Intex above ground pool is an effective option for setting up an innings pool. There are a number of sizes and shapes to fit in various yards and budgets. They will provide many enjoyable and memorable summer splashes as long as you vacuum them and you will maintain them like any other pool.
Vacuuming and cleaning are easy for you, Intex comes with its own vacuum auto pool cleaner that is easy to install and operate. Vacuuming the intakes above the ground pool once a week will help you keep the water clean and tidy. You also need to maintain the proper chemical balance of your pool water and check it regularly. To efficiently vacuum a swimming pool, you must first remove large debris using a skimmer and then use a vacuum to remove all the dirt from the bottom of your in takes pool. In some instances, if your pool water is very dirty, the vacuum cleaner does not work well.
Before assembling your Intex vacuum, you should be familiar with all parts of it. Here are all the parts from the scheme above:
- CLEANER TOP
- COLLAR NUT
- GEAR MODULE
- DEBRIS NET
- CLEANER BASE
- HOSE CLAMP
- HOSE ADAPTER
- HOSE A
- HOSE B (3 pieces)
- HOSE C (3 pieces)
- HOSE D
- BRUSH SUPPORT A (WITH 2 EXTRA) (4 pieces)
- BRUSH (WITH 10 EXTRA) (12 pieces)
- BRUSH SUPPORT B (WITH 2 EXTRA) (4 pieces)
- EXHAUST RING PLATE
Your automatic vacuum cleaner must be connected to a filter pump with a flow rate between 1600 – 3500 gallons/hour. The actual cleaning performance will depend on the filter pump flow rate. The higher the flow rate, the better the performance. If you have a sand filter in your pool, make sure that the sand media first clean it by backwash. Run the pump of the pool filter for 10–15 minutes before attaching the auto cleaner to the water return connector. Keep in mind that your auto vacuum cleaner will not work if your filter pump is not working. If you want to be able to determine your pump’s working hours, buy a pool pump timer that will provide you exactly that!
Steps to Hook Up Pool Vacuum to Intex Pump:
First of all, you need to turn off the pool pump. From inside the pool, detach the nozzle from the water return connector.
Now, from inside the pool, screw hose A (8) end to the threaded strainer connector with the adapter.
Connect the rest of the hoses outside the pool together in one of two possible orders, depending on the size of your pool: B-C-B-C-B-C-D or B-C-B-D.
Brush Assembly: When vacuuming large debris or leaves on the floor of the pool you must remove the brush from under the device.
With the hose clamp (6), fasten the end of hose D (11) to the top connection of the cleaner or pool skimmer. This does not require any special tools: even a small coin can be used to tighten the hose clamp. Now pour your vacuum auto cleaner into the water. Then to remove the trapped air from the hose, immerse the hose in the water and fill the hose assembly with the hose.
The next thing you need to do is hold the auto cleaner under the surface of the water so that the water jet can be placed. This will remove all the air from the hose and vacuum cleaner and allow it to sink to the bottom to clean your pool.
Connect hose B (9) to hose A (8) which you already installed in step 2 . Your vacuum auto cleaner is now ready to use.
It is time to turn on the filter pump and ensure that the water is flowing from the cleaner. The auto cleaner will now move and vacuum the pool floor.
If you notice that the vacuum starts to stir debris and sediments on the pool bottom, you will need to clean or replace the filter cartridge more often because the fine sediment will get trapped in the cartridge. When we explained how to hook a vacuum into the Intex pool, cover some of the possible reasons for the low performance from the optimal vacuum cleaner.
To start, if you followed our setup guide and are not even running in the cleaner pool, just vacuum, the first thing you need to check is whether the filter pump is on. Also, lift the auto cleaner outside the pool to see if the water is flowing from either end of the appliance. Try to tighten each hose section safely, and connect the hose to the water return connector more firmly. The cleaner may be stuck if your pool is wrinkled down. Just lift the auto cleaner out of the wrinkled area, and also smooth the pool floor. If the unit runs but slowly, check and clean the debris trap.
Another fix is cleaning or replacing the filter pump cartridge. If you are using a sand filter, make sure the filter medium is clean. Then backwash the filter if needed. If the cleaner is still not moving as fast as you would like, try increasing the flow rate of the filter pump. Another phenomenon we need to address is the unwanted lifting of the unit from the pool floor. Perhaps it seems that there is a swim, but what is more likely is that air is trapped inside the vacuum cleaner. To fix this, release the air from the auto cleaner by following the setup instructions (step 7). Manually skim large debris and if the water is green, brown or black, test to see which levels need to be balanced. Clean all the debris from the Auto Cleaner after it has been vacuuming for 2-3 hours continuously.
At The Point When the Job Is Finished
Make sure the filter pump is off, and disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet. Clean air unit and dry all accessories and parts well. If you are not using it for long periods, disassemble the auto cleaner and keep the hose upright during storage. The brush should be removed during storage and kept flat and straight. Keep in mind that other vacuum cleaners work very similarly and have similar setup instructions.