Gillian Alexandra: This is quite helpful however, even with the hose going into a bucket of water the pressure keeps backing up and the filter pump stops suction, apparently i'm doing something wrong.
Danielle Gleeson: For a large above ground pool (non-intex type), place a tube in the outlet (an intex tube will fit tightly) and loop it out and over the side of the pool.That way you can run your pump but vacuum the gunk to waste over the side.Working this out meant I brought my pool from swamp to crystal clear in just over 3 days - Algaicide and chlorine shock then wait 2 days. Add flocculent then wait 24 hours. Vacuum the debris out to waste...done!
SubVet 8286: After this crap settles to the bottom, I like to get in and vacuum it out myself, takes a little longer but is more efficient and great exercise. Also cleaning the filter every week helps to prevent this as well.
Patricia Crowley Manson: You are awesome! I vacuumed our pool and the darn, dead algae came right back into the pool. I didn't realize the sand filter wouldn't hold onto it! Thank you for your video. It saved me a lot of frustration and cursing!
Megan Garcia: what kind of vacume is this an were did u get it i am having the same problem but after seeing this video now you explained what to do so now i need the good vacume like this were did u get it
Gord Savedra: this is awesome just what I needed to know just one detail. What is the name of this vacuum please...
Ginger Benson: Thanks for the information.
Stephanie Davis: Thank you this helps me so much! I was having the same problem. I am so going to do this!!!
Ginger Gin: Thanks!
Paul Ferrara: Algae cannot grow without phosphate. Buy phosphate remover and algae will never come back after you initially clean it!
Jeremy Clem: Wow genius! I was trying to figure out how to do this myself. Thanks for sharing.
Regina Saari: it worked!!
Tek Legion: Thanx buddy
Tito Alvarado: Great Video, wish i would have seen this before dumping all my pool water out and refilling. lol I tried so many things and making my own filters too but algae kept coming back in the pool. Thanks for the heads up.
chantal villegas: Awesome thnx for the video
Fritz Mulder: I'm about to buy myself an Intex Sand filter. Think it might be easier to clean the pool with a proper filtration system.
Victoria England: You don't even need to use the filter. Just fill the vacuum hose with water then drop it over the side. It will drain into the grass and the suction will act as a vacuum. You just add the water to the pool when you're done and you're good to go! Easy Peasy.
Cindy N: OMG!!! Finally...someone actually said what I needed to hear...THANK YOU!!! I kept vacuuming my pool and wondering why the dead algae was getting through the filter!!! Is my pump dying? Are my filters bad? Is there a leak somewhere in between? What the heck is a filter for if it doesn't filter the crap out?! I was going mad trying to figure out the problem. GRR....I will definitely do the vacuum to waste method once the crap settles down to the bottom again. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Julia H: and might I add--after watching this and shocking my own vinyl above ground pool for the last 4 days--I will DEFINATELY be doing this this this afternoon--Thanks dude--i will let you know how it works--my pool bottom looks like his did and its just on the bottom because my filter cartridge when I went to clean it has no algae on it at all.
Julia H: The vac he is using is called a SKOOBA--you can buy them online or at stores for around 35 bucks--it hooks up to your pump and using the intake pressure to suck the waste--problem is it filter back thru into your pool--its a great tool but not for algae--what he did was unhook the return and let it run out onto the yard--The reason he keep the pump working was to increase the suction. Using a siphon works but you don't get the same suction that the pump will give you and it takes longer. Clear it up any?