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    vacuum primer

    I saw somewhere a device to help prime your pool hose. But now I cant find it. Anybody know of a device or maybe an easy way to do it.
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    Re: vacuum primer

    Welcome to TFP!

    The easiest way is to hold the hose over a return until the vacuum head quits bubbling.
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    Re: vacuum primer

    Welcome to TFP!!

    John's right that using the return is the easiest way to prime the vac hose

    However, there's always another way If, for whatever reason, using the return isn't a viable or preferable option, you can sink the vac head (attached to the poll ) and feed the hose into the water, having it go down ~2' before it starts to curl. When you get to the end of the hose that gets attached to the skimmer or vac port, you'll see the water come out of the end before the cuff gets submerged. If you do this while kneeling next to the skimmer, it's quick and easy to prime the hose and put it on the skimmer vacuum plate
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