How to Hook Up Pool Vacuum to Intex Pump

by Christopher Jones

The first thing you will want to do is take the vacuum hose and attach it to the pump. Next, you need to plug in the pump and turn on your pool filter. It's time to go back out into your pool area where you have already attached a clean-out fitting from your skimmer box or from your pressure side cleaner system. Take a look at how high up this fitting is before attaching it so that when water starts coming out of it, it doesn't shoot onto the ground near where people are standing or sitting around! You can now take some slack out of the hose so that water begins going through it.

The key to making a pool vacuum attachment work is ensuring that it screws on tightly. When you have the correct connection, you'll be able to control the hose from your existing pump and vacuum up debris before it ends up in your swimming area.

How to Hook Up Pool Vacuum to Intex Pump
How to Hook Up Pool Vacuum to Intex Pump

Can I hook pool vacuum directly to pump?

If you've ever tried to vacuum your pool with a regular vacuum, you know it's not always the easiest thing to do. Not only is the hose usually too short for this task, but often times there are trees or other obstacles that prevent you from getting close enough to the edge of the pool. Luckily there is an easy way around these problems! You can hook up your pump directly to any standard sized vacuum cleaner and make vacuuming much easier on yourself. This simple fix will save you time and energy when cleaning out your pool next time!

For safety reasons, it is recommended that you do not use your pool vacuum to hook directly into the pump. Hooking them up directly can cause damage to both the filter and the pump which will result in expensive repairs.

Do you vacuum a pool on backwash or waste?

There is a lot of conflicting information out there about vacuuming pools, so let's break it down. There are two methods to vacuum a pool: backwash and waste. Backwash has the advantage of being able to clean debris off the bottom of your pool but wastes water by pushing it up into the filter system. Waste has the benefit of using less water but can lead to clogs in your filter system if not done correctly. So what should you do? Let's take a look at how each method works and then decide which one is best for you!

That's a great question because it depends on the type of pool you have. Usually, I vacuum on waste if the filter pumps are running and backwash when they aren't.

How do you connect pool vacuum hose to pump?

In this blog post, I will be going over the steps to connect a pool vacuum hose to pump. First, you need to attach your vacuum hose into one end of the swivel connector and then screw it onto the other end of the connector. Next, open your filter lid and disconnect its vacuum line from the pump side. Attach that line to a new swivel connector so that it can run out through a hole in back of your filter lid. Finally, follow those instructions again for both ends of another length of hose being used as an intake tube from inside water surface level up to outside water surface level with at least 10 feet between them.

  1. Check the hose to see if there is a hole in it
  2. Connect the hose to the pump and turn on both devices
  3. Turn off pool filtration system, if applicable
  4. Attach vacuum head to end of vacuum hose and make sure it's securely attached
  5. Place other end of vacuum hose into skimmer or deep end of pool, depending on where debris accumulates more often
  6. Plug in power cord for pump and turn on water flow switch for pump

First, disconnect the hose from the pool skimmer. Then attach it to your main pool pump by inserting one end of the pool vacuum hose into an adapter on the side of your pump and sliding a clamp over both ends.

How can I vacuum my pool without a pump?

You might be surprised to learn that you can vacuum your pool without a pump. You don't need the expensive equipment to do it, either. Believe me; I know what I'm talking about because for years I used my own vacuum hose and every now and then had to use buckets of water to get the deeper parts of the pool clean. It was worth it though because there is nothing worse than stepping into murky water! Now that I have found this awesome way, all my worries are gone!

You can vacuum your pool with a siphon. It's best to have a friend help you so that they can be in charge of the stop and start process, while you operate the tube.

What happens if you don't backwash your pool?

The dirt, leaves and other debris in the pool will settle at the bottom of your pool. This can cause a cloudiness in the water that makes it look like you haven't cleaned it for weeks. The chlorine levels may also drop because of this which means it will take more chemicals to keep your pool clean. Plus, all that extra dirt and grime on the bottom can throw off your pH balance which could lead to algae growth! To avoid these problems, make sure to backwash or vacuum out your filter regularly so everything doesn't get trapped inside!

It's important to backwash your pool regularly so that the filter doesn't get clogged up with dirt. If this happens, you'll experience frequent water problems and have to empty your pool every once in a while.


Pool vacuums can be a great way to keep your pool looking clean and tidy. They often come with their own pump that attaches directly to the vacuum head, making it easy for you to hook them up. If this is not possible, there are other ways of getting power from the pool's filter pump or skimmer box as well as attaching an external pump using some PVC pipe fittings. Ensure all valves on both pumps are closed before connecting together and make sure they have been turned off at either end once connected - e.g., if you're using an outside pump then switch off the house filter system too!

About Christopher Jones

Chris is a true globetrotter. He has been to many destinations and tried different types of food from all over the world, yet he still loves finding new places and tasting their specialties. Chris has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and so he decided to go back to school at age 24 for his MBA at University of San Francisco so that he could have a better understanding of business strategy in order to start his own company. His favorite motto is “how can one live well, travel well, and work well without having good food every time?”

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