How To Connect A Pool Vacuum To An Intex Pump?

Swimming pools are becoming increasingly popular in today’s houses. This article will teach you to connect a pool vacuum to an Intex Pump.

Unfortunately, these pools (whether below or above ground) sometimes lack a cover, allowing dirt and other waste to settle on the floor. Fortunately, with equipment like an Intex pump, the dirt may be simply vacuumed away. 

To connect the Intex pump to the pool vacuum:

  1. Screw the hose adaptor onto the pump and connect a hose.
  2. For a tight snag, spin the hose connector clockwise.
  3. Attach the hose’s free end to the appropriate connector on the vacuum head and tighten the clamp.

However, it’s pointless to describe how to connect a pool vacuum to an Intex pump if you don’t know how the pump works or how to use a pool vacuum. As a result, I’ll spend some time going over the two tasks with you.

What Is The Purpose Of A Pool Vacuum? 

A swimming pool vacuum is a piece of equipment that cleans your pool of dirt and other particles. It suctions up all the dirt through the vacuum head and out through a hose and telescopic pole, exactly like a typical vacuum cleaner. 

The most enjoyable aspect of owning a pool is the enjoyment gained from swimming in a clean pool and not having to clean it as often. 

However, the enjoyment comes to a stop when dirt accumulates in the pool, necessitating a cleaning. If you don’t want your pool to become a swamp of green algae and mosquito larvae, you’ll need to invest in a sound pool cleaning system. 

If you don’t have the time, you can hire a pool cleaning service, but if you do, you should learn how to use one of the two central pool vacuum systems on the market: manual or automated. 

Pool vacuum system: Manual  

Any item of equipment labeled as manual takes additional effort to operate. For example, if you use a manual pool vacuum system, you must move the suction head around inside the pool to collect all the debris. 

Consider this method to be the vacuum cleaner you use to clean your floors on a daily basis. The majority of these systems are manual, requiring you to shift them around.

Pool vacuum system: Automatic  

An automated pool vacuum system, on the other hand, is self-operated. As a result, there is no need for a telescoping pole. 

Instead, the vacuum system is made up of a suction head and a hose that links to the filter system. The mechanism uses negative pressure to move about the pool’s floor autonomously.

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How Does A Pool Vacuum? 

Before you learn to connect a pool vacuum to an Intex Pump, you should know the concept behind how a pool vacuum works.

The functioning concept is the same whether the vacuum system is manual or automated. Both systems use a vacuum head to suction dirt out of the pool under negative pressure. 

Attach the proper end of the telescopic pole to the suction head when using a manual pool vacuum. As you may recall, the pole is used to move the vacuum head around the pool. 

After that, connect the suction hose to the vacuum head and lower the device into the pool using the telescopic pole while maintaining one end of the vacuum line outside the pool. 

You’ll then manually build suction and begin moving the vacuum head towards the dirt. Most automated pool vacuum systems, on the other hand, have a pump. 

The pump’s main functions are to produce suction and to restore water to the pool once it has been filtered of dirt. 

An Intex pump, for example, operates the suction head and filtering system before rerouting the filtered water back into the pool to finish the cycle. 

Simple manual pool vacuum systems, on the other hand, do not require a pump. The issue is that some of them drain water from the pool, which you may need to replace after cleaning.

Intex Pump– How does it work?

Pumps from Intex come in a variety of styles. Some of these can even clean your pool without using a vacuum. 

For example, the pump draws water from the pool and filters it before returning it to the pool. On the other hand, the basic pump is excellent for cleaning fine debris that collects in the water. 

As a result, removing debris from the pool’s floor may necessitate the usage of a vacuum head. 

The vacuum is connected to the pump via a hose, and the vacuum head draws dirt-filled water into the filtering cartridges of the pump. The dirt is trapped in said cartridges, and the clean water is returned. 

However, before you consider how the pump works, you must first understand how to set it up. 

At this point, you should study the product’s handbook thoroughly. This should prevent you from tampering with the product, which would invalidate the warranty. 

Disassemble the Pump and its Components 

Remove the pump, hoses, and connections from the packing. Be careful to unpack in a clean environment to avoid losing small connections or parts.

Connect the hoses to the pump

After unpacking the pump, you’ll note that it comes with two hoses – the number of hoses varies depending on the size and kind of pump; some pumps come with four hoses. 

Then, as shown in the handbook, place the pump in the proper position and secure the hose nuts. Gently detach the filter housing and listen for a hissing sound to expel air from the hoses. 

When the hissing stops and water starts to flow through the filter housing, the air is completely out, and it’s time to screw the housing back together. 

Please ensure the pump is higher than the pool’s water level during this operation. Keep the release valves in place while you’re at it to avoid water ejection by mistake.

Connect the Hoses to the Pool

You are almost done learning to connect a pool vacuum to an Intex Pump!

The majority of Intex pumps come with two hoses: one for collecting dirt-filled water and the other for recirculating water back into the pool. 

Connect the two hoses to the pool, but make sure the intake hose (the one that brings dirt-filled water in) is attached to the bottom connector and the recirculation hose to the upper connector. 

It’s helpful to remember that the vacuum head’s hose connects to the pump via the intake line. As a result, the dirt-filled water will be sucked up by the vacuum and sent into the Intex pump’s filtration system.

Turn the Pump On 

You’ll soon notice that the power line on a smaller Intex Pump is short. You don’t need to move the pump closer to the socket if you have a lengthy power cord. 

The power cable should be connected to a GFCI-protected outlet, according to the standard Intex pump instructions. This type of outlet protects the pump from power spikes while also providing a constant voltage to the motor.

Conclusion And Recommendations 

Pools come in various sizes, which affects how much time it takes to clean them. If you have a large pool, you’ll need a larger pump and may want to consider investing in an automated vacuum system. 

Furthermore, the vacuum system and pump require continual care for optimal performance. Always read the product handbook before starting the cleaning process, for example. 

Make sure you know how to use a pool vacuum, the pool, and the pump properly. And take the time to learn the correct way to connect a pool vacuum to an Intex Pump.

You may also recall that air must be purged from the pump and vacuum system prior to use. This is because air bubbles might interfere with the pump’s filtration system’s optimal performance. They will also reduce the vacuum head’s suction force. 

Above all, proceed with caution when cleaning. Patience will keep the water from being disturbed and spread. Water that has been disturbed clouds with dirt and spreads it across the pool. 

Nevertheless, it looks that installing an automated pool vacuum system is the best option.

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