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    Portable pool vacuum/filter system

    I made this the other day for doing pool cleanings. Each year more and more customers ask us to clean the pool at the opening. I used a 1hp hayward superpump. A hayward c500 single cartridge filter, 1.5" plumbing, 2 unions, a 3-way valve and a cheap $30 hand truck from Homedepot. I installed the 3way valve so we could either vac the pool through the filter or out to waste. Guess we could use it to drain a pool too if we had to. Just figured id share in case anyone was interested in making one. I couldnt figure out a way to mount the filter to the cart so i just used a rachet strap and it worked out perfect!
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    Re: Portable pool vacuum/filter system

    I like it. Simple, but perfectly functional.
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    Re: Portable pool vacuum/filter system

    I agree perfectly functional. With a little creative plumbing you could sit the filter on the cart, but as long as it works for you who cares,
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    Re: Portable pool vacuum/filter system

    I like it, thought of doing the same thing myself.
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    Re: Portable pool vacuum/filter system

    Here's a link to some other ideas, if anyone is interested: http://www.poolgeniusnetwork.com/forum/ ... uum-setups

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    Re: Portable pool vacuum/filter system

    Good job, Kevin

    The ones I've played with in the past (and NONE of them were a pool companies) had welded a plate for the filter to sit on, and bungied it to the handcart.

    If you know a welder, that might make the filter a little more secure

    If you don't mind my asking, how much was the rig you set up? (I'm thinking of making something similar and would appreciate an idea of how much it would cost)
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    Re: Portable pool vacuum/filter system

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    Good job, Kevin

    The ones I've played with in the past (and NONE of them were a pool companies) had welded a plate for the filter to sit on, and bungied it to the handcart.

    If you know a welder, that might make the filter a little more secure

    If you don't mind my asking, how much was the rig you set up? (I'm thinking of making something similar and would appreciate an idea of how much it would cost)
    whos kevin? lol lol

    Ill PM you. I get all equipment cheaper then online prices since i own a service company.
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    Re: Portable pool vacuum/filter system

    Quote Originally Posted by simicrintz
    Here's a link to some other ideas, if anyone is interested: http://www.poolgeniusnetwork.com/forum/ ... uum-setups
    Link ask's for password. Looks like i good site. Just signed up
    [center:3gj9kdnn]Matt Heck
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    Re: Portable pool vacuum/filter system

    Quote Originally Posted by Heckpools
    Quote Originally Posted by simicrintz
    Here's a link to some other ideas, if anyone is interested: http://www.poolgeniusnetwork.com/forum/ ... uum-setups
    Link ask's for password. Looks like i good site. Just signed up
    It is a good site, Matt, but not nearly as active as this one. It is more geared to those in the industry, unlike this one which is obviously geared towards the homeowner. I've learned more on this site than over at PGN, but I do check in over there now and then also. You might make some good contacts there, and you will recognize a few from this page there as well.

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    Re: Portable pool vacuum/filter system

    How do you wire the pump to accept a 12V heavy duty cord? I'm guessing it needs to be a three way cord?

    Any suggestion would be great!

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    Re: Portable pool vacuum/filter system

    Great set up, looking for something like this to vacuum after soda blasting tiles. Where is the top pvc running to and connected to.

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    Re: Portable pool vacuum/filter system

    Hello hope all is well, would you be able to provide directions and parts needed to put one together just like this one. What size pipes are needed and the types of unions, valves etc. I already have old Hayward pump that i would like to utilize as pool vacuum pump for in ground pool. also if you can provide close pictures of this units I would greatly appreciate it. This image does not show the top portion of the fillter and rest of the white pvc piping. Thank you in advance.

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