Above Ground Pools

How to Vacuum Above Ground Pool

How to Vacuum A bove Ground Pool

Vacuuming the Above-Ground Pool is a great way of keeping your pool clean and making them free of impurities.

It is recommended to vacuum your pool weekly to keep them free of bacteria and small debris which you cannot see with your naked eyes.

In this guide, we will discuss everything above vacuuming different Above Ground pool ideas.

We will also discuss some robotic methods to vacuum Above-Ground pools automatically.

What Will You Need?

Before you vacuum your pool, you will need: 

  • A Vacuum Head
  • A telescopic pole
  • A Vacuum Hose
  • A Skim Vac
  • A Scrub Brush

Getting Started with Cleaning Above Ground Pool

After getting all the equipment ready, you must follow these steps:

Step 1: Assemble your Pool Vacuum.

Firstly, you must assemble your pool vacuum which is very easy to do. You just must attach the vacuum head to your telescoping pool.

Step 2: Connect the vacuum hose.

Then, you must attach one end of the hose to the vacuum head and attach the other end to the skimmer using a vacuum plate.

Step 3: Choose your filter valve setting.

Now, it depends upon you whether you want to do light vacuuming or deep vacuuming. It is recommended to set the multiport valve filter to “Filter” for light vacuuming and bigger jobs set the system to the “Waste” setting.

Step 4: Start Vacuuming

To vacuum the pool, you must move the vacuum like a rug in a slow linear manner. If the pool is very dirty, you must repeat the process many times until the pool becomes clean. You must also remove all the debris from the pool by yourself.

Step 5: Disconnect the filter, change filter settings, and do a final cleanup.

After vacuuming the pool, you can disconnect your vacuum head. To give a finishing touch to your cleaning, you can attach a brush to your telescoping pole and give a pool a good side scrubbing.

Alternatives to Manual Pool Vacuum

If you do not like to vacuum your pool by yourself, then there are these robots which are known as automatic pool vacuums which can help you in the cleaning process.

These are of three types:

1. Robotic Pool Cleaners

The Robotic Pool Cleaners are considered the best automatic pool cleaners in the market. These are also very expensive, if you can afford them then this is the best option for you. 

Ex-Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Robotic Pool Cleaner

Dolphin Automatic Robotic Pool Vacuum Cleaner, Wall Climbing Scrubber Brush, Smart Navigation, Ideal...
  • WALL-SCRUBBING POWER: Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus climbs walls efficiently, ensuring thorough cleaning...
  • ACTIVE SCRUBBING: Elevate your pool maintenance with the Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus - active scrubbing...
  • EASY FILTER CARE: Effortlessly maintain a clear pool with our user-friendly top-load filter basket....
  • PLUG-AND-PLAY EFFICIENCY: Make pool cleaning a breeze with our simple plug-and-play system. Just...
  • THE DOLPHIN LEGACY: Over 40 years of effortless cleaning with unmatched performance, durability, and...

Dolphin A10 Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner for Above-Ground Pool

Dolphin (2024 Model) E10 Automatic Robotic Pool Vacuum Cleaner, Active Scrubber Brush, Top Load...
  • Above ground robotic pool cleaner
  • Ideal for above ground pools up to 30 ft.
  • 40 ft. cable length
  • Full clean in 1 1/2 hours
  • CleverClean navigation for complete pool floor coverage

2. Pressure-Side Pool Cleaners

The Pressure-Side Pool Cleaners are also very powerful and self-contained automatic cleaners. It cleans around the bottom of the pool and collects all the debris into the filter bag. 

Polaris F5 280 Pressure Side Automatic Pool Cleaner

Polaris Vac-Sweep 380 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner

Polaris Vac-Sweep 380 Pressure Inground Pool Cleaner, Triple Jet Powered, 31ft of Hose with a Single...
  • CLEANS IN 3 HOURS: Powered by a separate Polaris booster pump, 3 venturi jets create exceptional...
  • FOR IN-GROUND POOLS: Safe for all pool shapes and surfaces including vinyl, fiberglass, gunite,...
  • Complete Coverage: The Vac Sweep 380 moves fluidly as it sweeps & scrubs the floor and walls of your...
  • CAPTURES LARGE DEBRIS: The pressure cleaner is equipped with a single chamber filter bag that...
  • WHAT'S INCLUDED: Polaris Vac Sweep 380 Pressure-Side Pool Cleaner, 31-feet of feed hose, & single...

3. Suction-Side Pool Cleaners

The Suction-Side Pool Cleaners is considered an automatic version of vacuuming your pool manually. If you are thinking of purchasing a poolside cleaner, then this investment is worth it.

Zodiac Mx6 Automatic Suction Side Pool Cleaner

Zodiac MX6 Automatic Suction Side Pool Cleaner Vacuum with Zodiac Cyclonic Leaf Canister, Cyclonic...
  • Cyclonic Suction: Provides powerful suction and aggressive wall climbing.
  • X-Trax: Rugged track design provides extreme climbing and maneuverability.
  • Quick Connect: Enables quick secure attachment to cleaner head.
  • MX Flow Regulator: Automatically controls excess flow through cleaner for optimal performance and...
  • Zodiac strives to deliver the perfect pool experience that enhances comfort, enjoyment, and peace of...

Hayward W32025ADC PoolVac XL Suction Pool Cleaner

Hayward W32025ADC PoolVac XL Suction Pool Cleaner for In-Ground Gunite Pools up to 20 x 40 ft. with...
  • The Hayward PoolVac XL Suction Pool Cleaner features patented AquaPilot technology for systematic...
  • Wide vacuum inlet and unique wing design deliver constant suction power
  • Connects directly to the pool’s skimmer or suction port for complete installation in less than 10...
  • No debris bags to empty reduces the need for frequent maintenance
  • Advanced suction design cleans efficiently and quietly for a more peaceful pool environment

Final Words

It is very important to vacuum your Above-Ground Pool weekly. It will help in clearing all the debris and unseen bacteria from the pool.

You can either do it manually using a Manual Pool Vacuum or you can use Automatic Pool Vacuums 

This is all about this guide. We hope that you find this guide helpful. 

If you have any suggestions or any query you want to ask us, you can do it by commenting below.

Erica Puisis
Erica Puisis holds a Master’s in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in outdoor structures and recreational spaces. Since joining our website as a platform in 2020, Erica has provided insights into above-ground pool selection, installation tips, and maintenance practices. Her background includes roles in civil project management and as a freelance outdoor living consultant. Erica is a keen swimmer in her leisure time and participates in community environmental initiatives.

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