We maintain
residential and commercial pools

Here at Georgia Pool Cleaning, it’s our job to keep your pool clean and safe, so that you can worry less and enjoy it more.

We maintain
residential and commercial pools

Here at Georgia Pool Cleaning, it’s our job to keep your pool clean and safe, so that you can worry less and enjoy it more.

How to Vacuum a Pool

Pool vacuum cleaning the floor of pool

A pool vacuum is an important part of keeping your pool clean and maintained. Vacuuming helps to remove debris and dirt from the pool, which can otherwise lead to water quality issues and algae.

Picking Your Pool Vacuum

There are two main types of vacuums for pools: suction and pressure. Suction vacuums are the most common. They’re attached to your pool’s filtration system. Pressure vacuums are less common, but are more powerful and can be used on their own.

To use a suction pool vacuum, simply attach the vacuum hose to the skimmer box. The skimmer box is located on the side of the pool. The other end of the hose goes into the head of the vacuum, which is then submerged in the pool.

Pressure pool vacuums are more powerful, but they’re also more expensive. They don’t attach to the pool’s filtration system. Instead, they have their own pump and filter. Pressure vacuums are ideal for pools with a lot of debris or ones that are difficult to vacuum.

How to Vacuum a Pool

1. Assemble Your Vacuum

Depending on the type of vacuum you’re using, it’ll be assembled differently. For suction pool vacuums, simply attach the hose to the skimmer box. For pressure pool vacuums, assemble the vacuum according to the manufacturer’s instructions – usually with a telescoping pole attached to the main mechanism.

2. Submerge the Vacuum Head

After the vacuum is assembled, submerge the vacuum head in the pool. Be careful not to let any air into the suction hose – this will decrease the suction power.

3. Start Vacuuming!

Slowly move the vacuum head along the pool’s floor, being careful to cover the entire surface. The pool’s filter will collect the debris vacuumed up. Empty the pool’s filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

4. Disconnect and Clean Up

When you’re finished vacuuming, disconnect the vacuum from the skimmer box (or turn off the pressure pool vacuum). Drain any water from the vacuum head and hose. Be sure to put away all of your pool equipment so it doesn’t get damaged.

Helpful Questions to Consider:

How Often Should You Vacuum Your Pool?

Most pool experts agree you should vacuum your pool at least once a week. If your pool has extra debris – from a storm, for example – you’ll need to vacuum it again.

Do I Still Need to Vacuum if I Have a Robotic Pool Cleaner?

Robotic pool cleaners are a great way to keep your pool clean. However, they’re not a replacement for regular vacuuming. Robotic pool cleaners usually only clean the pool’s floor and walls – they don’t do a good job of getting rid of residue in the water. They’re not the only solution.

Why is Vacuuming My Pool Important?

Vacuuming is important because it helps to remove debris and dirt from the pool. This can otherwise lead to water quality issues and algae. Vacuuming also helps to extend the life of your pool’s filter. A clean pool is a happy pool!

Georgia Pool Cleaning Can Help

If you’re not up for the task of vacuuming your pool every week or you aren’t sure how to vacuum a pool, that’s okay! Georgia Pool Cleaning can help. We offer pool cleaning services that will take care of vacuuming (and more!) for you. Get a quote today!

Why Choose Our Pool Cleaning Company?

Here at Georgia Pool Cleaning, keeping your pool clean and safe is our serious business. Our extensive industry experience has made us one of the go-to experts for various homeowners and business owners with pools in our service area. Whether you need pool cleaning or inspection, we can do quality work for you. All of our service techs are CPO certified. We work on all major brands, and we are also a Pentair and Hayward authorized dealer.

Partner With Our Pool Cleaning Company

Having over 45 years of combined experience, our pool cleaning company has been a trusted expert for many clients in the Atlanta Metro area. Call us today for more information about the pool maintenance services we offer. We have bilingual representatives who can communicate in English and Spanish. Our services also come with free estimates.