Rigging up a simple vacuum

harrenst

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Apr 26, 2012
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I picked up a vacuum head, a pole and a pool hose. I unscrewed the intake cover in the pool and found that when the pump is turned on, it suctions the hose very nicely, eliminating the project of modifying a plunger to suction to the wall over the intake cover. It works GREAT except I am wondering if it is bad to be sucking all the leaf debris directly to the pump. Does it eventually make its way to the "B" filter and I can just clean that thing off?
 

Sangster

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Oct 25, 2011
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#3
Leaf litter will more than likely clog the"grate" of the opening going into the pump.

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harrenst

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Apr 26, 2012
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Ah. I'll take it apart then. So maybe I can make a mesh "sock" that'll be fastened at the intake that I can pull out when I take the hose out after vacuuming? And by chance do you know if it's okay to run the filter/pump with the pool cover on.