Do you vacuum a pool on backwash or waste?
8. Vacuuming pool with filter valve in “backwash” position. When a pool is vacuumed with the sand filter valve in the “filter” position, the dirt and debris that passes through the pump ends up inside the filter on top of the bed of sand which is where you want it.
Can you vacuum an Intex pool?
Use a Vac Head and Hose to vacuum with your Intex pump/filter. The traditional method of vacuuming a pool, Intex vac hose and vac heads are 1.25″ diameter, but connect to a standard pool pole. To vacuum leaves, your pump must have a strainer basket, or use an In-line Leaf Trap to prevent clogging the pump impeller.
Do you leave skimmer basket in when vacuuming pool?
YES, you need to remove the skimmer or strainer basket before attaching the open end of the hose to the inlet. Finally, plug the open vacuum hose into the suction port.
What setting should my pool pump be on to vacuum?
For routine vacuuming, the filter valve is left in the normal “Filter” position. This directs dirty vacuum water through the pool filter to remove the contaminants, then conveys filtered water through return lines back to the pool. The “Filter” setting is used for light to moderate levels of pool sediment.
Can you leave an Intex pool up year round?
In warmer climates, Intex advises to keep your pool up, if you prefer. However, you must winterize the pool when keeping it full throughout the winter. If your area maintains tropical climates all year long, you may not need to winterize your pool at all, especially if you use your pool on a regular basis.