How to install a suction pool cleaner

How to install a suction pool cleaner

A pristine pool requires regular maintenance, and one of the most efficient tools to keep your pool sparkling clean is a suction pool cleaner. These cleaners attach to your pool’s skimmer or dedicated suction line and move around, vacuuming debris. If the installation sounds intimidating, don’t fret! Here’s a simple step-by-step guide:

1. Unbox and Assemble:
Begin by unboxing your suction pool cleaner. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to assemble it. Typically, this involves connecting hoses and ensuring all parts are secured.

2. Turn Off The Pool Pump:
Before making any connections, ensure the pool pump is off for safety.

3. Connect the Hose:
Attach the hose sections together. One end will connect to the cleaner, and the other to the skimmer or dedicated suction port. Ensure there are no air bubbles in the hose. A handy trick is to submerge the hose in the pool, allowing it to fill with water.

4. Attach to Skimmer or Suction Port:
Once the hose is free of air, connect it to the pool’s skimmer or dedicated suction line. Some pools have a specific port for automatic cleaners.

5. Adjust The Suction:
Turn the pool pump back on. The cleaner will start moving around the pool. If it’s moving too fast or too slow, you’ll need to adjust the suction. Many cleaners come with a valve that helps regulate this.

6. Monitor the Cleaner:
For the first run, observe the cleaner to ensure it’s covering all areas of the pool and not getting stuck. You might need to adjust hose length or other settings depending on your pool’s shape and size.

Final Thoughts:
Installing a suction pool cleaner can be straightforward with the right guidance. However, if this sounds like a lot of work or you’re unsure about any steps, remember that professional help is just a call away. Blue Ocean Pool Service is here to assist Austin homeowners in ensuring their pools are in top condition. Whether it’s installations or regular maintenance, we’ve got you covered!