How Do You Connect a Pool Vacuum to a Filter?

To connect a pool vacuum to a filter, adjust the pool water level, and clean and block all skimmer baskets except the skimmer containing the rubber stoppers. Switch off the power supply to the pool, and attach the vacuum. Fill the hose with water, and attach the skimmer.

  1. Adjust the pool water, and block the skimmer baskets

    Adjust the pool water to a mid-skimming level. Clean the skimmer baskets, and block them off, except the skimmer basket that contain the rubber stoppers. Flip off the electric supply to the pool, and turn the filter setting to the pool vacuum.

  2. Attach the vacuum

    Attach and lock the swivel end of the hose into the vacuum head. Insert the handled pole into the handle bracket found at the vacuum head, and secure the handle with pushpins so the handle does not pull away when vacuuming.

  3. Fill the hose, and attach skimmer

    Set the vacuum head on the pool bottom, and put the hose in the pool, holding onto the free end of the hose. Feel the entire hose with water, and attach the skimmer to the free end of the hose. Fit the skimmer plate on the skimmer basket, and then vacuum the pool.