Vacuuming question

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Heather Nikole

Vacuuming question

Postby Heather Nikole » Thu 21 Sep, 2006 09:39

My polaris is not working and I have LOTS of leaves in the bottom of my pool. To manually vacuum, do I do this to "waste"? I am wondering if I vacuum on "filter" whether the leaves will clog up my pool pump.


Postby drfinale » Thu 21 Sep, 2006 19:09

For the leaves, it won't matter whether you vacuum on filter or waste, as the leaves will all collect in the pump strainer basket.

If you have a lot of leaves, I would recommend vacuuming slowly. I find that if I try to vacuum up too many leave too quickly, that I end of clogging the vacuum hose, and that can be a real pain to unclog.
Heather Nikole

Postby Heather Nikole » Fri 22 Sep, 2006 09:13

Thank you so much for your quick reply. I will take it slow as suggested.
Heather :wink:

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