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    skimbi and vacuum hose

    I purchased the skimbi for my intex pool, when I hook up my vacuum to this do I have to fill the vacuum hose with water, and what do I set my pump to waste or filter or what? thanks in advance

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    Re: skimbi and vacuum hose

    Filter. Unless you want to drain some water out of the pool.
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    Re: skimbi and vacuum hose

    Do I fill the hose with water?

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    Re: skimbi and vacuum hose

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsshokrok1 View Post
    Do I fill the hose with water?
    Yes. And it has to sit a little below the surface or the pump will suck air, lose prime, and overheat. I'd just connect the fittings to the pump inlet, attach the skimbi to the wall and adjust the height so it gets flooded with water, and then jam the hose on. Takes longer to type than to do, most likely.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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    Re: skimbi and vacuum hose

    Thank you

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