As a pool owner, you are probably well aware of just how important regular cleaning and maintenance is, to the overall health of your swimming pool. Although above-ground pools such as Coleman are relatively easier to clean than in-ground, they require just as much attention in order to keep the water fresh and swimmable. Failure to clean your pool regularly can lead to the accumulation of algae and debris which will make your pool contaminated and septic.
So, in this article, we are going to discuss how to use a vacuum on a Coleman pool.
Let us jump, right into it....
Things that You will Need
- Vacuum head
- Telescoping pole
- Vacuum hose
- Skimmer disk
5 Tips How to Use Vacuuming your Coleman Pool
With the necessary tools at hand, you can proceed with the task of cleaning your Coleman pool. Here is a step by step guide on how to approach this process.
Step 1 - Set up the Vacuum
Connect one end of the vacuum hose to the vacuum head and attach the head to the telescoping pole. Thereafter, submerge the setup into the pool, until the vacuum head touches the floor.
Step 2 - Prime the Vacuum
Push the open end of the vacuum hose against a return outlet to fill it with water in order to expel the air inside it. Firmly hold the telescoping pole into position to prevent the vacuum head from floating to the surface as air is ejected from the hose. You should continue this process until no more bubbles are visible. Once all the air has been removed from the hose, your vacuum setup will be ready for use.
Step 3 - Attach the Skimmer Disk
With the hose end still submerged in the pool, detach it from the return outlet and connect the skimmer disk. Attach the skimmer disc into the skimmer of your pool to activate your vacuum. In case your pool doesn't have a skimmer, you can connect the open end of the vacuum hose into the suction port directly.
If you need to remove the hose end out of the pool in order to attach it to the skimmer disc or suction port, try to do so as fast as possible to prevent air from entering the hose again.
Step 4 - Vacuum the Pool
While standing in a position from where you can see the pool floor clearly, pass the vacuum head over the bottom of the pool in a series of short slow motions. Try to overlap the strokes slightly as you vacuum the pool in order to ensure that all the debris is collected.
In case you kick up any dirt or debris while cleaning, take a break for a few hours to allow the debris to settle before resuming the process. It is vital that you keep the vacuum head underwater throughout the process to prevent the vacuum from losing its prime. Clean the pool until all the debris is removed.
Step 5 - Clean the Equipment
Once you've completed the process of vacuuming your pool, disassemble the vacuum and give all the tools a backwash before drying and storing them appropriately.
Although cleaning a Coleman pool can be quite tedious, it is hardly as difficult as keeping the water chemistry balanced. Therefore, you need to make an effort to vacuum your pool as often as possible in order to eliminate debris from the bottom of a pool and prevent the growth of algae, which can contaminate your pool and make it septic.
By applying the steps we have discussed in this post, you will be able to vacuum your pool conveniently and keep it in perfect condition for use.