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How to Last Minute Rush an Inground Pool Vaumning

Did you ever want to just get the pool vac'd., without getting out the robot if you even have one, or pulling out the vacumn and hooking up the hoses, having to purge all the air out of the system just to get it ready.....you know the drill....and to make matters worse its real hot out!!
her's what i have found in my years of pool cleanup blunders, Put the pool selector valve to pool drain, get a long adjustable handled pole with a leaf type pool brush attachment, very slowly push the grit on the liner towrds the pool drain, do it gently and stop, wait until the smokey looking water clears(this means it went into the drain port and is being filtered out in the cannister).
Do this to the entire pool but dont rush it, after you are done check the PH and Chlorine etc. adjust, backwash the filter if your filter has a backwash system, and off you go onto another home project, this one just saved you a ton of precious time!!!
If you have the inground pool cartridge filter system you should remove the filter/filters and hose them out twice a year to keep them clear, when they start to look and act dirty and they cant get clean by hose take them to a pool pro and ask him to chemical bath them, thisfilter problem will be noticable when you see the pressure rising too high on your filter tank, it means the filter/filters are getting clooged and need attention.
Happy Homeowning!!

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