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    DIY All Purpose Vacuum Project

    Hello,

    My son and I finished putting together a water feature vacuum yesterday that I'd like to share. I have several water features that have been tough to clean and this will make quick, quality work of them without having to empty them. There are plenty of pond vacuums that would do this, but I wanted something more "all purpose." I searched several forums and ended up using a tutorial from a youtube user by the name of BDRPOOLS.

    Here's a video clip we made yesterday to send to some friends.


    ITEMS NEEDED:
    RIGID wet/dry vac 6.5hp - Home Depot $160
    Filter for wet use only - Home Depot $15
    Coupler - Home Depot $5
    2" Flexible PVC Tube - Euwing Landscape & Irrigation Supply $10 (about $2/ft)
    2" Check Valve -Euwing Landscape & Irrigation Supply $25
    Blue Deck Basket Net - Lesley's Pool Supply $15

    The Deck Net had a metal ring on it. I cut a slit and worked the metal ring out. Then I put some nylon paracord through it so I can pull it tight around the check valve.
    Intex AG 16ft x 4ft, 5061-gallon
    Cartridge filter-1,500 GPH using it with intex saltwater system CS8110

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    Re: DIY All Purpose Vacuum Project

    Welcome!

    If you put the word youtube inside square brackets and then the file number, you can embed it. Just the file number, not the whole thing. And then a slash in the closing square brackets. Like this:

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    Re: DIY All Purpose Vacuum Project

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    Welcome!
    Thank you for the welcome and the how-to on the youtube clip.
    Intex AG 16ft x 4ft, 5061-gallon
    Cartridge filter-1,500 GPH using it with intex saltwater system CS8110

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