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Vacuuming Your Swimming Pool

<p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><strong>Manual Vacuuming</strong></p>
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<li>First, make sure the pump and filter are ON</li>
<li>Connect the vacuum pole to the vacuum head.</li>
<li>Prime the vacuum hose (submerge one end of the hose in the pool and place the other end in front of a return. Hold the one end submersed until all of the air is out of the hose and it is filled with water. Place the vacuum plate inside the skimmer box over the skimmer basket. Connect one end of the hose to the vacuum head and the other end of the hose to the vacuum plate inside the skimmer).</li>
<li>All debris will now be vacuumed into the filter. Extend the pole to the other side of the pool and slowly pull towards you. Slowly move up and down the perimeter of the pool. After completion, backwash and rinse the filter.</li>
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<p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><strong>Vacuuming to Waste</strong></p>
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<li>If you want to vacuum the debris directly out of the pool (this is usually done when the pool is extremely green and dirty), shut off the filter, set the filter handle to waste (always turn clockwise), put the filter back on, and continue to vacuum. The pool will drain quickly using this method so leave a garden hose running in the pool. Be careful to make sure the water level does not go below the middle of the skimmer. If it does, you need to stop vacuuming, let the pool refill to the middle of the skimmer, and then you can return to vacuuming.</li>
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