Hello all, I'm still trying to master the art of vacuuming my pool to get large debris and sand/dirt off the bottom. The vacuum and hose left for me by the previous owner had cracks in the hose and I could never seem to accomplish much using it. I've ordered and recieved a new vacuum head and hose and am planning to try again today. My main question is do I have to vacuum to waste for it to be effective? I'm hesitant to do this as I'm worried about dumping a ton of water while I am still learning how to do it properly. Is vacuuming with the multiport set to filter or recirculate a valid option? When I tried this before I could never seem to get enough suction, but I'm not sure if that was due to the cracked hose or not.
My pool equipment is ancient and doesn't seem to have any sort of adjustment for suction level from the skimmer vs the main drain. Is it possible it was set up without an adjustment or am I just missing it somehow?
Any tips on vacuuming for a newbie?