How to Vacuum Intex Pool With Sand Filter

by Rick Goldman

The Intex pool is a great option for someone who doesn't have the time or money to maintain chlorine levels.

How to vacuum intex pool with sand filter

How to vacuum intex pool with sand filter
How to vacuum intex pool with sand filter

The filter, unlike most traditional pools, is all natural. This means you don't need to buy expensive chemicals and keep them on hand year round. It also means that your water stays cleaner because there are no chemical residues left behind when you drain it out in the fall!

You should clean your pool once a week. To vacuum an intex pool with sand filter, you need to hook up the hose to the skimmer box and run it into the deep end of the pool for about twenty minutes.

How do you vacuum an Intex sand filter?

The Intex sand filter is a great way to remove the impurities from your water. The design of this filter means that it can be difficult to clean. In order to vacuum an Intex sand filter, you need some specific supplies and equipment as well as some time and patience.

This blog will walk through how to properly care for your Intex sand filer so that you don't have issues with bacteria growth or clogs in the future!

What setting do I put my sand filter on to vacuum my pool?

This is a question that comes up often. If you have an automatic pool cleaner, it should be the last filter in the line before the pump. This ensures that all debris and dirt are filtered out of your pool water before they reach your pump which can cause damage to your equipment. If you don't have an automatic cleaner then there are other factors to take into consideration for placement of your sand filter; how close do you live to large bodies of water, what kind of landscaping do you have around your pool? The answer will vary from person to person so if this question has been on your mind lately come down and see us!

Turn your sand filter to "backwash". This way the water will drain from the bottom of the pool and suck up any dirt or debris that is in there.

How do you hook up a vacuum to an Intex pool?

First, you need to find the vacuum connection on your pool. This is typically located at the bottom of the pool and can be identified by a long tube extending from it. Next, attach your hose to this port using a standard garden hose fitting adapter or an Intex connector kit if you have one. Finally, turn on the pump for about four hours before turning off and disconnecting your vacuum cleaner from your pool vacuum connection.

  1. Purchase a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment
  2. Attach the vacuum to the pool using the hose attachment
  3. Turn on the vacuum and watch it suck up all of your pool's debris!
  4. Disconnect from the power source when you are finished
  5. Clean out any excess dirt that is left in your pool by vacuuming again, if necessary

The Intex pool comes with a hose attachment. You can hook up your vacuum to the end of the hose, and then use it to suck out all of the leaves in your pool.

How do you vacuum an Intex above ground pool?

If you have an Intex above ground pool, there are a few steps you can take to properly vacuum the pool. First, use a skimmer net to remove any leaves or other debris from the surface of the water as well as from around the sides and bottom of your pool. Next, attach a leaf bag over your vacuum's nozzle and turn on your vacuum cleaner. Finally, run it around all edges of the pool while holding down the handle so that no air escapes out of it.

Before you vacuum your pool, please be sure to clear it of all leaves and debris. After that, attach the hose to the skimmer with a Y-shaped adapter. Then go around the edge of your pool and spray off any algae.

Do you remove skimmer basket when vacuuming pool?

Skimmer baskets are often removed when vacuuming pools in order to remove dirt and debris. However, there is a chance that some of the dirt could be left behind which can then end up in your pool water. A skimmer basket should never be removed without first filtering out all the water with either a pump or net. The best way to vacuum your pool is by using an automatic cleaner like Dolphin's Nautilus Plus Skim-Vac™ Pool Vacuum Cleaner, which can clean both swimming lanes and deep end while removing 99% of bacteria from the surface of the pool! This type of cleaner has filters on board so they don't need replacement for over 8 months!

Yes, I remove the skimmer basket when vacuuming pool. You can vacuum around the bottom of the pool with ease and not worry about getting your arm stuck in a skimmer box.


Vacuuming an Intex pool is a vital task that must be done to keep your water clean and clear. Keeping it up will reduce the amount of time you need to spend scrubbing down algae from the sides, which can also help maintain a cleaner environment for swimmers. The only downside is that this process takes some work since vacuums aren't made with heavy-duty materials. If you have any questions about how to vacuum an Intex pool, give us a call! We'll answer all your concerns and make sure everything goes smoothly during this important chore.

About Rick Goldman

Rick Goldman's grandpa was a captain of a California coast cruise. This afforded Rick the luxury of traveling to exciting places along the Pacific Coast as a young boy. He got to try different, exotic foods on these journeys - something he really enjoys blogging about from his grandpa's beautiful garden home today.

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