To ensure your pool is maintained and it’s in a healthy condition, regular cleaning is an essential activity as it improves the pool’s aesthetic, provides better functionality, maintains the cleanness and safeness of the pool, and above all, it reduces the cost of repairing the pool. In this case, a pool pump is an essential tool to maintain cleanness, to open clogged drains, remove dirt, and to remove debris. Still, manual vacuuming is considered as the best option, especially when: the automatic pool cleaner has a problem, for instance, when it breaks when the swimming pool is infected by a significant problem such as an infection by algae or situations when the pool cleaner is unavailable.
The process of pool vacuuming is an important activity of upholding the safety of a pool; hence it should be conducted frequently most probably once a week depending on the chemical levels tested daily.
The equipment required when vacuuming a pool include:
Easy Steps On How To Vacuum A Pool Without A Pump
There are various steps to be followed when vacuuming a pool. They include:
Attaching the vacuum head to the open side of the telescoping pole, this process allows the cleaner to move the head of the vacuum around the bottom of the pool and then by using a hose clamp to attach one end of the hose to the upper part of the vacuum head.
The second step is placing the hose together with a vacuum head into the floor of the pool while ensuring the other end of that particular hose is outside the pool. Then take one end of the hose and place it against a return jet (this should be done inside the pool, and one should ensure the pump and filter are running). This process is meant to ensure the complete removal of the air in the hose.
Remove the basket; the inner part of the skimmer and block the one end of the hose which by this time has been filled with water while using your hand as a block to the water inside the hose insert the hose into the suction hole of the skimmer until it touches the bottom of the skimmer. This process will send air bubbles rising through the head of the vacuum, and they will continue rising until the head is full hence creating a suction making the head flat and very tight at the bottom of the pool.
Attach the vacuum plate to the other end of the hose (the end that was against the jet) and similarly to the hose block the opening and place it into the skimmer. This process should be conducted with complete care to ensure that the seal or suction is not lost.
If this process conducted correctly, there would be the creation of suction pressure from the vacuum head, which runs through the hose into the skimmer through the filter system.
The process of vacuuming the pool starts from the shallow end and ends with the deeper end of the pool, and one should ensure that the strokes used during this process of vacuuming are long and slow. This changes when one approaches the deeper end whereby the dirt begins piling; hence the strokes should be shorter than the previous ones and should overlap to sweep the edges.
The process should be slow as rushing the strokes will disrupt the debris, which will cover the upper surface of the water hence reducing visibility and waste more time as the debris takes long hours to settle. This process also requires patience whenever there is a cloud of debris as they reduce visibility; hence the cleaner should give it more time to settle whenever it’s disrupted. Instances, when the vacuum head stuck the cleaner, should switch off the pump to break the force of the vacuum hence setting the head free.
The last step includes removing the vacuum head from the telescoping pole and attaching a cleaning brush to the pole. This new tool is used to scrub algae, dirt, and debris, which might have stuck to the sides of the pool.