Adding a vacuum port to marcite pool. How?

Evo-L

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May 18, 2020
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Florida
Hello TFP,

I have a current vacuum port in my pool and I suspect it’s crushed. I have a previous thread on this also.

Anyways I am now considering just adding a new vacuum port to my pool instead of removing my new patio pavers and trying to fix the old one.

Does anybody have instructions on how to do this? Maybe a video?

I imagine the pool level needs to be lowered, a new hole drilled, then filled in with concrete/marcite? If I was to hire a pro to do this any idea on cost? I’m a pretty advanced DIYer as well so I’m thinking to tackle this on my own.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I will let others answer your direct question -- but --- for less money you can buy a robot and improve the cleaning of your pool. Have you thought about that?
 
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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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There are many better pool cleaning solutions then a suction side vacuum sucking debris though a pump into the filter. As you discovered it is not good for the plumbing or pump.
 

Evo-L

Member
May 18, 2020
9
Florida
I will let others answer your direct question -- but --- for less money you can buy a robot and improve the cleaning of your pool. Have you thought about that?
No I haven’t lol. I just bought this Zodiac cleaner and it has been working well. What do you recommend?
 

Evo-L

Member
May 18, 2020
9
Florida
There are many better pool cleaning solutions then a suction side vacuum sucking debris though a pump into the filter. As you discovered it is not good for the plumbing or pump.
Oh ok. I didn’t know. What should I look Into? Thanks
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Post pics showing the shape of your pool and it’s environment.

Is it in an enclosure?
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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