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    pool vacuuming?

    OK we got an inground pool last summer. We had no need to vacuum the pool, the polaris did a great job. We only had 5 weeks of swimming before it got too cold. Now we need to get the winter dirt out. I had an above ground pool once and remember using the hose and attaching to the skimmer which led to filter. Is this done the same with an inground pool?
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    Yes, you can hook up a manual vacuum to a skimmer in just about any pool. Some skimmers come with a vacuum plate, which allows you to leave the skimmer basket in while vacuuming.
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    Thankyou.....Tina
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    also, you might want to vacuum to waste rather than to filter. it will save you one or 2 filter cleanings (itll just end up in the waste eventually anyways right?).
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    if you fogot how to set it up look on my site under tips and tricks and go to how to vacuum

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    You are right, to waste would be best since we had alot of rain and I need to lower the water level anyways. Good idea!! I will certainly look to your site for tips, I need all i can get!!! Tina
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