pressure side cleaner can't be removed (easily)? If I plug it into the skimmer, do I just remove the basket and stick the hose end down into the intake?
    Pool Size: 25,000 Gallons (IG)
    Type of Filter: Hayward Max-Flo II
    Pool Surface: Plaster
    Pump Size/Flow Rate: (will update)

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    Re: How can I vacuum my spa?

    I prefer to use a vacuum plate that goes on top of the skinner basket but a lot of people just remove the basket as you said and stick the cuff right in the hole. The pump basket will catch it if you do that.
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