There was dead algae and other gunk I couldn't clean out of it myself, so I filled it back up and decided I would vacuum up all the crud. The pole is sturdy and I really like the skimmer net. Guide to Wine Country Green State: Bags and bot are easy to use and must be rinsed every time for longevity and performance. Hold the last bit of hose under water.
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How to Hook Up an Above Ground Pool Vacuum
Not because of battery. Well it was perfect for my pool. Slip the skimmer disc into the skimmer on top of the suction port to initiate the vacuum. I purchased the gph sand filter I have the 15ft, 42in deep pool and tried to use a pool vacuum hooked up to that, but it kept shooting all the algae back into the pool and would lose too much water if I unhooked the water inlet hose. If you have to pull the hose end out of the water to fit it or the skimmer disc into the suction port, do so as quickly as possible to avoid letting too much air back into the hose.