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    Another vacuum hose question

    When I buy a vacuum hose to connect to my skimmer, do I have to buy some kind of adapter plate or does the hose just fit right into the skimmer hole?

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    Re: Another vacuum hose question

    I bought one last Friday, it fit in the hole.
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    Re: Another vacuum hose question

    I use a plate so that the skimmer basket catches all the heavier stuff.
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    Re: Another vacuum hose question

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey
    I use a plate so that the skimmer basket catches all the heavier stuff.
    This is wise IMO as this keeps debris out of the pipes and strainer basket on the pump.
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    Re: Another vacuum hose question

    It works either way but as Casey & 257WbyMag eluded to, if you use an adaptor plate the basket in the skimmer stays in place to catch the big stuff. Otherwise you have to remove the skimmer basket and depend on the pump strainer baasket to catch it. Being a belt & suspenders kinda guy I like having both in place.

    Some pools have a dedicated vacuum port just below the skimmer. In that case you just plug the vacuum hose into the port. If I had that type I'd add a leaf canister to the hose to catch the big stuff.
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