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Thread: Swimming Pool Maintenance Kit - how does the vacuum work?

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    Swimming Pool Maintenance Kit - how does the vacuum work?

    Hi all,

    I got the following kit with my new pool:



    And I don't understand how the vacuum triangle thingy works. We also have the polaris turbo turtle but haven't figured out how to fit it onto our return (going to call the pool company) but in the meantime, it would be nice to vacuum the dirt out of the bottom of the pool. So any help is appreciated
    21' Round (12k Gallons) AG
    Strong Pools Colosseum Riser 56", 1 hp Sand filter, 10'x12' Composite Deck,
    Auquacal Aerotemp Heat Pump, Also: Sundance Cameo Spa
    See my pool build thread here: Katkami's Pool Build - With time lapse video!

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    Actually I think I answered my own question with this link:

    http://www.ehow.com/how_2038269_vacuum- ... -pool.html
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    21' Round (12k Gallons) AG
    Strong Pools Colosseum Riser 56", 1 hp Sand filter, 10'x12' Composite Deck,
    Auquacal Aerotemp Heat Pump, Also: Sundance Cameo Spa
    See my pool build thread here: Katkami's Pool Build - With time lapse video!

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    It also helps to close off all skimmers/drains except the one you are vacuuming from. I have 2 skimmers and a main drain and I have to close all but either the shallow skimmer or deep skimmer in order to get the most suction out of the vacuum.
    ~39,000 gallon True L, 43x28x18, Steel Wall, Vinyl Liner; 2 skimmers, 2 bottom drains, 3 returns, 1 dedicated cleaner line with Polaris booster pump; Polaris 280
    Hayward Pro Series 300 pound Sand Filter, Hayward Heat Pump 116K BTU
    2 Hayward Colorlogic LED Lights; Diving Board, X-Stream Slide, 3 Polaris Mini Jets; Step and Leisure Bench in deep end (SwimOut)
    Aqua Rite SWCG with Aqua Plus Automation and Controls (Goldline); Aqua Pod Remote for Controls and Aqua Logic Base Station

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    Tip for #5 - priming the vac hose.

    I use the water hose. It lets me get close to the skimmer and does not break my back
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