DIY Pool Vacuum

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Introduction: DIY Pool Vacuum

I had a pole from a broken skimmer. Used a small pump from a smaller pool. Add pool hose to the end of the pump that sucks water in. I used tuck tape to tape the hose and the pump to the pole. Make sure there is a filter in the pump. Submerse the pump in the water prime it with the screw on top. Then plug it in. It works great. And you don't run out of power like the rechargeable vacuums.
Happy pool cleaning;)

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    Gadgets_and_Gear
    Gadgets_and_Gear

    Tip 9 months ago

    NOT a submersible pump! DO NOT put it under water!

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    sporty1976
    sporty1976

    Reply 9 months ago

    I have been using this for close to ten years. It is plugged into a gfi outlet. So I completely understand what your saying but it has been great for me.

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    petestrash
    petestrash

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Cool Idea, but electricity and water don't mix well, have you checked the IP rating on the pump?

    Maybe using a submersible sump pump would be a safer bet.

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    dkrmwiz
    dkrmwiz

    6 years ago

    vacuum...

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    kbc2
    kbc2

    6 years ago

    did not think those pumps were that water proof........ cool idea! been thru a couple vacs trying to find one that catches the small stuff.